A Woman marries her 20-year-old stepson whom she raised from age 7

A 35-year-old Russian influencer identified as Marina Balmasheva has married her 20-year-old stepson after divorcing his father. The couple announced that they are expecting their first baby, Daily Mail reports.

Marina lived with her husband Alexey from 2007 for over 10 years before the relationship ended in divorce. Marina raised her ex-husband’s son when he was seven-year-old and married him at the age of 20.

Marina shared a picture of the couple on their wedding day along with a heart picture, writing: ‘We drove to the registry office, I didn’t even have a hairbrush with me. The rings were in the car. There were 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.

 In other news, a pregnant woman has advised parents to stop choosing a gender for their unborn kids, saying children should be allowed to decide their own identity when they are born.


In May 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 commented.

‘I know that some will judge us, others will support us, but we are happy and wish you to be as well.’


The woman identified as Love Gwaltney took to her Facebook page to let her friends know that she is pregnant but quick enough to tell them that she and her husband will not choose the baby’s gender. She said people get so excited when they are pregnant and start picking out clothes based on the gender of the unborn kids. Gwaltney said:

“We get so excited, picking out clothes and nursery decor based on the sex of our babies. We throw parties and pick out names. We assign attributes (like strength or beauty) based on what our child has grown between their legs.”

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