Naomi Campbell cited as reason for Russian lover’s divorce
London: Naomi Campbell has been dragged into boyfriend Vladimir Doronin’s messy divorce as his estranged wife Ekaterina claims that the supermodel is the reason for the split. Campbell, 41, might be one step closer to marrying the Russian billionaire, but sources close to the couple say that she is devastated because Doronin and Ekaterina had been separated for ten years before she started dating him in 2008. The 49-year-old property mogul had a seven year relationship with another woman before he met Campbell.
“Naomi is pleased that Ekaterina has finally agreed to give Vladimir a divorce, but she is upset she is planning on blaming her for the marriage breakdown. She is no homewrecker,” a leading daily has quoted a friend as saying.
“The truth is that Vladimir had been separated from her for a very long time when he and Naomi got together,” the friend said.
Ekaterina has been married to Doronin for 24 years and they have a daughter, Katia, 15. His wife is believed to want a substantial slice of his huge fortune.
“It’s a ridiculous affair. Vladimir is married to me and we are still a couple. Naomi is deluding herself if she thinks she can take my husband,” Ekaterina said.
Campbell, who is the face of Doronin’s property company, started dating the tycoon – dubbed the Russian Donald Trump – after meeting him at the Cannes Film Festival.
“Vladimir and Naomi are very much in love and are happy together,” a friend said.
“But this is going to cause them both a fair amount of stress. It’s ridiculous that Naomi is being dragged into this,” the friend said.
Campbell has left the UK to set up home with Doronin in Moscow and is said to be taking lessons in Russian. He gave her Van Cleef black earrings two years ago, but is yet to propose.