Story By: Anastasia Smirnova,Sub Editor: Joseph Golder,Agency: Central European News
Picture Credit: CEN/@yuliasavicheva
A stunning pop star who lost her baby though overwork and who then struggled to conceive again has revealed she only became pregnant after completely stopping her career.
Speaking of her heartache over the fears she would never have a baby, Russian singer Yulia Savicheva, 31, said it was only by taking the break that she got pregnant and her baby daughter has now been born at a private health clinic in Portugal.
But she told fans that it was a long battle for her and her husband Alexander Arshavov and that she had been trying to get pregnant for years after losing the earlier child to a miscarriage in her mid-20s.
Savicheva, a former child star who has been performing on stage since the age of four, admitted she carried on working, against doctors’ advice, after becoming pregnant the first time.
She said: “I did not take the situation seriously and thought that everything would work out by itself, and nothing terrible would happen.”
She also spoke about having to completely withdraw from show business.
She added: “I simply cut off all my connections to the music world and showbiz and I do not regret if for a single second.”
Her story touched a lot of women, who praised the singer and her devotion to her child and her husband of 10 years.
Netizen ‘Anna Strelchik’ said: “Yulia is so talented and beautiful. What a touching conversation.”
And ‘Kseniya Amoeva’ added: “Yulia and Alexander look like one happy couple. Wishing you both true happiness.”
Savicheva rose to fame as a contestant on a Pop Idol-style reality TV show, called Star Factory, on Russian TV.
Even though she did not make the final, she went on to notch up several hit songs and was chosen to represent Russia at the 2004 Eurovision Song Contest in the Turkish city of Istanbul.