During the marriage the couple had a son Ruslan.
In 1964 Anatoliy Evdokimenko first saw Sofia Rotaru on the cover of a magazine and immediately wanted to meet her. He founded the famous ensemble “Chervona Ruta” and invited the singer to become a soloist. People’s artist long time courting musician, but soon after all reciprocated, and they got married, informs Rus.Media.
The constant touring did not leave time for personal life, but Anatoly Evdokimenko always accompanied his wife on gigs. They lived together for 34 happy years – until the death of the husband. Sofia Rotaru has been rough the loss of a loved one, and for some time ceased to speak.
20 January 2017 Anatoly Evdokimenko would have turned 76 years old. On this occasion, people’s artist issued a joint photo from the family archive, signing it with these words:
Today is the birthday of my Bit. Cheerful, talented and incredibly strong man of my life. It was impossible not to love…
Also the shared and the only son of the couple, Ruslan Evdokimenko. “Dad’s birthday… the Bright memory“, — reads the signature.
A similar photo of Sofia Rotaru was uploaded in Instagram and in honor of the 75th anniversary of her husband.
During the marriage the couple had a son Ruslan, who left the creative footsteps of his parents and now works as a music producer. Also to Sofia Rotaru two grandchildren who were named after famous grandparents.
Anatoly Evdokimenko will always be remembered and respected for significant contributions to the development of music.