Story By: Zoey McDougall,Sub Editor: Joseph Golder, Agency: Golders
A stunning WAG has said her Russian international footballer boyfriend’s time behind bars as he awaits trial for attacking a minister is doing him well.
Beautiful blonde Daria Valitova, 28, made a public statement that she believes that the arrest and subsequent detention of her partner and father of her 18-month-old son, Zenit Saint Petersburg striker Alexander Kokorin, had a good impact on him.
Valitova, who has an aspiring singing career under the stage name Amelie, stressed that Kokorin has changed in a good way.
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She said: “The silliness that is typical for people until a certain age has disappeared completely. He matured a lot.
“He realised that he offended me at times… His life perception has changed too. This situation brought a lot of positive things to our family because we have realised what we are for each other.”
Kokorin, 27, together with Pavel Mamev, 30, were detained after getting into a brawl with the Minister of Industry and Trade, Denis Pak, 37.
The pair was reportedly celebrating their 10th anniversary of friendship in a Moscow cafe, when Pak, another guest at the restaurant, complained about their dinner party being too loud.
It is believed that Kokorin hit the official with a chair, and punches were thrown, with Pak ending up with a head injury.
It is reportedly likely that the football players were influenced by alcohol and drugs.
After being detained and questioned by cops, the pair were being held in pretrial detention on assault-related charges until 8th February.
Their detention has however been increased for another two months and Kokorin’s mother was hoping to get her son out of jail on bail for 10 million RUB (117, 327 GBP).
She told reporters she is concerned by her son’s knee injury which he suffered last spring and stresses he needs proper treatment.
Kokorin and Valitova have been in a relationship since 2014 but have not yet tied the knot.
One netizen said: “Well it is good for her that her partner got more mature. Maybe it will last a week or two, maybe he will propose in these weeks.”
But another one commented: “She is so naive. He changed like that for now, while he is feeling vulnerable. As soon as he gets into a better position, he will show his normal face again.”