Alina Kabayeva, 32, had vanished from public life for a number of weeks prior to last night, when she attended a girls' gymnastics contest as part of 70th anniversary celebrations of the end of the Second World War. Russian media reported the former Olympic gymnast looking slightly "overweight" and "older", which they suggested could be because she had recently become a mother, or is currently pregnant. Observers also noted she was dressed in a larger-sized dress, as if she want to cover a fuller figure. In February, Putin's own mystery disappearance from public life for 11 days fuelled speculation over his secretive love life. These included reports he had travelled to Switzerland to be with Kabayeva as she gave birth to the couple's child - thought to be a baby girl. Last December, Putin, 62, dropped the biggest hint yet that he is seeing Kabayeva, who is 30 years his junior, by admitting he "loves and is loved". Months earlier, Putin was shown wearing a wedding ring during a meeting with the Egyptian defence minister, before the Kremlin hastily withdrew the picture claiming it was actually from a time when he was still married to his wife Lyudmila.
By Will Stewart for MailOnline. Alina Kabaeva, 36, is an Olympic gold medal-winning gymnast and reportedly the Russian President's lover. Reports in Moscow claim that glamorous ex-gymnast Alina Kabaeva - rumoured to be Vladimir Putin 's long-time partner - recently gave birth to twins. There has been no confirmation from the Olympic gold medal winner and the Kremlin never discusses the president's private life with the state-run media in Russia obediently following suit. A source close to year-old Kabaeva was quoted saying: 'We do not comment on the rumours.
Alina Kabayeva, the former gymnast said to have romantic links to Vladimir Putin has made a rare public appearance in a voluminous dress, prompting fresh speculation that she could be pregnant. While the Kremlin has always denied a link between the Russian president and the former sportswoman, that has not stopped rumours about their relationship. Miss Kabayeva in the empire line frock.
Ex-gymnast Alina Kabaeva, 36, allegedly had the baby boys in a VIP clinic in Moscow last month, with the entire fourth floor booked out for her. One major newspaper Moskovsky Komsomolets carried the story on its website only to suddenly wipe all mentions of the claims, including from the internet cache. But the reports have persisted, with one outlet dni.