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Influencer marries 20-year-old stepson

A Russian blogger has married her 20-year-old stepson just weeks after revealing she was expecting his baby and divorcing his father. Marina Balmasheva raised her former stepson turned hubby, Vladimir “Vova” Shavyrin, for 13 years before their blossoming romance hit the headlines earlier this year when she revealed their relationship on Instagram.Despite the 15-year age…

A Russian blogger has married her 20-year-old stepson just weeks after revealing she was expecting his baby and divorcing his father.

Marina Balmasheva raised her former stepson turned hubby, Vladimir “Vova” Shavyrin, for 13 years before their blossoming romance hit the headlines earlier this year when she revealed their relationship on Instagram.

Despite the 15-year age gap and copping criticism over their unorthodox relationship, the pair have cemented their relationship – tying the knot just weeks after Marina revealed they were having their first baby.

Marina shared the news of their nuptials online, writing “husband and wife” alongside a photo of them taking a selfie in their wedding outfits.

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“Thank you so much for your kind words,” she said in the roughly translated Instagram post.

It appears their actual ceremony was much more low-key, with a video shared in a separate Instagram post showing the pair at a local registry office. In it Marina and Vova are both dressed casually to make their vows, wearing T-shirts and shorts.

“We drove to the registry office, I didn’t even have a hairbrush with me. The rings were in the car. There was a good mood and a little embarrassment.

“After the registry office, we dressed in typical wedding attire and enjoyed a nice reception at a local restaurant with several guests.

“We are expecting a baby and we now want to move to a bigger city.”

She described the day as “ordinary” but said the pair donned their glamorous outfits for the evening.

The wedding comes after a mixed reaction to news of their relationship broke back in May, in which some labelled the romance “shocking”.

Marina previously married to Vovo’s father Alexey Shavyrin, 45, in 2007. The pair were together for 13 years and raised five children when they were together, reportedly adopting them, which would make Vova her legal son.

Ex-husband Mr Shavyrin previously revealed he found out about the relationship in March this year.

“I could not fall asleep one night when I heard them having sex,” he told Russian talk show Pryamoy Efir.

“A few minutes later she just came and lay down next to me. I didn’t tell her a word that night.”

The husband said he did not know how to act after finding out about his wife’s infidelity and waited weeks before confronting her about it.

The couple announced they were expecting in June, with a video that showed Marina handing Vova a pregnancy test, looking at the result, and enveloping her in a hug.

Marina shot to internet fame as a mummy blogger when she documented her 127kg weight loss journey.

In the past she admitted she said she was an “unhappy woman” when she was larger but has now turned her life around to become a “skinny b**ch”.

She talked about being left with sagging skin after losing weight, but last year – when she was still with Vova’s father, she had surgery to remove it.

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