Russian public figure Tina Kandelaki is a woman of many talents. She has established herself as a TV presenter, producer, businesswoman, and model. In addition to that, The Georgian-born is also a wife and mother.
Tina Kandelaki Is Married To A Younger Man
It is said, "When you truly love someone, age does not matter. Whether it is a difference of two years or thirty years, Love is Love." This saying is so true in the case of Tina Kandelaki.
Tina's marriage to Brovko did not come as a shock to many. Rumors regarding them were going on for a long time. Speculations about them became even stronger when she started wearing a ring in her fourth finger. The former TV presenter was also asked about the engagement, but she ignored the question.
Kandelaki, after the news of her second marriage broke, finally started coming out in public with her husband. More to that, she now readily talks about her marital life in public and shares pictures on her social media platforms.
It looked like rumors regarding Tina's family life ended with the revelation of marriage. However, that was not the case. Soon people began to speculate she is pregnant with her third child.
The gossips began to start when the fit and toned Tina was seen wearing loose cloth. Furthermore, her decision to become a vegetarian also fueled the baby rumor.
The brown-eyed beauty, however, was quick to squash the child rumors. She wrote in her blog that she is excited about procreation, but at present, she is not pregnant.
Tina and her eleven years younger husband are now married for five years, but they are yet to add a new member of the family. It looks like the love for one another is enough for the lovebirds.
The Georgia native was asked about the secret of her successful marriage. She explained that they are bonded together by their love of eating.
Not Only Life Partners But Business Partners As Well
Kandelaki and her better half not only have their hearts aligned but their savvy business minds also. The spouses are companions in various business ventures.
"The Most Intelligent" host and her husband are involved in the financing of Internet projects dealing with the development of educational software for schools. Furthermore, they previously were co-owners of PR-company The Apostle.
Tina Kandelaki First Marriage Ended in Divorce
Kandelaki was married to artist and businessman Andrey Kondrakhin from 5 November 1998 - 23 April 2010. Together they share a son and a daughter.
The reason for Kandelaki's divorce with her first husband is yet to be revealed; however, there are speculations they separated because of Tina's cheating rumors and financial issues. Though whatever may be the reason, there is no hard feeling between ex-spouses. Tina and her first husband are in amicable terms.
Mother of Two Children
Kandelaki gave birth to two kids during her first marriage. Her first child Melania Kondrakhina was born on January 11, 2000, when she was twenty-five years old. The entrepreneur was very much inspired by Melania Trump as she hosted Beauty Pageant while being pregnant. Thus, she named her daughter after her.
The former actress' second child, Leontiy Kondrakhin, was born on April 28, 2002. She admitted that she was frightened about her second pregnancy. Her daughter was just one year old, so the addition of a newborn would be great pressure on her. Thankfully Georgia native found the courage and added a new member to the family.
Kandelaki's children are now adults and leading an independent life. However, raising them was not easy for the working mom. After a few years of their birth, she got separated from her husband, and she became a single mom. Since she became a breadwinner for the family, she was not able to spend a lot of time with her children. During her time, her parents became her support system and helped her raise the kids.
Story Behind Her Tattoos
On November 25, 2006, Tina got into a car accident in Nice, France, with Russian billionaire Suleiman Kerimov. In the accident, The TV presenter suffered minor injuries while the business tycoon suffered significant burns.
When the news of the accident broke, stories of Tina cheating on her husband with the wealthy businessman started. To save her clean image, the Russian Journalist lied that she was at home with mumps.
Much to Kandelaki's dismay, her statement was contradicted by her then-husband Andrey Kondrakhin. He stated that his wife is in France. Thus, she later accepted that she was in fact in the black Ferrari of Kerimov and suffered injuries. She also revealed that those injuries left scars which she covered with tattoos.
The Tattoo on Tina's left wrist is one of the symbols of Reiki. The symbol can be interpreted in many ways, but one meaning is that it accelerates the process of wound wealing. The next tattoo is in her left hip is a Chinese hieroglyph that has the meaning, Mama.
Did Katy Perry Sexually Assault Tina?
In August 2019, news broke that Tina Kandelaki has accused singer Katy Perry of sexual harassment. The articles stated that Tina claims the Roar singer attempted to kiss her at a private party after being intoxicated. Also, she managed to push the singer away from her and that Perry moved on to other people at the party.
After some time of the article publication, Tina clearly stated in Telegram Messenger that the Grammy Award-nominated musician did not sexually abuse her. She further explained that she shared a comedic episode from her life and the Western media outlets twisted her words.
Tina Kandelaki Is Rich!
The multi-talented Tina Kandelaki holds an overall net worth of $2 million (132.7 million rubles) in 2018. Her fortunes have doubled from 2017 and Quadruple from 2016. She earned all this wealth from various sources.
The primary source of Income for Tina is different investments. One of her most profit earning ventures is her cosmetic brand Ansaligy. In 2017 the company made a profit of $28319(1.8 million rubles).
The businesswoman's second profitable business is her chain of Spa called In Copernicus. In 2017, the company brought in the revenue of $486158 (30.9 million rubles) and profit of $78666 (5.1 million rubles.)
Tina also owns a chain of the restaurant Tinatin in Moscow. The specialty of the place is Armenian foods.
Big Name In Hosting
Kandelaki started her hosting career in radio and worked in various stations such as Radio 105, M-Radio and Silver Rain Radio. After a couple of years, she transitioned to television and conducted multiple shows. She is most famous for shows such as "Details," "The Smartest," "Unreal Politics," and "Infomania."
The TEFI Award winner is one of the biggest names in the Russian hosting industry. She is regularly invited for hosting concerts and events by different companies. It is estimated she earns $ 1.25 million per year (90 million rubles) from these gigs.
One of the Highest-Paid Model
As eluded above, Tina is one of the most famous TV personalities. Different brands want to cash out in her popularity and thus give her various modeling opportunities.
Kandelaki is the face of many Russian and international brands, including Audi, Procter&Gamble, and Diane von Furstenberg. In 2012, she became the highest-paid star in Russia by signing a contract with cosmetics company Oriflame for $2 million.
Quick Facts: Tina Kandelaki
- Kandelaki's father, Givi Kandelaki, came from a noble Georgian family. He was an economist and the director of a vegetable depot in Tbilisi, Georgia.
- Givi died on May 1, 2009, at the age of 67 because of gastric bleeding.
- Her mother is Elvira Kandelaki, who worked as a narcologist in Georgia.
- She grew up with a brother Kakha Kandelaki in Tbilisi, Georgia. He works as a car mechanic.
- Kandelaki is Geogerian and Greek from the father's side and Armenian-Turkish on the maternal side.
- In 1993, she joined Tbilisi State University to study medicine. However, soon, she transferred to the journalist Department.
- Her father was against her Journalism career.
- In 2008, she completed her graduate studies from the Foreign Affairs Department of the Russian State University for the Humanities.
- Her favorite food is khachapuri.
- Tina achieves fit body by spending several hours in fitness centers, where she does aerobics, jogging, swimming, and strength training.
- Tina is the general producer of the Match sub-holding.
- Kandelaki is named as the most influential woman of Russia by Forbes magazine.
- She owns two German Shepards.
- She has worked as an actress in TV series "Papiny Dochki" and "Interceptor."
- Tina was once rumored to be having an affair with the former President of the Chechen Republic Ramzan Kadyrov. He and Tina came arm in arm at the opening of the main mosque in Grozny, Russia.
- She has appeared in magazines such as Maxim and Playboy. In those publications, she has posed almost naked.