A young Instagram star who claimed her then 10-year-old boyfriend had impregnated her has given birth to a baby girl.
Russian teen Darya Sudnishnikova chronicled her pregnancy on her Instagram page, Pregnant at 13, and recently told her more than 150 000 followers that she went through a “tough” delivery.
“That's it, I gave birth to a girl at 10 am,” she wrote. “It was tough, I'll tell you everything later, I'm having a rest now.”
Darya announced she and boyfriend, Ivan, were expecting a baby earlier this year on Russian TV.
The announcement caused an uproar across Russia – and a fair amount of scepticism too. One doctor who examined the boy said he was too sexually immature to produce viable sperm “so we have a lot of questions”.
Darya has since admitted that Ivan is not her daughter’s father. She said she was “too ashamed” to tell her family she had been raped by a “tall and fat” 15-year-old boy who lives in her town, in the Krasnoyarsk region of Siberia. The age of consent in Russia is 16.
The 15-year-old is reportedly under house arrest after police investigated the case.
Police were expected to take a DNA
sample from the newborn to establish who the real father is, according to the Daily Mail.
Ivan, however, says he will take on the role of dad and help care for the child when he turns 16.
“He does not live with me, he stays overnight sometimes,” she recently told followers about her now 11-year-old boyfriend.
“At 16, he will take over the fatherhood, but it depends on how everything goes on between us.”
The girl’s mother, Elena, had initially assumed that her daughter was sick with food poisoning, before discovering she was pregnant.
Elena, who has cancer, said her new granddaughter is a “reason to live”.