Since she was in her early 20s, she was the woman at Vitali Klitschko's side and went through all the ups and downs of life with the boxer. In an interview with the dance show "Let's Dance", Natalia Yegorova openly tells how she is after the breakup and what has changed for her.
"For 25 years I was a different person under a different name", Natalia Yegorova classifies her past. It has now been a good year since she split from the Ukrainian boxer and politician. A year that Yegorova used to find herself and make new plans, such as taking part in the dance show.
During dance training, Natalia is not only physically close to her trainer and professional dancer Andrzej Cibis, he also feels how Natalia is currently looking and says: "I wish for Natalia that she learns to relinquish control all the time on 'Let's Dance' to be able to do it without losing yourself (...) and really letting yourself go." But it is precisely this feeling that Natalia Yegrova has apparently long since become alien to.
Tears run down her face when the 48-year-old admits that the role at Klitschko's side was not always easy: "It's damn difficult to be a woman from a successful man. I have to be strong. Weakness was in not allowed in our family."
An inner attitude that is of course necessary in professional sports and where you have to concentrate on success and victories, but seems to be more of a hindrance in private life. Yegorova herself says: "To be so perfect for such a strong man, maybe that's what sits so deep in me".
Showing weakness is one of the things Natalia Yegrova wants to learn again in her new life. For a few months she has taken her birth name again and has the goal of "Let's Dance" to dance free for a whole new chapter in her life.