SERIOUSly professional Nadiya Bychkova has split from her footballer fiance and the father of her child, choosing to focus on her career.
While Matija is in Slovenia with their five-year-old daughter Mila, Nadiya has been spending her time in the UK, dancing with Dan Walker at the Serious Dance and currently on tour.
But this isn’t the first time she’s broken up with a partner because of her dancing ambitions – having been married and engaged several times.
The stunning Nadiya – who has twice posed for Playboy – even continued to dance with her first love Miha Vodicar until she became pregnant with Mila.
We take a look at her previous relationships…
‘Men can’t help but love her’
Nadiya was born in Ukraine, then moved to Slovenia at the age of 15, where she got her first taste of success as a dancer and model.
It is also where she meets her first love – Miha Vodicar.
He was her partner in and out of the ballroom. They have been world champions in 10 dance disciplines – where competitors are judged based on ten different Latin and dance styles – in 2014 and 2015.
But in 2010, Nadiya signed up for the Slovenian version of Seriously, Dance of the Stars, and was paired with model Peter Klinc.
Following rumors of secret liaisons, it was revealed that they had an outburst, prompting a backlash from fans of the show.
A source said: “Nadiya is already famous and has endured all sorts of names. There were a lot of rumors about the explosion. She’s fiery, passionate and amazingly sexy. Men can’t help but love her, and she can’t contain herself either.
“She is a woman who is passionate about sex. She approaches her love life the same way she approaches the dance floor.”
Miha is apparently devastated too – and warned her first wife Davood Ghadami of her ways when she joined the BBC show in late 2017.
He said their relationship was “tempered”, Sun on Sunday: “It was hard and broke my heart.
“We got back to dancing almost immediately but it probably took a year for us to really get over it. We had real problems for two months. Only then did we decide to move on.”
Regrets for accepting the bold proposal
Nadiya separated from Peter after 18 months in 2011. He explained the situation frankly: “We are focusing on our business”.
By the following year, she was dating Jan Plestenjak, a famous guitarist and singer in her hometown.
Jan is 16 years older than her and reports say she secretly dated him when she was just 18 years old.
Despite rumors of engagement, they broke up within a year – but soon Nadiya came true.
After switching to Russian dancer Sergey Konovaltsev, she agreed to meet after a year of dating – when he boldly knelt when she received an award at a dance championship.
Nadiya then revealed that she had previously rejected him but was stunned by his public display of affection, sputtering, “I think I’ve found everything.”
But then she said: “I was in that situation so I didn’t think too much and for the first time in my life I reacted so spontaneously.
“I still don’t know what happened to me because I’ve never done anything like it. That’s when I was led by my intuition, but I’m still wondering why I accepted.”
Unfortunately, in 2015, the marriage broke down amid rumors of infidelity.
Nadiya found solace with businessman Anzet Cerin, then 29, who gave her a shoulder to cry on – sparking a new boom in a short time.
She even stated that she loves the cycling champion very much.
Her relationship with him became public when she wrote on Facebook: “Ever since I met you, no one is worth thinking about”.
Still cheering for the first love
Less than a year later, it all happened again and Nadiya fell in love with Slovenian soccer player Matija Skarabot.
But even while pregnant with Mila, she wrote a passionate letter to her first love Miha, with whom she continued to dance throughout the years until she became pregnant and shared his hand.
She wrote: “We walked together on the difficult but most beautiful path.
“When we first danced together, I knew we could make it. We’ve reached a high, more than that, basically everything. In the most beautiful arms, we jumped to the top.
“Now, as our paths are different, I want you, from the bottom of my heart, to achieve all the goals you have set for yourself. Let’s start with this national championship! I know. that you know that I will always be your biggest support!”
“Thank you for ten unforgettable years. Good luck.”
https://www.thesun.ie/tv/8231403/strictly-nadiya-bychkova-split-love-life-husband-fiance/ Inside the love life of professional Nadiya Bychkova