Olena Zelenska is the stunning wife of Ukrainian comedian turned president, Volodymyr Zelensky. Her husband won the presidential elections earlier this year making her the country’s youngest first lady.
Olena’s hubby made his name on Servant of the People, a Ukrainian comedy show that follows the life of an every man schoolteacher who unexpectedly becomes president and takes on the nation’s oligarchs.
Beating the odds and with close to zero political experience, Volodymyr struck a populist, anti-corruption message during his country’s presidential campaign that clearly resonated with millions of Ukrainians suffering from poverty and government graft; ultimately placing him on the top. He won with a staggering 73 percent of the vote.
Widely known as ‘Ze’ Zelensky was born in the city of Kryviy Rih on January 25, 1978. While he was growing up, for four years he lived with parents in the city of Erdenet, Mongolia. His family returned to Kryviy Rih where he studied at school No. 95 with extensive English learning. In 1995, he entered Kryviy Rih Institute of Economics, which is part of Kyiv National Economic University, where he received a law degree.
The showman and actor gained popularity in 1990s thanks to a highly-acclaimed KVN stand-up TV show. He was a member of various teams until he skyrocketed to his first big standup success with the launch in 1997 of a 95 Kvartal team. His program became the highest rated on Ukrainian TV in a comedy segment.
Zelensky along with his partners launched a number of other successful TV projects.
In addition, he’s had a number of roles in films.
He and wife, Olena Zelenska have been married for 16-years. She was born Olena Kiyashko in Kryvyi Rih on February 16, 1978.
She and her future husband were schoolmates, but at the time they did not know each other. They got acquainted much later – while in college. Olena studied at the Faculty of Civil Engineering at Kryvyi Rih National University.
The two began dating and had a long courtship that lasted nearly a decade. They were in a relationship for about 8-years prior to their marriage in 2003.
Since their nuptials the couple has welcomed two children. Olena Zelenska gave birth to a daughter Oleksandra in 2008; their son, Kyrylo was born in 2013.
Despite having a degree in architecture, Olena never worked in the profession. Instead, she helped her husband create stand up performances for the KVN comedy show. She later became one of the authors at the Kvartal 95 Studio. Though married to a celebrity the gorgeous blonde enjoys keeping a low profile -most likely reason why she opposed her husband’s run in the beginning. Since becoming the first lady however, she’s made a number of public appearance.
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