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What people do with their lives is their business, and I like to think of myself as pretty sex-positive and open to different kinds of relationships, but I’m having some trouble processing this one.
I’ll give you some background on Russian Instagram influencer and blogger Marina Balmasheva. She rose to Insta-fame when she mapped her weight loss journey for her more than 400 000 followers.
That’s it, really. She’s an influencer. If you’ve seen one, you’ve seen them all.
On to why she made headlines recently.
According to NewsAU, Marina was just 22 when she met Alexey Shavyrin, whom she married three years later, and stayed with for 13 years in total before they got divorced.
Here’s where it gets a little icky:
Balmasheva raised her former stepson turned fiance, Vladimir “Vova” Shavyrin, for 13 years before hitting the headlines earlier this year when she revealed their relationship on Instagram.
Despite the 15-year age gap and the serious amount of criticism over their unorthodox relationship though, the pair have taken things to the next level revealing they are expecting.
Vova was seven when they met. He is now 20.
Marina shared a video of Vova finding out about the pregnancy on Instagram.
It’s in Russian but you get the idea:
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Most of her recent Instagram posts chronicle their relationship:
In a post of the couple holding the pregnancy test, Marina says she is “tired of hiding. I know that the deadline is still small. That ultrasound with the heart is yet to come”.
While Marina was married to Vova’s father, she adopted his five children, which means that Vova is technically her son.
Now she plans to continue raising these children, while also marrying Vladimir and having his child.
Ex-husband Mr Shavyrin previously revealed he found out about the relationship in March this year.
“I could not fall asleep one night when I heard them having sex,” he told Russian talk show Pryamoy Efir.
“A few minutes later she just came and lay down next to me. I didn’t tell her a word that night.”
Okay, that’s enough of that.
They’re free to live their lives as they see fit, but I hope to never hear anything else about them again.
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