Initially, she was excited to give her husband the news. She expected him to jump up with a smile on his face and to give her a warm hug while telling her how happy he was. But when she broke the news, his face turned pale and a deep frown set between his eyebrows. He stared at her before turning around and leaving the room.
In that instant, she knew that her problems had just begun. She had taken things too far and now, her fairytale was turning into a living nightmare.
Everyone had told her that she was crazy. She just wouldn’t be able to provide for and raise that many kids, let alone give birth to all of them and stay healthy in the process.
But she had found the perfect man and the right circumstances for her plan. Or that’s what she thought. Even after giving birth to 22 children at once, her difficulties weren’t over. And when it all came down crumbling, she was left with a thousand questions and an uncertain future.
Kristina Kolasinska was born in Poland 23 years ago, and ever since she was a child, she had just one dream and one life goal:
To have dozens and dozens of kids. She didn’t have a specific number, just as many as possible. And the closer to a three-figure number, the better. She knew it wouldn’t be easy; but she had the plan and the drive to get it.
By the time she found the man of her dreams, Kristina’s past dating life had been quite tumultuous. She had gotten married at 18, and she had given birth to her first baby at that age.
However, that marriage didn’t last. And for the following years, she spent her time trying to find the man who would give her what she wanted: dozens and dozens of children. But one thing they say is that you must be careful what you wish for.
It wasn’t an easy process for her: from the get-go, she was pretty straightforward with the men she met about what her goals were. But she stumbled across many lifelong bachelors who weren’t really that interested in starting a large family, let alone an immense one.
To be fair, the men she encountered didn’t usually take her very seriously. Time and time again, Kristina found herself in the same unfortunate predicament.
It seemed like every man she came across who captivated her interest was just looking for a fun time rather than a long time. But why could that be? Was it just bad luck?
In all honesty, Kristina could figure out one or two reasons why the men she liked weren’t willing to commit to her. Every time she reflected on the matter and tried to be honest with herself, she could see what was pushing all those men away. But was it fair?
Kristina had been an exotic dancer in the past, and a good one at that. She had danced for about 5 years in one of the most famous clubs in Moscow.
The club’s clientele was composed of the most prominent characters in business and politics from all over the world. Much like for a priest, a lawyer, or a therapist, discretion was an inexcusable part of Kristina’s professional ethics. However, she had many secrets involving many important people.
“If I talked, governments would fall, and heads would roll,” she used to joke. Her family knew about it, and when they heard this type of comment, they worried about her safety.
They knew Kristina had good sense and would steer away from risky situations. But this didn’t change the fact that she possessed a lot of sensitive information on many powerful and potentially dangerous people.
However, Kristina knew better than to reveal any important personality’s secrets or try to blackmail anyone by threatening to make them public.
It wasn’t like she needed the money either: during her 5 years of career, she had managed to amass a million-dollar fortune. However, she believed that her past had been getting in the way of her life goals in a major way.
Kristina was a rich woman; she didn’t really need a man to support her lifestyle. Still, she suspected that some of the men she had been interested in starting a family saw her as just another golddigger.
And even among those who didn’t see her that way, she could imagine another reason why they wouldn’t be willing to commit to her.
Kristina was very open about her past, just as much as about her desire to have children. However, she could see why this would be a problem for some men.
After all, not anyone was willing to have a serious, public relationship with someone who had made a living the way she used to. Whether it was due to prejudices or personal values, she understood that; but still, it was starting to get old.
Day and night, Kristina found herself haunted by the same distressing fear: what if she didn’t find a man who wanted to commit to her and give her children? Was she doomed to remain single forever just for her past?
But finally, when she least expected it, she crossed paths with who she thought would be her knight in shining armor. And from the beginning, she knew that was the man she had been looking for all her life.
It happened one summer when Kristina was relaxing in the town of Batumi, in Georgia. The little town is a luxury tourist resort known as “the Las Vegas of the Black Sea”.
Many wealthy businessmen and politicians frequent the place. Kristina used to go there every once in a while to relax, unwind, and date around. And it was on one of those occasions that she met the one.
His name was Yusuf Aksoy: he was a Turkish multimillionaire who had made his fortune in the tourism business. Their romance started like something straight out of a novel, and it attracted a lot of attention from the media.
Little did Kristina know that Yusuf had a dark and mysterious past that would eventually come to bite them both in the back.
But in the meantime, they shared a sizzling romance that received a lot of media coverage. They seemed to be absolutely enamored with each other.
“He’s a mentor, guide, and fairytale prince all rolled into one,” Kristina once said to the press about the Turkish mogul. But didn’t Yusuf have a problem with the Polish beauty’s past?
Apparently, he didn’t. “She is so easy to be with, she always has a smile on her lips and yet at the same time is shy and mysterious,” Yusuf told the media once. “She was the kind of wife I always wanted for myself, an uncut diamond where I saw what a pure and kind heart she had.”
However, their idyllic romance would, in time, be perturbed by ghosts from Yusuf’s grim and sinister past. And they were ghosts that would take Kristina by surprise.
Kristina knew that Yusuf was a very powerful man with many powerful competitors. He owned several hotels and had a net worth of hundreds of millions of dollars. However, there was something her man didn’t confess to her until their relationship was an established one.
Yusuf was rumored to hold ties to organized crime; also, he had been forced to flee from his own country to escape a court trial. And that wasn’t all.
He had been accused of ordering the assassination of one of his business competitors. At the start, Kristina didn’t know how true those rumors were.
She didn’t even know that he was a fugitive, and she would only learn that later in their relationship. But when it happened, she was already in love; Yusuf had already established himself in her mind as the man who would fulfill her lifelong dreams.
From the start, Kristina had told Yusuf that her goal in life was to have as many kids as possible. “OK, like how many?” Yusuf asked. “About a hundred,” Kristina answered without a second thought. Yusuf just didn’t say anything for a few seconds, then looked back at her and said “Then so be it.”
They knew it wouldn’t be an easy journey. And some may think that the limitations of human physiology would make it impossible. But they did it. Ivanka had managed to give birth to 22 kids at once, and this is how.
Her initial plan was to have just one kid per year. But the doctors warned that it may be risky and it would surely put a strain on her health. So they found another solution.
They looked into surrogacy; it would be quite expensive, but that wasn’t a problem for Yusuf. So they went all in. And in less than one year, 22 children of their own were born to different mothers from all over the world within the span of a few days.
When the tragedy took place, the 22 children lived with Kristina and Yusuf in their Georgian mansion. The couple had spent about $200,000 on the surrogacy process and hired 16 live-in nannies, which cost them about $120,000 a year.
Still, these numbers were peanuts for Yusuf, and Kristina was as happy as she could be. Little did she know that her dream lifestyle was about to get shattered by unexpected events.
But in the meantime, she really enjoyed the ride. She was interviewed numerous times about her marriage and how it was to be a mother to 22 children, and she made clear that she was taking her motherly role really seriously. After all, it was all she had been living for.
However, many questioned whether she would be able to spend quality time with her numerous offspring; after all, 22 children are a lot to take care of, and it’s reasonable that she would need 16 nannies. This is what she replied:
“Many times I have been asked how I have enough for each child, whether I devote time alone to each. “Yes. We have a special bond with every child. I wish every parent to be able to spend all their time with their children, because this is the most important thing in life.”
“I’m with the kids all the time, doing all the things that moms normally do. The only difference is the number of kids. Each day is different, from planning staff schedules to shopping for my family.” But that wasn’t all. There were some other endeavors taking up her time.
“I teach each nanny independently when applying for a job – no amateur activity is allowed, the upbringing of children is strictly according to my instructions,” she told the press.
“Each child has a diary that records ALL the details of his life – what we ate, how much we ate, how I slept, how I walked, how many went to the toilet, how many were crying, what changes happened with the body.” But all that meticulously planned palace of harmony and love came down in shambles one day.
It happened on the day Kristina had some good news for Yusuf: after months of trying, they had finally made it: she was pregnant! Their next child would be totally of their own!
Kristina was excited out of her mind, and she expected that Yusuf would be too. But he didn’t seem to be. He just stared at her with a blank expression, walked out the door, and got in his helicopter. The next time Kristina heard from him, two months later, he was in Kazakhstan. But why did he flee?
It took months before she heard an explanation from him. It wasn’t a call or a letter, not even a text or an email. One day, someone knocked on their Georgian mansion’s door, where Kristina had stayed.
It was one of Yusuf’s underlings. He told Kristina that Yusuf was hiding in Kazakhstan, trying to avoid Georgian law enforcement. He assured her he was fine, but he couldn’t talk to her personally because he feared his location being tracked through his communications. But was that true?
The man showed Kristina a video of Yusuf on his phone, where Yusuf explained his current situation and apologized for his sudden escape. He assured her he was safe and she had nothing to fear, as he had kept her isolated from all his business.
Kristina was devastated by this event. Fortunately, her child was born healthy some months later, but his father wasn’t there to see it. But shortly after, Kristina was hit with some heartbreaking news.
Yusuf was arrested on a special operation by Georgian law enforcement. The images of the raid into his secret home in Kazakhstan were released to the public and watched by millions of people.
Kristina was forced to see her beloved husband getting into a police truck, handcuffed, and pushed around by Georgian special forces. But what were they accusing him of?
Apparently, the Georgian government had been compiling evidence against him for years. The man had been indicted for money laundering, falsifying documents, and tax evasion.
Yusuf is currently awaiting trial and facing up to 25 years in prison. He might not see his 22 kids until they’re adults. Kristina has recently opened up on her social media about how she’s feeling in this unfortunate situation:
“The feeling of loneliness does not leave me even with so many close people around,” she wrote in an Instagram post. “I’m used to the fact that my husband is always at home, always there.”
“Now it’s more difficult for me than ever, I can’t stand silence, I can’t stand his absence, I can’t sleep and wake up alone.” Do you sympathize with the couple’s situation or do you think they had it coming? In order to protect the privacy of those depicted, some names, locations, and identifying characteristics have been changed and are products of the author’s imagination. Any resemblances to actual events or places or persons, living or dead, are entirely coincidental.