A popular social media influencer who is having her stepson’s baby, went through a dramatic transformation before dumping her husband.
Marina Balmasheva says she was an unhappy woman when she weighed 20 stone before turning her life around to become a “thin b**ch”.
She has shared a video of herself at her heaviest when she was just 29 and stepmum to five young adopted children.
The 35-year-old shared her dramatic weight loss with her 411,000 followers while she was married to her now ex-husband Alexey Shavyrin.
Marina from Russia shocked many of her fans when she announced she had left her husband and was now in a romantic relationship with his son, who she had raised since he was seven years old.
Speaking about her two-year weight loss journey, she said: “All I was interested for the last couple of years was food, I got fat and wanted to die of such a life.”
Marina shares her weight loss tips on a paid for website, where people have to sign up for her advice.
While still married she wrote posts thanking her husband for his patience as she went through her dieting and said she “roared with laughter” watching a video of herself when she was at her heaviest aged just 29.
Posting on one of her social media pages she said she always gets asked her secret to losing weight.
Marina replies: “Just close your mouth and set aside the bun and butter.
“Two years of effort and work is not easy.
“Now I will be a thin b**ch and you either look after yourself, and the look of your man, or console yourself that ‘he loves me like that’.”
Marina says she dumped her husband before a relationship blossomed with her stepson Vladimir ‘Vova’ Shavyrin when he returned home on a break from university when he was 19.
He helped his stepmother in the kitchen, looking after the adopted children, and doing shopping.
Revealing the relationship earlier this year, she posted a picture of herself aged 22 with Voya when he was aged just seven.
The 2007 photo produced a critical backlash online and she was accused of immorality.
The pair last week announced they were having a baby, as Marina was four weeks pregnant.
“I’m done hiding,” she said.
“But I want you to know it. Everything is possible in this world.”
She added she knows they are at a very early stage of the pregnancy, but have so much to look forward.
She said she can’t wait to see their child on an ultrasound for the first time in the coming weeks.
Marina said she and Voya would marry next month but “we won’t have a lavish celebration”.
Vladimir’s mother – another ex-wife of Alexey’s – would help them care for the baby, she added.