About Irene Skleraina
Constantine Monomachos was married three times:
- to a wife of unknown identity.
- to Helena Skleraina, daughter of Basil Skleros, great-granddaughter of Bardas Skleros, and niece of Emperor Romanus III.
- to the Empress Zoe
- After the death of his second wife, Constantine also took her first cousin Maria Skleraina as his mistress.
- At the time of Constantine's death in January 1055, the emperor had another mistress, a certain "Alan princess", probably Irene, daughter of the Georgian Bagratid prince Demetrius.