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Who is Violetta Komyshan? Age and career of Ansel Elgort's gf explored

Yasmine Leung November 30, 2021
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Ansel Elgort and long-time girlfriend Violetta Komyshan recently made a red carpet appearance for the first time in almost two years, so here’s everything we know about her, including her age and career.

Steven Spielberg’s rendition of West Side Story will land in cinemas on 10 December 2021, starring Ansel Elgot as Tony and Rachel Zegler as Maria.

The premiere on 29 November was one of Elgort’s recent rare appearances in the public eye; the actor also deleted all his content from Instagram.

He strutted down the red carpet with long-time girlfriend Violetta Komyshan, disproving break-up rumours that were swirling earlier this year.

Fans of the actor will know all about Komyshan since they’ve been an item for as long as he’s been a celebrity but, if not, read on to find out more…

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Violetta Komyshan: A look into her age and career

Komyshan was born 20 January 1996 in Toronto, making her 25 years old. Her parents are originally from Ukraine and Komyshan spent a year there to get to know her wider family before moving to Brooklyn, New York, aged five.

She has one sibling, a sister named Suzanna who is an engagement agent at EHE Health.

Violetta trained as a ballerina at Fiorello H LaGuardia Performing Arts High School, the same institution where Elgort studied acting. Famous classmates include Madonna’s eldest daughter, Lourdes Leon, and US actor Timothée Chalamet.

After attending college for two years, she dropped out to pursue a dance career and signed with professional ballet company BalletNext. However, she hasn’t been with the company since at least August 2019.

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How long have they been dating?

High-school sweethearts Elgot and Komyshan have been dating since 2012, when she was a sophomore.

“(One day in my freshman year) I was with my friend, and he was walking down the block. I didn’t even know he went to my school – I just thought he was really attractive,” she told Cosmopolitan in 2017. “We exchanged numbers and became friends. Then we started dating when I was at the end of sophomore year.”

In 2014, the couple reportedly split blaming Elgort’s hectic filming schedule but confirmed their reconciliation in April 2015 when they were seen kissing in public.

The pair have seemingly been going strong for the past few years until break-up rumours swirled earlier this year after Violetta deleted photos of him from her social media.

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Yasmine is a third-year Anthropology and Media student at Goldsmiths University with a new obsession with League of Legends, despite being really bad. She's always on social media keeping on top of the latest news and trends and is HITC’s expert in Korean pop culture. She also loves music, TV and fashion - her favourite things to write about.