Russian Influencer Marries Ex- Husband’s 20-Year-Old Son Who She Helped Raise From Age Seven

A Russian influencer has married her 20-year-old stepson after divorcing his father, and has announced they are expecting their first baby.

Marina Balmasheva, 35, hit headlines when she shared a picture in May of herself with her ex-husband’s son Vladimir Shavyrin when he was 7, alongside a snap of them together now.

Marina, who hails from the western Russian region of Krasnodar Krai, lived with her husband Alexey, 45, from 2007 for over 10 years before the relationship ended in divorce.

This week she shared a video as she married Vladimir at a local registry office, revealing they are expecting a baby boy together.

Marina also posted a picture of the couple on their wedding, writing: ‘We drove to the registry office, I didn’t even have a hairbrush with me. The rings were in the car. There was a good mood and a little embarrassment.

‘After the registry office, we dressed in typical wedding attire and enjoyed a nice reception at a local restaurant with several guests.

We are expecting a baby and we now want to move to a bigger city.’

She also revealed that they weren’t on speaking terms with her ex-husband, writing: ‘I think he does not like what we have done.’ 

According to reports, the influencer is very much in love with Vladimir, and the couple are helping to raise three of his five siblings. She reportedly adopted her ex-husband’s five children when they were together, but the youngest one, who has Down syndrome, lives with the father.

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