A Russian college student who was outed by the media as President Vladimir Putin’s “secret daughter” says she’s loving the “limelight” after being named his alleged love child.
Luiza Rozova, also known as Elizaveta Krivonogikh, discussed her newfound status on the social media platform Clubhouse.
BBC journalist Andrey Zakharov, who broke the story about the 17-year-old for Russian news outlet Proekt.Media, asked if she’s Putin’s daughter, but she ignored the question, according to The Sun.
“Have I caused you a bad trauma by my investigation?” Zakharov then asked the teen.
“Oh no, not at all. My life was so stagnant, I am very grateful for the chance to be in the limelight, that people heard about my account,” Rozova replied, referring to her Instagram account, which gained 96,400 followers after reports that she’s Putin’s daughter surfaced.
“I’m not trying and never have to popularize myself,” the teen added. “I am feeling very well indeed, don’t worry about me. My life goes on, and all is well.”
Rozova’s mother, Svetlana Krivonogikh, 45, has been rumored to have been Putin’s lover in the late 1990s and early 2000s. Krivonogikh has not addressed the claims.
After news of the alleged love child broke, Putin’s spokesman said the claims were “not very convincing,” The Sun reported.