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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Yulia Savelyeva's Naked City




Russia's main celebrity couple -- cheesy pop idol Filipp Kirkorov and aging diva Alla Pugachyova - doesn't give gossip-lovers a chance to relax and have a break from the newest twists of the May-December duo's eventful life. If last week Moscow's main buzz surrounded hubby Kirkorov, this week Ms. P. has stormed into the foreground in full force.


One of the long-lived star's ex-husbands, movie director Alexander Stefanovich, has pulled back the curtain concealing their past life together and let loose everything he thinks of his ex-wife. Stefanovich, who has been living in France since 1993, just finished a sensational, largely autobiographic novel called "I Want Your Girl," which purports to dish some dirt on Vladimir Vysotsky and Marina Vladi, Mikhail Baryshnikov and, of course, Pugachyova, whose wiles and flaws are attributed to a flimsily veiled double - pop-singer Alla Lugachyova. The book's Lugachyova has contacts with the KGB, hides her profits and hates her colleagues. In an exclusive interview with the jaundiced Express-gazeta, Stefanovich called his marriage to the star an "unimportant event in his life" and even "God's punishment;" he insisted that the uneducated, impudent and selfish Fury in his book is not a reflection of the real Pugachyova and that he's done nothing to spoil the national songbird's image.


Pugachyova's reaction to her ex-husband's revelations has not yet been made public. Alla is currently occupied with other "family" problems. Her dream of building a castle with Kirkorov near the Bulgarian resort town of Varna on the Black Sea has run aground due to strict local legislation. According to the law, only Bulgarian citizens can own real estate in the country. So, the loving couple is faced with a choice: to get double citizenship, which is possible in Bulgaria, or to abandon their dreams of seaside villas along with a piece of land they have already bought at the site of their coveted castle. Pugachyova declared she is against the idea of double citizenship. Furthermore, she denied recent reports aired by the Ekho Moskvy radio station about a voyage made by the couple to their mysterious "private property" in Miami where they allegedly planned to spend a mysterious million dollars.


But rumors are the destiny of any celebs, especially those with living-legend status. Whatever happened, is happening or will happen with this country, Pugachyova will always be at the center of public interest.