Valery Shaykhlislamov: What’s Irina Shayk Father’s Ethnicity?
Valery Shaykhlislamov Wikipedia: You might be familiar with the Russian supermodel Irina Shayk who also dated the Portuguese football star Cristiano Ronald for several years. Her father Valery Shaykhlislamov worked as a coal miner.
Valery died of complications from pneumonia in 2000.
Irina Shayk is the first Russian model to feature on the cover of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue in 2011. She even walked in the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show in 2016.
Read the article to know in detail about Irina Shayk‘s father.
Valery Shaykhlislamov’s Ancestry
Valery was a Russian citizen from Volga Tatars, a Turkic ethnic group native to the Volga-Ural region of Russia.
He was born and raised in Yemanzhelinsk (Chelyabinsk Oblast region), Soviet Union. His mother’s name was Galina, the grandmother of Irina Shayk.
His father was Russian while his mother is of Tatar ethnicity. He used his mother’s surname Shaykhlislamov which could probably be because his father left the family.
Who is his Wife?
Valery Shaykhlislamov was married to his wife Olga Shaykhlislamov, who is of ethnic Russian descent.
As a kindergarten teacher, his wife used to teach music to children.
The couple was blessed with two children, both daughters named Irina Shayk and Tatiana Shaykhlislamova Petenkova.
While his younger daughter Irina is a world-famous model, his older daughter Tatiana is out of the limelight. She is already married and is the mother of three including a daughter named Irina who was named after her sister.
Irina Shayk‘s Glamorous Career
Born as Irina Valeryevna Shaykhlislamova on 6 January 1986, Irina had an interest in music during her childhood.
She followed her sister and attended beauty school. At the age of 18, she took part in the “Miss Chelyabinsk 2004” beauty contest and won.
Irina started modeling for Intimissimi in 2007 and also appeared in the annual Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue.
She gained worldwide recognition after she was revealed as the cover model for the 2011 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue, becoming the first Russian.
Besides being featured on the cover of several magazines, she has also walked the runways for world-famous fashion shows like Bottega Veneta, Marc Jacobs, Burberry, Versace, Giles Deacon, Hugo Boss, Philipp Plein, Valentino, Max Mara, Isabel Marant, Oscar de la Renta, Michael Kors, and Mango.
Moreover, Shayk walked in the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show while she was six months pregnant with her daughter.
She has also starred in the 2014 film Hercules as Megara alongside Dwayne Johnson.
Daughter’s Affair with Cristiano Ronaldo
Shaykhlislamov’s daughter Irina is also popular for her long-term relationship with famous footballer Cristiano Ronaldo.
The former couple met while doing an advertisement for Armani Exchange in 2010.
They soon started dating and were engaged on Valentines’ Day in 2011.
The Russian model and the former Real Madrid forward were often together and Irina supported from the stand in almost every game.
Shockingly, they announced their separation in 2015 after 5 years.
Ronaldo revealed that they are ending their relationship in a statement to the Associated Press
“After dating for five years, my relationship with Irina Shayk has come to an end. We believed it would be best for both of us to take this step now. I wish Irina the greatest happiness.”
Irina reportedly did not like Ronaldo’s mother going together with him in every event and match and even disrespected her.
Moreover, she also did not attend his mother’s birthday party.
Ronaldo is currently dating Spanish model Georgina and is the father of five children.
Irina has a Daughter with Bradley Cooper
In 2015, Irina Shayk started dating American actor Bradley Cooper. They became the parents of their daughter Lea De Seine on March 21, 2017.
After 2 years, they separated in June 2019. Besides, she has also dated Vito Schnabel, Kanye West, etc.
She reportedly is single and is raising her daughter as a single mother.
Valery’s Daughter Irina Inherited his Looks
Irina stated that people mistake her to be South American due to the looks, she got from her father Valery Shaykhlislamov.
“My father was dark-skinned because he was Tatar, sometimes Tatars can look Brazilian. I get my light eyes from my mother.”
Her grandmother was of Tatar ethnicity and had a South European background which is why she looks like a Brazilian.
Unfortunately, Valery passed away from pneumonia when she was 14.