Sergey Lazarev Russia baby nikita

He’s one of Russia’s most recognised public figures, known for his show-stopping performances, numerous roles in the theatre, and general charm and good humour.

But unbeknownst to his millions of fans, Sergey Lazarev has also been a father for the past two and a half years.

The news broke this morning after Russian news site LIFE.ru published images of the “You Are The Only One” singer leaving church with his son and Sergey’s mother.

When L!FE approached Sergey about the photographs on the telephone, he responded, “This is my private life, I do not want to make it public” before ending the call.

Now, with the cat out of the bag, Sergey has taken to Instagram to clarify his reasons for keeping details of his son — named Nikita — a secret. He wrote:

“Public life is always seen through a magnifying glass, sparking a lot of conversations, rumours, discussions, often negative emotions. Even for adults and experienced people, this kind of attention is a difficult test, especially for a small child.”

????? ?????????? ???????? ?????? ??????????????? ??? ?????, ???????? ????? ??????????, ??????, ??????????, ????? ?????????? ?????? ?, ???? ??? ???????? ? ??????? ?????,????? ?????????? ????????–??? ??????? ?????????, ?? ?????? ??? ? ????????? ???????. ?????? ???????,???? ? ???? ?????? ???? ??????? ??????? ????????? ???????? ????????? ???????, ???????????? ? ???? ????? 2.5 ???? ?????, ????????????? ? ????? ?????, ?? ????? ??????? ????????? ? ??????????. ?? ???????,??? ?????????,??? ??????? ?????????????? ????? ???????? ??? ??????????? ??????? ???? ?????? ?????.? ?????? ??? ????????? ???????? ?????????? ??????????, ????????, ??????? ? ???????. ???? ?? ??????? ?? ??? ??????, ???? ?????????? ???????????,??? ? ????????????? ???????? ??? ??? 2,5 ???? ???? ????? ? ??????????? ????. ?? ? ????? ????? ???? ??????? ?????? ???????????? ???? ?????, ???? ? ????? ???? ? ????????? ???? ????? ?? ??????? ?????.??????? ?? ?????????!

A post shared by Sergey Lazarev (@lazarevsergey) on

“That’s why me and my family decided to keep a wonderful, joyful event in my life from 2.5 years ago only in the family, and did not make any announcements or advertisements.”

“But today, it so happened that the general public became aware of this sacred event in my personal life. And now a huge number of publications are involved in speculation and gossip. In order not to produce any more of it, I want to officially confirm that I am really happy to be a dad of 2.5 years and be raising a son. BUT I ask all to respect my family’s personal space — and me and my son — to preserve our right to a private life. Thank you for your understanding!”

Within two hours of going live, the comment recorded more than 17,000 likes, showing just how much Sergey’s fans respect his decision to protect his son’s privacy, and his thoughtful and considered response on Instagram.

Sergey has had a busy year filled with triumphs, including winning the televote at Eurovision 2016, performing a sold-out tour that took him from Moscow to Siberia, being named Glamour Russia’s Man of the Year, becoming one of Google’s most-searched for personalities and making the wiwibloggs’ list for the best non-Eurovision singles from ESC artists during 2016 for “Idealniy Mir”.

Combining electro elements with pure pop and the tiniest splash of tropical beats, the single is easily Sergey’s most current sounding song for a long time. And it’s a real earworm too. It might be sung in Russian, but the “idealniy mir…” refrain is infectious in any language.

With Brexit, Trump and who knows what else looming large, the song is particularly timely. The “You Are The Only One” hitmaker sings of a utopia where men and women are both strong and gentle. His world is “imperfectly perfect”, but difference and risk-taking are encouraged as ultimately all is forgiven.

Read more Russia Eurovision news

Total
6
Shares
  Subscribe  
newest oldest most voted
Notify of
sofiane
Guest
sofiane

sergey lazareve,he look amaizing like an angel ;he is a good man ,you are my only one is the best music in the world;and good song ,good luck ,i am very happy fore you, good jobe and gangretilation

Monica
Guest
Monica

He is gay, Julia Volkova from Tatu told that in russian TV and he was very angry that she relveal that

an esc fan
Guest
an esc fan

I think Sergey is gay, but not because his ESC performance, but because his other videos I saw on youtube. His ESC performance is as hetero as a russian can be, regarding the fact that russians are very careful about how they look anyway, in Russia almost all man act like fashion police about themselves and girlfriends, so it is not necessarly a clue of being gay. But I think Sergey is gay because other videos are very daring (like Michal Szpak from Poland).

Chicken Kyiv?
Guest
Chicken Kyiv?

ESC Fan On that we can agree, I want things better for everyone and as I said to Purple Mask, I hope even after Brexit, the EU and UK can work together. The EU will lose an unwilling lodger, and gain a friendly neighbour 🙂 Also those in the EU who do want deeper integration can now pursue it. As for Sergey, as much as I wish he was gay (like I;d have a chance even if he was 😛 ) I don’t actually think he is, I just think he’s too busy to find a girl, or is worried… Read more »

Alessia
Guest
Alessia

He has a girlfriend.He admitted it in his latest interview. You can check it in his channel in YouTube.

And to all haters, I would say them to respect Sergey. OK, you don’t like him,but you have to respect him, or we will treat you 1 million times worse.
Sergey is THE BEST, AND WE ALL (LAZERFANS) are 1 FAMILY.

an esc fan
Guest
an esc fan

@ Chicken Kyiv?
It is very good and I’m happy if everything will be better for everybody.

Now going back to Sergey, I’ve read comments that say he has bad luck to live in Russia. There’s no need to feel sorry for him, there’s no risk, other than losing his fangirls, and this is the reason why Ricky Martin and other western stars did not wanted to admit earlier that they are gay. It is about losing money, in case you think he is in any other danger.

Chicken Kyiv?
Guest
Chicken Kyiv?

Esc fan. It was my wish that politics wasn’t brought up but since it has, there’s already 24 countries wanting to sign trade agreements with the UK. The EU on the other hand struggles to sign a deal with Canada and found themselves held at gun point by some Belgian french speaking socialist

an esc fan
Guest
an esc fan

This blog is about ESC so this is my last post about this topic.
If UK thinks that has so much of the things that the rest of the world will want to buy, than good for you. Try to sell to China things that they already sell much cheaper, or try to sell to US anything you think they need to get only from you.

Chicken Kyiv?
Guest
Chicken Kyiv?

Esc fan

No one in the European commission which has the most power is elected, only the parliament is which cant make its own legislation it can only approve yes or no what the commision puts forward

Because the UK buys more from the EU than the EU buys from us any restrictions on free trade will hurt the EU more.

I am fine reverting to World Trade Organization rules if need be, but think both sides should work together for a trade deal that benefits both.

an esc fan
Guest
an esc fan

@ Chicken Kyiv?
Politicians in Bruxelles ARE elected and send there from each EU country that has elections to choose them.
UK can’t have the best of both worlds like Theresa May wants.
Prepare to pay taxes if you still want to trade with EU (if you are from UK).

Plum
Guest
Plum

(J)ESC Fanatic I remember you trying to convince me that Sergey’s career will be over if he performs at Stockholm gay pride. He did it and nothing happened to his career. We have a couple of artisis who came out and nothing happened to them either. We have a singer here in Russia, you know him too, who has two children by surrogate mother and he is not an outcast, he is pop king. Most people here don’t need any comings out to be sure that Sergey is a gay. And guess what? He is still loved. It’s not a… Read more »

Chicken Kyiv?
Guest
Chicken Kyiv?

@purple mask

Not wishing to be governed by unelected bureaucrats in Brussels doesn’t mean we are breaking a part from Europe. The UK and individual European countries will continue to be strong allies and work together. We shall simply just create our own laws however.

US & Canada, Australia & New Zealand all get along fine without being joint into a political union

Charles
Guest
Charles

@(J)ESC Fanatic: You actually said the one thruth many pop stars today still have an issue with … and Sergey being a Russian male pop star … it can easily ruin his career by coming out … not anyone has has the courage and the luck that one Adam Lambert has had much less the opportunity or the right circumstance to do it regardless. Music is this guy’s life and job … you have to be stuck in your own silence if you wanna keep this job … despite the miserable state it can bring you to.

Purple Mask
Guest
Purple Mask

@Charles: Thanks; that’s an interesting perspective. However, I wasn’t specifically referencing LGBT rights, or even just to Russia – I was instead referring to how European relations have been falling apart ever since the onset of the Refugee Crisis, combined with the rise in terrorist incidents. These are scary times, so let’s talk to each other and move together, not break apart. (Boo Brexit, always. Haha)

AntonESC
Guest
AntonESC

I hope for Sergey to live a normal life…gay or straight….doesn’t matter. Glad to live in the Netherlands. Married gay man with a 2 years old lovely daughter. Family life is all that counts!!

(J)ESC Fanatic
Guest
(J)ESC Fanatic

@Plum

But don’t forget that if he comes out of the closet, people, mainly Russians, who are not particularly well known for their ability to accept and respect anything different from “the normal”, will not keep loving him that much. That’s why he is still inside it and will probably never come out.

Charles
Guest
Charles

@EurovisionTop: You are actually right … I mean … Ricky Martin has been an amazing father to his motherless twins … so pretty sure Sergey is that kind of father too. @fikri: He can’t be your father and bedtime lover at the same time … that would be just too weird … make up your mind. @Purple Mask: You make a great point … but in this day and age of Eurovision that supports the LGBT community so explicitly as never before since 1998-coming out of the closet-Eurovision … the only political thing here that no one can dare to… Read more »

Charles
Guest
Charles

Having 17.000 to make such a private personal announcement … and having 17.000 for every time he shows off his naked torso … can anyone tell me the difference? His fans would love him if he had just bought a new vacuum cleaner for the house and give 17.000 for that … If you really want to protect your family and you wish not share what it is private with your public YOU don’t have to write these things .. who said celebrities have the obligation to share every single f*** detail in their personal life with all of us?… Read more »

Plum
Guest
Plum

Respect to Sergey for his position, it’s his private life. He is loved in his country whatever since he is a talenetd artist and a real hardworker. I think that from now on he will be loved even more.

(J)ESC Fanatic
Guest
(J)ESC Fanatic

I never liked him. Everything in him screams “fake”. Him participating at Eurovision was a big mistake.

As for this whole story, I’ll say that it’s such a shame he can’t live his life happily and the way he likes and instead needs to throw dust in our eyes, so that we don’t realise the obvious.

Purple Mask
Guest
Purple Mask

@Chicken Kyiv: The whole point of Eurovision in the 1950s was to use music to help bring Europe closer together. Now in the 2010s it’s all falling apart again – and i’m not joking. It’s time for Eurovision to pull its weight and to spread a positive political message of unity. Because now more than ever, we need one.

EurovisionTop
Guest
EurovisionTop

Why does everyone assume Sergey’s sexuality? This article is about his son and it’s not surprising he’d want to keep his private life private when everyone jumps to conclusions. I bet he is an amazing father and cares about protecting his son to give him the best life possible – no matter how he chooses to live his life.

Maclaren
Guest
Maclaren

Well, Elton John has two sons too

Chicken Kyiv?
Guest
Chicken Kyiv?

@Purple Mask

Over the next 10 years its very likely Brexit shall simply be the first of many! 😛

fikri
Guest
fikri

what an amazing guy. i wish he is my dad too.

Purple Mask
Guest
Purple Mask

@Chicken Kyiv?: Absolutely, yes. Brexit will be swiped at in almost every conversation over the next 10 years. 😀

an esc fan
Guest
an esc fan

Sergey + his mother + his son were at church, so this is the entire family, no wife/girlfriend, because she would be at the church too if she existed.
Remember that Philip Kirkorov has two children with surogate mother, I guess is the same with Sergey.

Chicken Kyiv?
Guest
Chicken Kyiv?

Did you really need to take a swipe at brexit in an article about Sergey and his son?

Pastora Soler haha!
Guest
Pastora Soler haha!

Like ricky martin or christiano ronaldo

It’s pretty obvious how he had his child and why

Pity that he can’t live his gay life free in russia

Adam
Guest
Adam

@ok dude its not that deep. People (guys AND girls) say stuff like that. Idk if you speak english as a first language or understand modern slang but “I wish he was my father/dad” =/= “omg i wish he was my daddy!!!!! <3"

Though this does nothing to get rid of my belief that he's a closeted gay and that woman is a beard, I'm happy he seems to have a good family! Also he has good morals for not letting the press pry into his private life so much.

Jacob
Guest
Jacob

Sounds to me like a publicity stunt to hide another secret

Polegend Godgarina
Guest
Polegend Godgarina

Nobody knew about his 2-year-old baby? It may be another PR stunt (which isn’t unusual in Russia, especially when it comes to supposedly gay celebrities), but since it’s Christmas time I’ll just assume it was a very well kept secret 🙂

Purple Mask
Guest
Purple Mask

I agree with Jonas. This story only makes me admire Sergey even more for not courting the publicity of his private life. The media might hate that, but I both admire and respect his decision.

As for William Lee Adams and ‘that tagline’ – I interpret it more as hopeless admiration rather than sexual innuendo. In other words, Sergey would be great at ANYTHING, including fatherhood, and if that means your minds are gonna go to that other place then that’s your pain y’all. (Wait, I just typed y’all – that’s scary.)

ESC84
Guest
ESC84

Didn’ t Ricky Martin decided to have baby after he came out. I don’t think they can be related, especially after this news

Christina
Guest
Christina

Maybe it happen the same as Ricky Martin.Surrogate mother…

Jr esc nl
Guest
Jr esc nl

Pretty impressive that nobody had found out about it until now. Did nobody notice that his wife became like really fat in nine months? XD

Jonas
Guest
Jonas

I admire his instincts to let the child (and his mother) have a private life. Refreshing that he didn’t wheel them out for magazine shoots and other such publicity. He doesn’t owe his fans any explanation of his personal situation, so it’s not like this boy was a “secret” as such, it’s just that he never courted publicity – more power to him!

Catherine
Guest
Catherine

Just for example, french singer Claude Francois and french actor Lambert Wilson’s father hide theirs sons too.

ESC123
Guest
ESC123

I hope it won’ t bring too much pressure on him

Nancy K
Guest
Nancy K

I did not read that the way @OK read that. Like at all. People do say “i want a father like him” very commonly where I am from if they meet or see someone who is very friendly, kind, nice, etc. Also, in terms of Sergey’s privacy, he responded publicly to the Russian paper so probably wants articles like this written. This article repeats Sergey’s position. So I don’t get the drama?

ESC123
Guest
ESC123

I am shocked and literally don’ t know how to respond..

Justin K.
Guest

I don’t know if it’s because it’s Russia, but being able to hide the fact that you had a child for 2.5 years is pretty amazing, tbh. Good on him!

Hopefully the press aren’t like the ones in GBR or the US though…

Alex
Guest
Alex

lol this is like Ricky Martin…

ok
Guest
ok

“We wish he was our father” you sure this is the best time to express your thirst William?? i know its not hurting the kid or anything but its just a little disrespectful considering this is obviously something he was forced to do, and didnt want to have in the public eye and it sounds like you’re just making a joke about it being all like “Haha i wish he was MY daddy!” when this is a serious thing aka someone’s privacy being invaded ?? :\

Paul D.
Guest
Paul D.

What? He had a baby two years ago and no one knew?
Only in Russia lol

gunnar
Guest
gunnar

ohhhhhh he could f*ck me and we could have a baby :))