Alla Pugacheva is not only a talented artist, but also a bright, interesting woman who has always been in the center of male attention. The prima donna of the Russian stage is known for numerous novels, five of which ended in official marriages. In December 2011, the singer formalized a long-term relationship with comedian Maxim Galkin at the registry office, and six years later the couple got married.
Alla Borisovna met her future fifth husband back in 2001, when Galkin was a young, little-known artist. Fate brought them together at the Slavianski Bazaar music festival in Vitebsk, where Pugacheva came as the chairman of the jury, and Maxim made his debut with a solo concert. It is noteworthy that the singer's ex-husband Philip Kirkorov accidentally acted as a "pimp". It was he who introduced the prima donna to a talented comedian. According to Galkin, love at first sight did not happen between them, and sincere feelings arose only after several months of communication.
However, for many years, the couple preferred not to advertise their romantic relationship. Although Pugacheva recorded several duet compositions with Galkin and often appeared in public with him, many regarded the behavior of the artists as a PR move. After all, the singer and her young friend were separated by a 27-year age difference. Alla Borisovna herself in an interview bypassed this topic. However, the aura of secrecy did not prevent the lovers from moving to a new level of relations: in 2005 they began to live together.
Pugacheva declassified her long-term relationship with the comedian only in 2009. She called her family life with a new chosen one calm, peaceful and cheerful. And the prima donna's entourage said that Galkin, unlike his predecessors, got a "balanced, wise woman." But before she was overwhelmed with vital and creative energy, which literally haunted neither Pugacheva herself nor her men. Therefore, the relationship with Galkin became the longest in the artist's personal life.
Rumors about the official marriage of the two stars have been around for a long time, but the couple denied them. Alla Borisovna stated that she was disappointed in the institution of marriage, and the stamp in her passport had long lost any significance for her. However, Galkin still managed to convince his chosen one in this matter. The couple secretly formalized the relationship on December 23, 2011 in one of the Moscow registry offices.
The next day, the newlyweds celebrated a joyful event in the circle of their closest people. According to press reports, they invited about 40 guests to a gala dinner at the restaurant. The role of the toastmaster was taken over by the singer Nikolai Baskov. Also at the banquet were Valentin Yudashkin, Alexander Buinov, Alina Redel.
Family life and wedding
Having entered into an official marriage, the artists dared to take the next important step - the birth of joint children. Of course, given the age of Pugacheva, they managed to solve this issue only with the help of modern technologies. On September 18, 2013, the surrogate mother gave birth to twins, Harry and Lisa. Despite their young age, the stellar heirs are no less popular than their parents. On his personal pages on the Internet, Galkin often shares photos and videos of the achievements of his son and daughter. Fans of the artists note that the kids are already showing good creative inclinations.
As it turned out, the singer and comedian decided not to limit themselves to a secular marriage. In November 2017, they sealed their union before God. The wedding ceremony took place in a small church near Moscow. The sacrament was attended by the children of the spouses, the eldest daughter of Pugacheva Kristina Orbakaite, as well as family friends - Igor Nikolaev with his wife, Marina Yudashkina, Ida Dostman and others.
It is noteworthy that the church marriage with Galkin was not the first in the life of Alla Borisovna. In March 1994, she married Philip Kirkorov while visiting Jerusalem. Recalling that moment in her life, the singer called it "a thoughtless, spontaneous and rather naive step."She expressed her joy that church laws give her the opportunity to correct this mistake. Pugacheva described the wedding with her fifth husband as "a meaningful and righteous act in the name of love and fidelity until the end of my days."
By the way, Kirkorov did not react in any way to the words of his ex-wife about the wedding. He is in excellent relations with the singer and her new chosen one, so he was one of the first to congratulate the couple on a new important stage in their family life. As it turned out, Alla and Maxim postponed the wedding due to the fact that Galkin was not baptized in the Orthodox faith. And only on the threshold of his 40th birthday did he become an Orthodox Christian.
There are still those who consider the marriage of Pugacheva and Galkin a farce. Perhaps their relationship is really built differently than in classic families. But they definitely have a community of interests and spiritual kinship, which is important for a comfortable, harmonious life together.