Irina was a former Aeroflot air stewardess. They met when Abramovich first marriage was on rocks due to family planning issues. They married in 1991 after Abramovich's divorce with his first wife Olga Yurevna Lysova. After a marriage that lasted more than 16 years and 2 sons and three daughters they separated in 2007. Irina Vyacheslavovna Malandina has been divorced from Roman Abramovich since March, 2007. They had been married for almost 16 years.