Russian tennis star, Maria Sharapova, announced her agreement to marry British businessman Alexander Gilks. She posted a group of photos and videos collected through her account on “Instagram.”
The five-time Grand Slam winner commented on the photos with her fiancé Giles, founder of the electronic auction company Paddle8, which specializes in selling artworks: “I said yes since the first day we met. This was our little secret, wasn’t it?”
The 33-year-old, who has won all major tennis tournaments, has also won twice at the Roland Garros tournament and once at the US Open, Wimbledon, and Australian Open, has been linked with a relationship with the 41-year-old British businessman since January 2018.
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Gilks is the co-founder of the Squared Circles venture capital fund and an add-on to the online auctioneer that he chaired from 2011 to 2018.
According to the New York Times, in 2015, auction works of art valued at more than $ 140 million. He is also a board member of the New York Academy of Art.
Hilux pays excellent attention to charity and organizes social and artistic activities and events with stars such as Madonna and Elton John.
Sharapova retired from tennis on February 26 of this year and is the owner of Sugarpova, which produces luxury sweets.
Sharapova is the richest woman in the United States, with an estimated wealth of $ 200 million, according to the American magazine “Forbes.”