Ice Skater Ekaterina Gordeeva

Celebrities, Celebrity Q&A, People
on March 23, 2003

What happened to ice skater Ekaterina Gordeeva? Her partner was her husband, Sergei Grinkov, who died in 1995.
—Manual A., California

Ekaterina "Katia" Gordeeva has performed in a number of televised ice skating shows, including Divas on Ice and Holiday Celebration on Ice. Most recently, she appeared as a special guest star in seven cities with the U.S. tour of Smucker's Stars on Ice. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband, 1998 Olympic champion figure skater Ilia Kulik, and her daughters. Daria, 10, is her daughter with Grinkov. Gordeeva and Kulik got married last year and have a young daughter. Gordeeva says she and Kulik are having fun teaching Daria to skate, and they recently enjoyed a family skiing trip. Gordeeva won the gold medal in pairs with Grinkov in 1988 and 1994. After Grinkov died in 1995 of a heart attack, Gordeeva recounted their life together in her book, My Sergei: A Love Story.