Despite talk that Naomi Campbell’s billionaire boo thang Vlad Doronin was being petitioned for divorce by wife of 24 years, Ekaterina — with Naomi being named as the homewrecker who caused it all — it looks like they’ll continue to live in sin for the time being.
Despite reports that Ekaterina — the long-estranged wife of the Russian billionaire and property mogul — was finally ready to file for divorce and would name her hubby’s model girlfriend Naomi Campbell as a cause of their split, sources close to Ekaterina say that couldn’t be further from the truth.
“She has no plans to file for divorce in the near future,” a friend of Ekaterina told Page Six. “She hasn’t met with a lawyer as of yet. Vladimir takes very good care of her and her daughter [Katia, 15], and they both have very separate lives.”
Vladimir and Ekaterina were married nearly 25 years ago, but they had already been living apart for a decade when Vladimir first met supermodel Campbell at the Cannes Film Festival in 2008.
They’ve since become a couple, and Naomi has moved to Russia to be with him. The two have also been fixtures together on the New York and European social scenes.
Campbell told British Vogue in 2010: “I live in Moscow now permanently, and I really love life there. I’m really happy and things are just going really well.”
Campbell and Ekaterina have even become friendly, sources say, while Vladimir and Ekaterina continue to co-parent Katia. Vladimir spent Christmas in Los Angeles with Ekaterina, Katia and his mother-in-law. Campbell then joined them shortly after, and flew with Vladimir to Mexico for New Year’s.
“Ekaterina and Vladimir have been separated at least 10 years, and though he is with Naomi, they are all good friends,” our source said.
Ekaterina was in New York this week looking for a pied-à-terre, although she plans on keeping her main home in London. She’s in the market for a palatial pad in the $20 million range. We’re told Doronin is paying for the Manhattan manse.
Must be nice to be able to have the kind of cash that can make your high maintenance estranged wife and notoriously diva girlfriend friends with each other.
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