When Marina Balmasheva and Alexey Shavyrin tied the knot, they had vowed to raise a family and spend the rest of their lives together. The couple had adopted five children together while they were married, and were married for 13 years before Alexey found out that his wife had been cheating on him.
What made the extramarital affair an unforgivable offense was that she had been sleeping with none other than his own son, Vladimir. “I would have forgiven her cheating, if it wasn’t my son,” Alexey had said.
Vladimir ‘Vova’ Shavyrin was just a child, all of 7 years old, when he became a part of the much older Marina’s life. But the age gap of 14 years did not seem to matter for the two.
Today, 21-year-old Vova and 35-year-old Marina are husband and wife after tying the knot in July, 2020. The two are eagerly waiting for the birth of their first child together.
While Marina from Russia was married to Alexey, she helped raise Vova from when he was 7 years old and she watched him grow right before her eyes. After Vova had turned 19 and returned home from his university for a break, they reportedly began having an affair behind Alexey’s back.
In March 2020, Alexey caught his wife being intimate with his son while he was inside the house, according to news.com.au
“I could not fall asleep one night when I heard them having sex,” the father said on the Russian talk show, On Air, as quoted by The Sun. “Then I understood that Marina was cheating on me with my son, in a few minutes she just came and lay down next to me. I didn’t tell her a word that night.”
The furious ex-husband demanded a divorce and said Marina was the one who “seduced” his son.
“Vova is not capable of that,” the father said, according to The Sun. “He had not had a girlfriend before her. They were not shy to have sex while I was at home. I would have forgiven her cheating, if it wasn’t my son.”
On the other hand, Marina insists that their romance only began after her marriage with Alexey came to an end. She has no regrets about how things went down in the family and claims that she was “not living but pretending” while she was married to Alexey.
Months after their relationship became public, Marina and Vova got married, but the stepmother-turned-wife made sure to draft and sign a prenup before the ceremony. So if they do get a divorce later, the social media influencer with more than half a million followers on Instagram can keep her money and assets.
Marina admitted that Vova is “only beginning to settle down.”
“While he is finding his feet, all expenses are on me,” she added and said she got a prenup because, “I am not his sponsor,” as reported by Mirror.
The woman has also had plastic surgery recently and has put her face and body through several cosmetic procedures; she removed the excess skin she had with abdominoplasty and has gotten face and neck lifts, among other procedures.
“So many people tell me to use makeup – make lashes, and curl my pubic hair – because of my young husband,” Marina shared. “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.”
Now that she is pregnant with Vova’s child, she believes her former stepson will be a “wonderful father” to their baby. What Marina can also enjoy is the involvement of Vova’s mother in her life. She revealed that Vova’s mother, who was married to Alexey before he married Marina, will be helping them with the new baby.
Marina said, “I have an interesting experience given that my former mother-in-law was a former mother-in-law of my current mother-in-law.”