Russian tabloids recently reported that former World Chess Champion Anatoly Karpov’s companion was pregnant after she sported what some interpreted to be a ‘baby bump’. According to the report, a source close to the couple confirmed they were expecting a child.
UPDATE 04/06/2020 : This story seems to be false. (read more)
Is Anatoly Karpov about to be a dad to a little boy or girl?
Speculation is rampant that the former World Chess Champion is expecting a baby with long-time partner after she was spotted with a prominent stomach bulge on Tuesday evening (June 2, 2020), during romantic dinner date nearby his place.
Another source revealed that “she TWICE made toasts ... by drinking water instead of wine,” adding that it is “highly unusual” to “toast with anything but a full glass of wine.” (In case you weren’t aware, pregnant ladies aren’t supposed to drink alcohol.)
Twitter reacts to Anatoly Karpov pregnancy rumor
The chess grandmaster’s rep told journalist, “I do not comment on his personal life,”... and therefore has neither confirmed nor denied. This has caused multiple stories about the alleged pregnancy to make their way through bulletin boards and other social media sites during the past 24 hours, just following engagement rumors earlier this week.
Now we’ll have to wait and see if that ‘baby bump’ and that ‘high-profile wine-voidance’ are the key clues that ultimately lead to the Best Famous Baby News of the year.
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