Russian influencer, 35, who’s marrying her 20-year-old stepson after divorcing his dad sparks outrage by posting a photo with him 13 years ago when he was SEVEN to show his transformation
- Marina Balmasheva, 35, from Russia, is marrying her stepson Vladimir, aged 20
- Shared a photo with him 13 years ago when he was seven but received backlash
- Pair are getting ready to tie the knot after blogger recently divorced his dad
A Russian influencer who is marrying her 20-year-old stepson posted a picture of herself with him 13 years ago when he was aged seven hoping to win support – but it backfired instead.
Instead of persuading people to support her, Marina Balmasheva, 35, attracted a storm of protest when she shared the before-and-after photo on Instagram with her 420,000 followers.
Marina, who hails from the western Russian region of Krasnodar Krai, lived with her husband Alexey, 45, for over 10 years before the relationship ended in divorce.
The new man in her life is her ex-husband’s 20-year-old son, Vladimir.
Marina Balmasheva, 35, who is marrying her 20-year-old stepson Vladimir has posted a photo of what they both looked like 13 years ago when her now-fiancee was just seven (pictured left then, and right, now)
The popular Russian blogger is gearing up to marry her stepson after recently divorcing his dad. Pictured, with her former husband Alexey, 45
In the controversial Instagram post, Balmasheva shared a snap of her posing next to little Vladimir 13 years ago when he was just seven-years-old.
Alongside the photo, she included a more recent picture of the happy couple cuddling.
‘You never know how life will turn out and when you will meet a person who makes you smile,’ Maria recently commented.
‘I know that some will judge us, others will support us, but we are happy and wish you to be as well.’
The blogger recently said: ‘I know that some will judge us, others will support us, but we are happy and wish you to be as well.’ Pictured, with her 20-year-old stepson
Many of Maria’s followers were shocked by her recent Instagram post and said it was immoral to start a relationship with the child that she had helped to raise. Pictured, the blogger
Marina revealed that she wants to have children with Vladimir (pictured together) and that they are currently planning their wedding
Marina added she is very much in love with Vladimir, and the couple are helping to raise three of his five siblings, according to reports.
She reportedly 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.
Marina revealed that she wants to have children with Vladimir and that they are currently planning their wedding.
Many were left outraged following the post and said it was immoral to start a relationship with the child that she had helped to raise.
Netizen ‘SvetlanaNakhshumova’ commented: ‘What shocks me most is that this boy grew up before her very eyes.’
Others went on to make crude comments about her ditching an older man for a younger model.
Maria’s (pictured) initial post was flooded with crude comments about her ditching an older man for a younger model