Blogger plans to get married to her stepson after divorcing his father

Marina and her stepson, now fiancé
Marina and her stepson, now fiancé
CEN/@marina_balmasheva /

A popular Russian blogger is gearing up to marry her 20-year-old stepson after divorcing his dad. Marina Balmasheva, who has 405,000 dedicated followers on Instagram, lived with her husband for over 10 years before the relationship ended in divorce.

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The 35-year-old woman, who hails from the western Russian region of Krasnodar Krai, recently revealed that she has a new man in her life - her ex-husband’s son, Vladimir. 

She says on her Instagram page, “You never know how life will turn out and when you will meet a person who makes you smile. I know that some will judge us, others will support us, but we are happy and wish you to be as well."

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Marina says she is very happy with Vladimir, and the couple is helping to raise three of his five siblings, according to reports.

She revealed that she plans to have more children with Vladimir and that they are currently planning their wedding.

Pic shows: Marina Balmasheva

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She adopted her ex-husband’s five children when they were together, but the youngest one, who has Down syndrome, continues to live with the father, according to reports.

Marina says her ex-hubby has “nerves of steel” and helped her a lot with the children. It has not been reported when the pair is set to wed, and when the divorce between Marina and her husband took place. It is also unclear why they decided to get divorced. 

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Compiled by Futhi Masilela

Story and images by: CEN/@marina_balmasheva / MAGAZINEFEATURES.CO.ZA

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