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Influencer Marries 20-Year-Old Stepson After Divorcing His Dad

by : Julia Banim on : 14 Jul 2020 17:38
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An influencer from Russia has just married her 20-year-old stepson after getting divorced from his dad.

Marina Balmasheva, 35, from the western Russian region of Krasnodar Krai, lived with her 45-year-old husband Alexey for more than 10 years before they filed for divorce.

Now Marina – who boasts nearly half a million Instagram followers – has tied the knot with her ex-husband’s son, Vladimir ‘Voya’ Shavyrin, a young man fifteen years her junior.

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The newlyweds announced their plans for marriage earlier this year, exchanging their vows at a registry office ceremony last week.

Taking to Instagram, Marina shared photographs of her perhaps unusual nuptials, which her ex is – perhaps unsurprisingly – not too enthusiastic about.

One video was shared with the following caption:

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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.

Marina revealed that Alexey is not currently speaking to her or to his son, Voya, explaining:

I think he does not like what we have done.

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Pictures show the couple signing their wedding papers together, with others showing them posing in their wedding finery like any other couple starting out a new life together.

However, these lovebirds were once stepmother and stepson, with Marina having known Voya since he was a little boy of seven years old.

Marina opened up about their controversial relationship earlier this year, uploading a throwback photograph of herself at the age 22, standing next to a then seven-year-old Voya. The picture made some fans feel quite uncomfortable and shocked at the time.

Marina, who is known for having gone a significant weight loss transformation, has now spoken out about the ‘nice’ wedding day, which she admits hasn’t really changed their relationship too much so far.

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According to Marina:

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

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Married life isn’t the only big change on the horizon for the pair, who are now expecting their first baby together. They are also hoping to move to a bigger city.

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Before their divorce, Marina and Alexey had adopted four children together. All the other kids are currently residing with Alexey after Marina was stripped of her parental rights in court.

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Julia Banim

Jules studied English Literature with Creative Writing at Lancaster University before earning her masters in International Relations at Leiden University in The Netherlands (Hoi!). She then trained as a journalist through News Associates in Manchester. Jules has previously worked as a mental health blogger, copywriter and freelancer for various publications.

Topics: Viral, Influencer, Marina Balmasheva, Marriage, Now, Russia, Vladimir ‘Voya’ Shavyrin