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28th Oct 2023

Mum marries stepson she raised since age of seven and now they have two children


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They live a ‘happy life’ with their children

A Russian weight loss influencer, Marina Balmasheva, 37, has hit the headlines for her relationship with Vladimir Shavyrin, 23.

Balmasheva was first married to Vladimir’s father Alexey Shavyrin, aged 47, before she jilted him for his son and left him with the five kids they adopted together.

Marina is said to have raised Vladimir from the age of seven, and regularly posts about their relationship on her social media account.

Her ex-husband (and his father) has discussed this unusual situation with the media a few times in the past few years, and has said Balmasheva ‘seduced’ her son, who’s first relationship was with his stepmother.

He even alleges that the now-married couple would have sex behind his back while he was in the house, before returning to normal familial roles ‘as if nothing happened’, the Mirror reports.

Balmasheva shares her life on her own Instagram account, saying her husband has the ‘most charming blue eyes in the world’.

When she revealed the relationship with her former stepson, she said: ‘So many people tell me to use makeup – make lashes, and curl my pubic hair – because of my young husband. But there is one thing – he fell in love with me with all my scars from plastic surgeries, cellulite, excessive skin and personality. And I do not want to seem better than what I am.’