Kristoff St. John’s Fiancée Says She Couldn’t Attend His Funeral: It’s Scary & Painful!
Fans around the world were shocked and saddened to learn the news that Emmy-winning The Young and the Restless star Kristoff St. John, was found dead in his home on February 3rd. Fast forward a month later, and St. John’s family held his memorial service earlier this week—but his fiancée was noticeably absent and she’s explaining why.
Kseniya Mikhaleva couldn’t attend her fiancé’s funeral on March 4th because of issues with her visa. Mikhaleva, who is Russian, posted a lengthy explanation on Instagram for what kept her from being able to say her final goodbye to St. John, who’s memorial service was attended by family and friends, including St. John’s close friend and former co-star Shemar Moore.
Mikhaleva began her post reminiscing about St. John:
“It is with deep regret and sorrow in my heart that I make this statement. For a year, I was the happiest women on Earth. That changed in a second. I still cannot believe that Kristoff is gone, so early, so unexpectedly, one month after our last meeting in Moscow. In the two years that we were together, he taught me so much – how to love and be loved, how to open the best in other people, how to help people, and simply how to be a good human being. We planned to get married; we had many plans in the future together. With him gone, I have no idea what to do.”
She continued, adding:
“My thoughts and prayers are, first of all, with his two wonderful daughters whom he loved so much, with every member of his family, with his friends, and with the people that watched him every single day on television. People for whom he played, people who inspired him to work and live. Also, I want to state that I have seen several funds claiming that they were opened by me. As of today, I have not opened and am not planning to open any funds. Everything that you see was/is fake.”
Mikhaleva ended her post by explaining the issues with her visa:
“Right now, I want to be with him, his family, and his friends. I am getting thousands of support texts on my Facebook and Instagram and people are asking why I am not with him and how they can help. Several weeks ago I applied for an “emergency”visa for the funeral to say goodbye my fiancé and beloved???. Answer was “No”. My heart is broken. I am going through this with a huge pain in my heart,and realize that I don’t have opportunity to say goodbye to him and put flowers on his grave. It is not right, not fair. ??Fly, my love, and finally find peace ????. Any person in my place would be torn into pieces. It’s scary, painful, that I cannot be with my loved one and his family on his last journey to eternal peace.RIP @kristoffstjohn ????”
St. John and Mikhaleva got engaged back in September 2018.
Are you surprised Kristoff St. John’s fiancée wasn’t allowed to attend his funeral? What’s your favorite memory of him? Let us know in the comments