Vodianova splits from hubby

Updated: Jun 26, 2011, 09:41 AM IST

London: Russian supermodel Natalia Vodianova has split from her husband Justin Portman after nine years of marriage.

The 29-year-old and the British billionaire - who have three children, Lucas, nine, Neva, five and three-year-old Viktor, together decided to separate a while ago but have only just confirmed the break-up, reports femalefirst.co.uk.

"It`s really sad. It has been a while. We didn`t want to talk about it. We still don`t. Our children are very much aware of it. It`s OK," she said.

"We`re still in a very sensitive position right now, and trying to do things as amicably as possible, so I wouldn`t want to talk about it at all," she added.