Chelsea Owner Roman Abramovich Announces Separation From Wife

The owner of Chelsea Football Club, Roman Abramovich has announced parting ways with his wife Daria Zhukova after ten years of marriage.

In a joint statement, the couple who have two children together said: “After 10 years together, the two of us have made the difficult decision to separate,”

This will be Abramovich’s third divorce, following his separation from second wife Irina in 2007. The estranged couple then vowed to “remain close friends, parents, and partners in the projects we developed together. We are committed to jointly raising our two children.”

50-year-old Abramovich, who took over the reigns at Chelsea in 2003, is the world’s 139th richest person, with a fortune estimated to worth £7bn, according to Forbes magazine.

“We’ll continue to work together as co-founders of the Garage Museum of Contemporary Art in Moscow and the New Holland Island cultural center in Saint Petersburg”, they added.