Marina Balmasheva, 35, recently announced she is engaged to her 20-year-old boyfriend Vladimir – having split from his father Alexey, 45, whom she was married to for 10 years.
Marina, who hails from the western Russian region of Krasnodar Krai, reportedly adopted her ex’s five children while they were together.
Last month she sparked outrage after sharing a photo of herself with Vladimir 13 years ago when he was aged seven.
Alongside the photo, she included a more recent picture of the happy couple cuddling. ‘You never know how life will turn out and when you will meet a person who makes you smile,’ Marina wrote.
I know that some will judge us, others will support us, but we are happy and wish you to be as well.’
Marina added she is very much in love with Vladimir, and the couple are helping to raise three of his siblings, according to reports.
Many were left outraged following the post and said it was immoral to start a relationship with the child that she had helped to raise.
Instagram user SvetlanaNakhshumova commented: ‘What shocks me most is that this boy grow up before her very eyes.