Alex Ovechkin’s wife Nastasiya Ovechkin married him on August 28 of 2016. They married in Russia because they come from there! Makes sense, right? Besides, American weddings are overwrought and too elaborate. Russians often have simple ceremonies that are more low key and mellow. Naturally, the Ovechkin wedding turned out to be a small private affair. Alex posted the announcement afterwards with a picture of their hands held together and said it defined happiness. Nastya modeled professionally in Russia, and she was already a big deal before she knew Alex.
The couple started dating in early 2015, according to an article by NHL.com and they announced the engagement in September of that year. They spent a lot of time in St. Petersburg after the wedding. The reason they spent time in St. Petersburg was because Alex needed to prepare for the 2016 World Cup of Hockey. Unfortunately, in 2016 one of the family members disappeared. They live in Russia for much of the off season since they like their home country. They make their home in Moscow, and they owned a Yorkshire Terrier who ran away. Alex Ovechkin’s wife wrote a post on social media pleading for help, but I don’t think they ever found the little fellow again.
I suppose I should briefly mention Alex became engaged to another woman back in 2014, but they called off the wedding soon afterward. Alex Ovechkin’s wife is happy they did so. I don’t know the details of the previous engagement, nor do I care to know. At present, the Ovechkins feel very happy and optimistic. Who wouldn’t be? I should also mention they bought a new dog after the Yorkie departed. He’s a big black Labrador. The couple might have owned him before the Yorkie, but at least it’s nice to know they have other dog friends.