Who Is Kseniya Mikhaleva? New Details On Kristoff St. John's Fiancé

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Who Is Kseniya Mikhaleva? New Details On Kristoff St. John's Fiancé

The Young and the Restless star Kristoff St. John sadly passed away on February 3rd at the age of 52. He played Neil Winters on the CBS soap opera. He was found dead at a home in Woodland Hills, a suburb of Los Angeles. The cause of death was not immediately known. An autopsy will be performed. St. John joined the cast of The Young and the Restless in 1991. His co-stars took to social media to mourn his loss. Criminal Minds star Shemar Moore played St. John's half brother Malcolm Winters from 1994 to 2005. He posted a photo from the show of the two of them hugging and captioned it, “This ain’t goodbye Brother... Watch me make you proud!! We will be together again... I LOVE YOU Kristoff!!! Just go chill out and watch me carry YOUR torch” Another person trying to make sense of his death is his fiancé, 25-year-old Russian model Kseniya Mikhaleva. Who is Kseniya Mikhaleva?


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1. Her reaction

Upon hearing the news of her fiancee's death, Kseniya took to her Instagram and said: "How did it happen ??? How ??? Why did you leave so early ???? and left me alone. I can't believe. You were everything to me .... you were a loving father, a loving man,.....how ??" The post was later deleted, but not before it was shared on social media. She also posted IG stories, including one of her kissing St. John with the caption, "Why... just tell me why," with a broken heart emoji. 

2. She is a model

Kseniya is a model working in Russia and Europe. She is repped by Images Model and Talent Management. She's worked with a lot of bridal companies and walked in Arab Fashion Week and Estet Fashion Week.

3. She lives in Moscow, Russia

Kseniya lives in Russia and is pursuing a degree in business. She also studied pediatric surgery at State Medical University in Stavropol, Russia. It isn't clear if she graduated from that program. 


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4. Kseniya and Kristoff

Kseniya dated Kristoff for seven months before getting engaged in September 2018. They met in Paris in February 2018 and hit it off immediately. She was with him during his recent threat that he was going to commit suicide. 

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5. Long-distance relationship

Kristoff and Kseniya were in a long distance relationship while he filmed his soap in Los Angeles and she went to school in Moscow. In an interview with Radar, she said that Kristoff had been "sad" lately because they were so far apart. She said that she had been working on filing the paper work to live in the United States. In reality, St. John has struggled with depression since his son's suicide in 2014 and had recently sought treatment for his mental health.


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Amy Lamare is a Los Angeles based freelance writer covering entertainment, pop culture, beauty, fashion, fitness, technology, and the intersection of technology, business, and philanthropy. She is deeply devoted to her chocolate Labrador and an avid long distance runner. You can find her on Instagram and Facebook.