Update: 28 July 2014
Gorgeous philanthropist Natalia Vodianova gave birth to baby boy, Maxim in May of this year. The ecstatic couple, Natalia and Anotine, instagrammed a picture of their son’s tiny foot to share their wonderful news.
Update: 02 May 2014
The supermodel with a big heart, Natalia Vodianova has shown the world that despite being in the supposedly shallow world of fashion and glamour, she has the integrity and compassion to make a difference to children of the world. But, was this integrity missing when she got divorced from her husband, Lord Justin Portman? Natalia Vodianova was just a teenager when she met her husband, Lord Justin Portman, an English aristocratic property heir at one dinner party in Paris, France. Natalia was at that time, fairly unknown and trying to get a life for herself in a new land after a tough and poverty stricken life in Russia. The two got married in 2001, when she was a young nineteen year old and already pregnant with son, Lucas. The couple went on to have two more children, son Viktor and daughter, Neva. Their marriage lasted almost nine years before they separated in 2011.
Here is where the plot thickens! After the couple’s separation, tabloid pictures published pictures of Natalia kissing billionaire producer, Antoine Arnault on a holiday in Ibiza. The two were quick to confirm that they were dating. Rumours had been afloat about a probable divorce between Natalia and Justin Portman since 2010, though in an interview with a Russian paper, Justin had rubbished those rumours. 2010 was also the year that Natalia and Justin were seen together publicly, with Natalia seen stepping out alone to most public places. One of her friend’s had let out her secret that the supermodel was in love with someone else. There was even a rumour that she had hired a lawyer to assist in her divorce proceedings from her husband. Another friend spoke of a long friendship between Natalia and Antoine turning into love and support after the failure of her marriage. According to some sources, there were plenty of issues troubling the supposedly ‘fairy tale’ marriage from a long time, but, it worsened after the birth of their third child. Some say that the so-called wealth of Lord Justin Portman was fictional; he being a typical case of a cash strapped English aristocrat. To top it all, he was also struggling with alcohol abuse issues along with gambling addiction problems. Allegedly, Justin was using Natalia’s hard earned money to fund his gambling habit. The same source has said that Natalia worked hard to keep her family and marriage intact, right until the end. Moving on from her divorce, Natalia is now in a happy space living with Antoine, in Paris and is expecting her first child with him this year. While it will be the fourth child for Natalia, it will be Antoine’s first.