Story By: Anastasia Smirnova, Sub-Editor: Joseph Golder, Agency: Newsflash
The former teen bride of a Russian oil tycoon has claimed that she does not remember him “taking” her virginity when she was 15 and that he allegedly abused her during their brief marriage.
Russian model Elizaveta Adamenko, 21, reportedly married Russian oil-tycoon Valentin Ivanov at the tender age of 17.
The former head of the state-owned Russian oil company Lukoil in Singapore married his teen bride at Chateau Saint-Jeannet near the beautiful village of Vence on the French Riviera.
The romance ended in 2017 when Adamenko divorced Ivanov, 59, and the Russian model has decided to spill the beans on their time together.
On the Russian reality show ‘Bachelor’, Adamenko revealed that she had been modelling since the age of eight and had moved to Singapore when she was 13 to work and study English.
One of her friends invited her to a barbecue after work which is where she met the oil tycoon.
She said: “I got there and we were introduced. He thought I was 20 because I looked older than I do now.
“I was a little girl, I was just 15, and I had never tried alcohol before. At that party, I was drinking it… more and more.”
Adamenko said she does not remember anything else about that night and when she woke up next to Ivanov, she did not know where she was.
She said: “Then I heard him say ‘we did everything’.”
The model added: “He took my virginity and I don’t even remember it.”
Adamenko kept their blossoming relationship a secret from her parents for over a year before she decided it was time to tell them.
The oil tycoon explained the situation to her parents and they did not oppose their plans to get married, according to the model.
She said: “My parents did not stop me when he asked for my hand and heart. My dad allowed it. So I got married at 17.”
Even though she regularly posted photos of their luxurious life together, Adamenko said it was not easy living in a gold cage and she even claimed that her ex-husband abused her.
She said: “He pulled me by my hair throughout the castle on our wedding night so I spent the night with my parents.”
The Russian model also claimed that Ivanov would regularly try to drown her in the swimming pool and that he strangled her.
After divorcing, Adamenko returned to her home city of Krasnoyarsk before moving to Moscow to raise her profile as a model.
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