A weight-loss influencer who traded in her husband for her stepson – whose baby she is expecting next month – has admitted she underwent plastic surgery to make herself attractive to him.
But Marina Balmasheva, 35, from Russia, also insisted on a prenup so that she keeps all her money and assets in case of divorce from her new husband Vladimir ‘Vova’ Shavyrin, now 21.
She has known him since he was seven, calls him ‘the most charming blue-eyes in the world’, and was previously married to his father Alexey Shavyrin, 45, who now cares for their five adopted children.
The Russian blogger – with more than half a million followers – revealed her before and after pictures, explaining she underwent abdominoplasty a year ago to remove excessive skin after losing weight.
She also had face and neck lifts, a blepharoplasty, and Botox on her forehead.
‘How a person can change,’ she said. ‘On the before photos I am 32-33, this February I will be 36.’
‘So many people tell me to use makeup 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.’
Her ex complained that ‘she seduced my son…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. She was running to my son’s bed from our bedroom when I was sleeping.
‘After that she was coming back and lying in bed with me as if nothing had happened.’
She now says her previous marriage was ‘not living but pretending,’
Balmasheva told her followers: ‘Did I have regrets that I destroyed the family? Both yes and no.
‘I was ashamed that I killed the stability of “mum and dad.” Did I want to return to my ex? No. Do I feel anger and hatred to him? Not any longer.
‘He is a good person and a wonderful father to our children. How did the children take the changes? Absolutely calmly.
‘What [do I have] today? I am married. I moved to a bigger city. I love and I am loved.’
But she seems nervous that her new relationship with the trainee manager may not last.
‘He is only beginning to settle down,’ she explained. ‘We now share everything but he understands and admits that it is me who earned for our car and first mortgage payment.
‘We will have a child. Perhaps, more than one. I am hoping for a strong marriage, but it does not stop us from having a marriage contract with everything registered to me remaining mine in case of divorce.
‘Why? Because we are together, but I am not his sponsor. Yes, now, while he is finding his feet, all expenses are on me. We know clearly who is earning what.
‘I knew what I signed up for, and so did he […] I will simply guide him and support him.’
She said that Vladimir’s mother – another ex-wife of Alexey’s – would help them care for the baby.
‘I have an interesting experience given that my former mother-in-law was a former mother-in-law of my current mother-in-law,’ she added.