Marina Balmasheva, a popular blogger from Russia, and her partner Vladimir are expecting a baby together. Not so special, were it not that Marina raised Vladimir for years as her stepson.
Early last month, Marina Balmasheva announced striking news. The 35-year-old Russian blogger, who has almost 415,000 followers on Instagram, had left her husband Alexey Shavyrin (45) after a thirteen-year marriage and had started a relationship with his 20-year-old son Vladimir. What’s more, the two loved each other so much that they tied the knot. The fact that Marina had raised Vladimir as a stepson from the age of seven apparently only increased their love.
Now, just a few weeks later, Balmasheva is already presenting a piece of news. She and Vladimir are expecting their first child together.
“Everything is possible”
Marina Balmasheva became a popular blogger for her weight loss contributions. During her marriage to Alexey, she underwent a true metamorphosis and lost as many as 58 pounds, which she honestly reported. Despite her weight loss, however, she failed to conceive Alexey and – although Alexey already had two sons from a previous marriage and adopted five children together – she desperately wanted a baby of her own.
Alexey cannot forgive his ex. According to him, she seduced his son. “My son is not capable of that. He never had a girlfriend for Marina. That she cheated on me so far, but with my own son. And in my own house, while I was at home. I can’t understand that. ”
And her ex was not alone in criticizing Balmasheva. Her social media accounts were full of it. How could she do such a thing, with a boy she saw growing up herself, raising herself? “I know some will judge us, others will support us, but we are happy together and we wish you all to be,” she said.
It was also on Instagram that she announced her pregnancy. “I know it is early day, and we still have to wait for the heart ultrasound,” she wrote. “But I want you to know already. Everything is possible in this world. ”