Naomi Campbell is to be dragged into Vladimir Doronin’s messy divorce case.
Billionaire Vladimir Doronin’s estranged wife Ekaterina is planning to cite his relationship with Naomi Campbell as the reason for the end of her marriage.
Supermodel Naomi Campbell, 41, might be one step closer to marrying the Russian, but sources close to the couple say she is devastated because Vladimir and Ekaterina Doronin had been separated for ten years before she started dating him in 2008.
Vladimir Doronin, 49, had a 7-year long relationship with another woman before he met Naomi 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,” says a friend.
“The truth is that Vladimir had been separated from her for a very long time when he and Naomi got together.”
Ekaterina Doronin has been married to property mogul Vladimir for 24 years and they have a daughter, Katia, 15. She is believed to want a substantial slice of his huge fortune.
Ekaterina Doronin has said of her husband’s romance: “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.”
Naomi Campbell, who is the face of Vladimir 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,” says a friend.
“But this is going to cause them both a fair amount of stress. It’s ridiculous that Naomi is being dragged into this.”
Naomi Campbell has left the UK to set up home with Vladimir Doronin in Moscow and is said to be taking lessons in Russian. He gave her Van Cleef black earrings two years ago, but has yet to propose.
Once boasted of being a future Bond girl, but Ana Araujo has had quite a fall from grace since she parted from Rolling Stone rocker Ronnie Wood.
During their two-year romance, which ended last October, the 30-year-old Brazilian was seen at the very best showbusiness soirees. But now she is working as a waitress in Holland Park, West London.
“It’s a case of how the mighty have fallen,” says an associate. Ana has told pals she wants to find another wealthy bachelor.