Note: Ekaterina Gordeeva 2014 // Gordeeva and Grinkov on a Stamp of Azerbaijan 507 // Ekaterina Gordeeva Mar 2007
Gordeeva and Grinkov had a state wedding on April 20, 1991, and a church wedding on April 28. Their daughter, Daria Sergeyevna Gordeeva-Grinkova, was born on September 11, 1992, in Morristown, New Jersey. On November 20, 1995, Sergei Grinkov died of a heart attack during the rink practice in Lake Placid.
On June 15, 2001, Gordeeva gave birth to her second daughter, Elizaveta (or the diminutive "Liza," pronounced LEE-za) Ilinichna Kulik. Her father is 1998 Olympic men's singles champion Ilia Kulik. Gordeeva and Kulik married in a private ceremony in San Francisco on June 10, 2002.
Gordeeva and her family resided in California for several years before moving to Avon, Connecticut, in 2003. They returned to the Los Angeles area in 2007 and currently reside in Newport Beach, California. Gordeeva, Kulik, Daria, and Elizaveta made their first televised appearance as a family for Kristi Yamaguchi's Friends and Family in 2005 and they also appeared in the 2006 and 2007 versions of the show. Gordeeva and her family speak Russian at home and travel to Russia frequently.
In 2012, Kulik and Gordeeva opened Kulik's Skating, an ice rink and figure skating training environment in Lake Forest, California.
With Sergei Grinkov
|Season||Short program||Free skating||Exhibition|
|1987–1988|| From Carmen:
Paired with Sergei Grinkov.
|WD = Withdrew|
My Sergei: A Love Story
Gordeeva's account of their years together topped the New York Times Best Seller list and includes many black and white and color photos from Gordeeva and Grinkov's personal collection as well as publicity photos from their various touring groups, such as Stars On Ice. A made-for-television movie version of My Sergei was also made. Starring the Russian pair Elena Berezhnaya / Anton Sikhuralidze, it included interviews with family and friends, and archival skating footage.
A Letter for Daria
It is an autobiographical letter from mother to daughter about childhood memories, skating, differences between Russian and American culture, and the importance of family. This book includes several pictures from Ekaterina Gordeeva's personal collection.