Mother of Putin's Twins Has 'Vanished,' Reports Suggest
Alina Kabaeva, 37, reportedly gave birth to boys in April 2019 at a Moscow clinic
A former Olympian, who is believed to have recently given birth to twin boys fathered by Russian President Vladimir Putin, has allegedly "vanished," according to reports.
37-year-old Alina Kabaeva, a Russian Olympic gold medal-winning rhythmic gymnast, is rumored to have given birth to twins at a Moscow clinic in April of 2019.
However, she has recently "disappeared," sparking concern for her whereabouts.
The Sun reported Kabaeva has not been seen since 2018 when she would have been two months pregnant.
Rumors of Kabaeva's romance with Putin, 68, first swirled back in 2008 when she was an MP in President Putin’s United Russia party.
She is also head of the National Media Group, which won an exclusive contract to stream Netflix content in Russia.
Putin already has two adult children with ex-wife Lyudmila Shkrebneva, according to The New York Post.
The Russian leader insists, however, that he had no relationship with Kabaeva.
“Putin is an intensely private man,” a Moscow source told the news outlet.
"He has been hiding his two adult daughters under fake IDs for years.
“Even now, though he talks about them occasionally, he never names them,” the source added.
“If Alina gave birth to his children, her hiding away might be one of the strongest hints pointing to this.
"He is obsessive about the security of his family.”
Kabaeva, who once posed semi-naked in a magazine, has built a successful media career since retiring from sports, the Sun reported.
She won two Olympic medals, 14 World Championship medals, and 25 European Championship medals.
Rumors about her romance with the Russian leader first emerged in 2008.
Putin has firmly denied the rumors of a relationship.