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Maria Sharapova spoke about her relationship with the British businessman Alexander Gilkes

Maria Sharapova spoke about her relationship with the British businessman Alexander Gilkes. 

- When I wake up, and my boyfriend is not with me, my first thought is what time zone he is in? Can we talk before I start my day? - told Sharapova.

Earlier it was reported that Maria Sharapova began to date British businessman Alexander Glikes. The affair of Maria Sharapova (30) and Alexander Gilkes ​​(38) became known at the end of January. The tennis player prefers to hide her private life from prying eyes, but the paparazzi were conveniently waiting.. Then the lovers were photographed at the airport in Los Angeles. But now Maria, it seems, does not even think of hiding. Recently the couple was spotted in Beverly Hills after visiting the exhibition in the gallery of Larry Gagosian (72). 

Gilkes ​​is co-founder and president of Paddle8, an online auction house specializing in fine arts and collectibles. He was included three times in the list of the 100 most influential people in the art world, once in the list of 40 most significant people who were under 40. The famous magazines Vanity Fair and GQ placed him among the most stylishly dressed people. In addition, Gilkes ​​is a board member of the New York Academy of Art.

He and the British royal family are on a first-name basis: Gilkes ​​is a close friend of Prince Harry (33) and former lover of Pippa Middleton (34). By the way, his ex-wife designer Misha Nonoo (31) is also close to Meghan Markle (36). So Maria very soon (May 19) may be present at the wedding of Harry and Meghan.

Sharapova had an affair with Bulgarian tennis player Grigor Dimitrov, they broke up with in 2015. She also dated tennis player Andy Roddick, the son of American telemagnate Charlie Ebersol and basketball player Sasha Vuyachich.

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