The marriage of Natalia Vodianova, a Russian super model, and Justin Trevor Berkeley Portman, a British property heir, was always considered exemplary. While Natalia was building her model carrier, Justin followed her all over the world and supported his famous wife in everything. Vodianova and Portman have been living together for 10 years and have three children - Lucas Alexander, age eight, Neva, age four, and Victor, age two, Express Gazeta reports.
On Saturday, February 20, the information was released stating that the Russian model is going to leave her British multi-billionaire husband. Natalia makes approximately 5 million dollars a year on runway, photo shoots and ad campaigns.
The news about the breakup first appeared on the French Elle website. The site does not report what made the power couple separate. There is no information on who is getting custody for the children. None of the spouses provided any comments or refuted the statement.
Thousands of girls dreaming about success in the modeling business know the story of the famous “Cinderella” from Nizhny Novgorod, Russia, by heart. Vodianova does not hide the fact that she grew up poor, helping her mother raise her two younger sisters, one of them suffering from infantile cerebral paralysis.
When Natalia was 16, she caught the eye of a scouting agent from Paris. She went to Moscow for a casting of Viva, a French modeling agency, and then straight to Paris. In 2001, W magazine named her the biggest sensation of the modeling business.
Only a month after the birth of her first son Vodianova posed for Louis Vuitton spring collection, and then for Gucci Fall 2002. In September of 2002 Vodianova became the most sought-after model of New York Fashion Week, appearing in the runway shows of 19 designers. In the fall of 2002 she was hired by Calvin Klein, and became the most highly paid face of this label in its entire history. According to New York Post, she was paid more than her predecessors, including Brooke Shields and Kate Moss.
Now Natalia, her husband and children live in New York. Justin tried to build his career as an artist, but failed to achieve any significant success. Natalia always made more money than her husband, and rumor has it, it was a bone of contention for the spouses. According to Forbes, Natalia is number seven on the list of the highest paid models with в 5.5 million dollars a year.
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