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A Russian Social Media influencer has been subject to some serious backlash after posting a picture with her 20-year-old stepson whom she plans to marry after a 10-year marriage to his father.
Marina Balmasheva (Марина Балмашева), 35, posted two pictures of her with stepson Vladimir (Who is 15 years younger than her) on Instagram, one of them in the present day as a couple, and the other of them 13 years ago, when she was 22 and hubby-to-be Vladimir was only seven years old.
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.
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.’ Pictured, with her former husband Alexey, 45.
In May Balmasheva shared a snap of her posing next to little Vladimir 13 years ago when he was just seven-years-old.
Alongside the photo, she included a more recent picture of the happy couple cuddling.
‘You never know how life will turn out and when you will meet a person who makes you smile,’ Maria commented.
‘I know that some will judge us, others will support us, but we are happy and wish you to be as well.’
It’s also been reported that while Marina was still wed to Alexey, she legally adopted five of his children – all but eldest Vladimir – meaning that following her wedding to him, she would not only be their legal parent but their sister-in-law.
Marina revealed that she wants to have children with Vladimir and that they are currently planning their wedding, but endless comments on their posts stated their outrage at the pair’s relationship, saying it is “immoral” for Marina to be in a relationship with a child she helped raise.
She hadn’t always struggled with her weight, with a snap from her 2007 wedding to Alexey showing her looking much slimmer, wearing a white lace gown with a heavy white cloak to keep her warm on what looks like a bitterly cold day.
During their 13-year marriage she gained weight, writing at one point she didn’t want to wear a swimsuit.
The tipping point came four years ago when she said she realized “that this is the point”.
“You do not believe yourself and in yourself either. But the head already says: Stop eating!” she wrote, alongside a photo of her in a pool with Alexey.
Marina with Vladimir.
Marina Balmasheva lived with her husband Alexey, 45, for over 10 years before the relationship ended in divorce.
Before Marina broke up with Alexey, the couple adopted four children including the youngest with Down’s syndrome.
All the other kids are currently living with Alexey after a court deprived Marina of her parental rights, according to the Russian newspaper Vesti.
Dressed in simple, plain, smart-casual clothes, Marina Balmasheva, 35, and her ex-husband’s 20-year-old son Vladimir ‘Voya’ Shavyrin pose for pictures before their wedding reception after tying the knot dressed in ‘ordinary’ clothes.
In the video, the couple are seen signing the papers in the registry office in everyday clothes before sharing a tender kiss and an embrace.
The bride accompanied the video with the message: “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.”
She posted a photo of her holding up a pregnancy test while cuddling Voya on June 7.
Marina announced that they are expecting a boy on 11 July.
They are married just months after she went public with their relationship, sparking a backlash.
Her ex Alexey claims Marina and his son began an affair while he was still married to her and he discovered it when he heard them having sex in a bedroom in the family home in Russia.
The mum-to-be gently taps her partner on the back as he faces away from her as she checks the results – it’s positive.
The beaming expectant 20-year-old dad hugs his older partner as she starts to cry tears of joy
But this couple from Slavyansk-on-Kuban in Russia, are unusual as they are stepmother and stepson.
Marina Balmasheva, 35, is four weeks pregnant with the child of her student lover that she has known since the age of seven.
The popular social media influencer ran away with her husband’s eldest son Vladimir ‘Vova’ Shavyrin and now they are expecting a baby.
Some days ago, she posted a photo of her holding up a pregnancy test while holding Vladimir.
Sharing their photos on social media, she said, ”You never know how life will turn out and when you will meet a person who makes you smile. I know that some will judge us, others will support us, but we are happy and wish you to be as well.”
One user commented, “What shocks me most is that this boy grew up before her very eyes,” while others also opined that it was immoral to start a relationship with the child that she had helped to raise.
However, Marina shut them down by saying that she is very much in love with Vladimir.
The couple is now planning their wedding and helping to raise three of his five siblings.
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