- Olena Zelenska is the youngest First Lady in Ukraine’s history; she is not a soldier but has spearheaded reformative policies for Ukrainians, including a sustainable nutritional pattern for students.
- The 46 mother of two got married in 2003 to the President of Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelensky, who was once a comedian.
- While Ukrainians face the Russian forces, Olena has focused her energy on being a reliable shoulder to all and a support system to her college sweetheart who is now her husband.
The First Lady of Ukraine, Olena Zelenska, has become the country’s paradigm of the ideal strong woman. She has remained resilient and displayed the bravery of a warrior even though her family remains the most vulnerable in the Russian-Ukraine war.
Though she studied architecture in college, Olena had a career as a trained screenwriter. She is married to her college sweetheart Volodymyr Zelenskyy, the first Jewish president of Ukraine, and the pair have two children. The first lady is the producer of the “Women’s Kvertal Social Initiatives” project and writer of the political satire comedy television series, “Servant of the People”.
Named among the “100 Most Influential Ukrainians” by Focus magazine in 2019, Olena Zelenska as the first lady puts her people first and has initiated several policies for Ukraine’s development. She is an advocate for gender equality, proper nutrition, and the preservation of the Ukraine language.
Ukraine’s First Lady Olena Zelenska Is Not a Soldier
Rumors circulated that Ukraine’s First Lady, Olena Zelenska, was sighted in a military uniform, defending her country against the Russian forces but this is not true. The woman thought to be Zelenska is a Ukrainian soldier who was seen at a military parade exercise in Kyiv; this was in August 2021.
While Olena Zelenska isn’t a soldier, she has exhibited the bravery qualities of a warrior. Her decision to remain in Ukraine after Russia invaded the country is commendable and has strengthened citizens of the nation to stand their ground. Though her nation bleeds and her family seems to be the major target, Olena remains patriotic and devoted to being an inspirational figure for Ukrainians.
She has ensured the safety of women and children, providing them with safe shelter. Olena Zelenska started a Telegram channel to provide answers to the public who were in much panic after Russia invaded their country. Through the channel, she has encouraged the people of Ukraine to defend their country.
The 46 Years Old Is Ukraine’s Youngest First Lady
Olena Zelenska was born on Febuary 6, 1978 in Kryvyi Rih. Her birth name is Olena Volodymyrivna Zelenska and her mother is Olha Kyiashko. Olena pursued a career as a writer even though she graduated as an architect from Kryvyi Rih National University. On May 20, 2019, she became the youngest first lady in Ukraine’s history: she was 41 years old then.
Since she took the unofficial title, she has tirelessly worked towards making positive contributions to the government led by her husband. Amongst other things, she is committed to preserving the Ukrainian language. One of the ways she has pursued this aspiration is the introduction of Ukrainian-language audio guides in famous museums of the world.
She has laid out impactful initiatives at the national and global levels; including the G7 worldwide initiative on gender equality during the third Ukrainian Women Congress in December 2019. Olena was also appointed to the board of the Art Arsenals by her husband, the president of Ukraine; this was on January 13, 2020. She has refined several school nutrition programs as she believes that proper nutrition is a critical part of health and development.
Olena Zelenska Met Her Husband In College and They Have Two Kids Together
She is married to Volodymyr Zelenskyy, the president of Ukraine, and their union has seen the birth of two children. The two met in college and became close friends before they started dating.
At that time, Zelenskyy was an up-and-coming comedian and law student while Ukraine’s first lady studied architecture. The duo dated for eight years and finally tied the knot on September 6, 2003.
Olena and Zelenskyy are parents to Alexandra Zelenskaya born on July 15, 2004, and Cyril Zelensky born on January 21, 2013. Her daughter Alexandra appeared in the movie “8 New Dating” as Sasha.
Two years later, she appeared in the TV game show, “Laughing Comedian: Children” and won 50,000 hryvnias.
The Mother of Two Is a Professional Screenwriter
Though an architect by profession, Olena Zelenska started writing for Kvartal 95, an entertainment production company after she graduated from Kryvyi Rih National University.
She improved her writing skills while working as a scriptwriter in the entertainment industry, alongside her husband Zelenskyy, the President of Ukraine.
Olena is the producer of “Women’s Kvertal Social Initiatives” and is credited as a writer for “Servant of the People”, a political satire comedy television series through which her husband gained mainstream popularity. In 2009, she co-wrote the comedy film, “How the Cossacks …”