Last month side chicks everywhere got their hopes up when their patron saint Naomi Campbell appeared to be one step closer to sealing the deal with her billionaire boyfriend Vladimir Doronin after his wife Ekaterina finally got fed up and filed for divorce [click here if you missed that].
False alarm side chicks. The divorce is not going down...
From Page Six
Ekaterina and Vladimir Doronin will not be divorcing any time soon.
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.
“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.