Kristina Ozturk, a 25-year-old blogger of Russian origin and living in Georgia, became known for raising 22 children with her millionaire husband, Galip, but they wanted more than a hundred with the help of sᴜʀʀᴏɢᴀᴛᴇs.
However, they will have to wait to expand their family for the time being, as 57-year-old Galip Ozturk, who owns a bus company and a hotel, was ᴀʀʀᴇsᴛᴇᴅ on May 31 this year on charges of money laundering following a police raid. Kristina is now anxiously awaiting her husband’s return home.
The young mother recently took to social media to talk about how hard it is for her husband to be away. “Many of you have noticed that due to events in our family, it has become more difficult for me to maintain this page,” she wrote on Instagram.
“It’s hard to talk about everyday things or pleasures when all my thoughts are far away and only occupied with my husband’s return to our home. I’m sure that day will come soon, but for now I want to thank you all for all your support and kind words. This is very important to me.”
Kristina previously worked as a dancer before meeting Turkish-born Galip on holiday, who, according to The Daily Mirror, was forced to flee to Georgia in 2018 after he was sentenced to life in prison for a ᴍᴜʀᴅᴇʀ in his home country of Turkey in 1996. According to the charges, he ordered the ᴋɪʟʟɪɴɢ of a man named Kuvvet Köseoğlu.
When they met, Kristina already had a daughter, and between March 2020 and July 2021, they expanded the family with 21 more babies. They paid a total of $260,000 to the sᴜʀʀᴏɢᴀᴛᴇ mothers who carried their children and have since paid more than $124,000 a year to the 16 nannies who live with the family and help care for the children.
Kristina previously stated that she is willing to spend up to $1.5 million to make her dream come true and raise more than 100 children.
“We do not know the sᴜʀʀᴏɢᴀᴛᴇ mothers personally and do not have direct contact with them to avoid post-pregnancy problems,” explained Kristina, adding that the Batumi clinic selects the sᴜʀʀᴏɢᴀᴛᴇ mothers for them.
The young mother has now reported that her life without her husband is extremely difficult as she has become accustomed to his presence.
“The feeling of loneliness doesn’t leave me even when there are many people close to me around. I’m used to my husband always being at home, always by my side. Now it’s harder for me than ever, I can’t stand the silence, I can’t stand your absence, I can’t sleep alone and wake up alone,” Kristina wrote on Instagram.