Famous sports commentator, actor Vasily Utkin is not married. In his youth, he had an unsuccessful relationship with Natalia Pakueva. The marriage with Natalia broke up after a year and a half, and later she married the football player Sergei Ignashevich.
Vasily Utkin and his path to success
Vasily Utkin was born in 1972 in Balashikha. He grew up in an intelligent and very close-knit family. After leaving school, the young man entered the Moscow Pedagogical Institute. Vasily did not receive his diploma, because after the 4th year he took the documents. Until now, he cannot explain the reason for such an act. At that time, it seemed to him that higher education would not help him achieve the desired goals.
In 1992, Vasily Utkin was offered to become the host of the Politburo program. The founder of the project was a good friend of his. In 1994, Vasily began to lead the "Football Club" on NTV. His manner of communicating with the guests of the studio was very specific. He could criticize any football player or question the talent of any coach. Due to frequent scandals arising on this basis, the program was closed and broadcast only resumed in 2000.
Utkin was the editor of a sports column in the newspaper Gazeta, worked as a commentator at European and world championships. Vasily tried to act in films. He took part in the creation of such films as "Election Day", "What Men Talk About". The commentator has appeared in several music videos of little-known performers. Since 2017, he has been collaborating with the RBK channel and hosting the Sport with Vasily Utkin program.
Marriage with Natalia Pakueva
In Utkin's personal life, everything did not work out as well as in his career. Vasily was married about 20 years ago. His wife was Natalya Pakueva, who later gained fame thanks to her work on television and marriage to football player Sergei Ignashevich.
Natalia was born in Moscow and since childhood she was passionate about several sports. She was seriously involved in artistic gymnastics, but due to an injury, she was forced to stop training. It was very difficult, because Natalya devoted all her free time to sports. Her father was a coach, and even in her student years, the girl herself led a column on the NTV plus channel dedicated to the wives of football players. But the girl was able to come to terms with the end of her sports career and decided to become a journalist.
After graduating from the institute, Natalya went to work on television as a sports commentator, began to broadcast several copyright programs. On the set of the "School of Scandal" program, she met Vasily Utkin.
Vasily long sought Natalia's location. He tried to please her in everything and made amazing surprises. Upon learning that his beloved has a passion for tulips, he gave her large bouquets every week. To do this, he had to order flowers of unusual shapes and colors directly from Holland. Natalia loved the work of "Agatha Christie", and Vasily was friends with the lead singer of the group. Once he invited the girl to a restaurant owned by his friend, and for Natalia the whole evening the musicians of the group performed their best songs.
Despite Utkin's efforts, the marriage lasted only 1, 5 years. A few months after the official divorce, the former spouses got back together and tried to start all over again, but then they parted completely. Natalia met a new man. It turned out to be a footballer Sergei Ignashevich.
Vasily was very upset about the departure of his beloved woman. According to him, it is for this reason that he became addicted to alcohol and gained excess weight. The sports commentator managed to stop in time and pull himself together.
New projects and relationships with women
Vasily Utkin hosts the Football Club program on the Ekho Moskvy radio. When answering questions from the audience, he often uses foul language. The commentator believes that this has a positive effect on the rating of the program, but many people did not like this format.Vasily dreams of creating an author's program on the Internet. So far, he regularly gives forecasts for the Marathon bookmaker in his blog.
At the beginning of 2019, Utkin was invited to the Dozhd channel as a TV presenter of the Panopticon program. Vasily manages to manage several projects at the same time. He devotes all his time to work, since his personal life did not work out. After breaking up with Natalia, he did not have a serious and long-term relationship. Vasily admits that he is already used to living alone and almost resigned himself to it.