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 seven, alongside a snap of them together now.
But instead of persuading people to support her, attracted a storm of protest when she shared the before-and-after photo on Instagram with her 420,000 followers.
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.
Marina, 35, marries her 20-year-old stepson who she raised from the age of 7 and reveals they are expecting a BABY – after she divorced his father
This week she shared a video as she married Vladimir at a local registry office, revealing they are expecting a baby boy together.
Marina shared a picture of the couple on their wedding day along with a heart picture, 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.