How old is Croatia president Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic, when did she get elected and how long has she been married?
CROATIAN president Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic has been praised by fans across the globe for personally attending her country’s World Cup quarter-final victory over Russia.
The Nato summit kept her away from the semi-final, where her country broke English hearts, but she is expected to fly straight back to Moscow for the final against France
Grabar-Kitarovic was born on April 29, 1968 in Rijeka in the Croatian part of Yugoslavia.
The Croatian president, 50, signed up to a student exchange programme while at school, spending a year at Los Alamos High School in New Mexico.
She later studied in Zagreb, Vienna, Washington DC and Havard, before completing her doctoral studies in her home country three years ago.
Grabar-Kitarovic is fluent in Croatian, English, Spanish and Portuguese, while she has some understanding of German, French and Italian.
Who is her husband?
Kolinda Grabar married Jakov Kitarovic in 1996 with whom she had two children with.
Her daughter, 17-year-old Katarina, is a junior national champion figure skater, while the couple’s son Luka was born in 2003.
Mr Kitarovic was a part of scandal while his wife was serving in Washington DC in 2010, having been spotted using an embassy car for private purposes.
Despite Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic claiming she works 24 hours a day, she paid the expenses for Jakov’s unauthorised use of the vehicle.