Supermodel Anna Vyalitsyna divorced her millionaire husband and lives on unemployment benefits

The star of the catwalks lost her job due to the pandemic and is trying to knock out child support through the court

nna Vyalitsyna is a recognized catwalk star: by the age of 35, she managed to work with all the world’s leading fashion houses, from Chanel to Versace, and decorate the covers of many magazines, including Vogue, Elle and Glamor. The blonde beauty from Nizhny Novgorod has made a dizzying career. At the age of 15, a girl born in Soviet Gorky in a family of doctors was noticed by model agents. This was followed by a move to Paris, then to New York and a contract with the famous modeling agency IMG New York.

Under the pseudonym Anne V, Vyalitsyna walked the catwalks of the most prestigious Fashion Weeks, from London to Milan. For five years in a row Anna starred for a special edition of Sports Illustrated swimwear (Irina Shayk, Anna Kournikova and Maria Sharapova also appeared in it) and was a regular “angel” of the Victoria’s secret lingerie brand. By the middle of the 2000s, Vyalitsyna was already among the twenty most demanded top models in the world, along with another Nizhny Novgorod Cinderella – Natalia Vodianova.

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The personal life of the model is no less remarkable. In 2009, the tabloids enthusiastically discussed her romance with Leonardo DiCaprio – the paparazzi caught the couple on the beach in Ibiza. The model and the actor cooed tenderly with each other, lying on the sand. True, Anna then modestly noticed that she and Leo were just friends. But with whom she met for sure, so it is with the lead singer of the famous group “Maroon 5” Adam Levin. True, after two years of relationship, the couple broke up.

In 2015, Vyalitsyna temporarily left her modeling career to give birth to a daughter. It seemed that Anna had drawn a lucky ticket and could never worry about money again. The father of the baby, whom the new mother called Alaska, was Adam Kahan, an IT millionaire, senior vice president of Yahoo. The couple settled in a luxury apartment in San Francisco, near Silicon Valley.

After becoming a mother, Anna disappeared from the fashion world for almost five years. Fans were sure that the supermodel had gone headlong into a happy family life, the details of which she did not share with the public. But it turned out that the tale of Cinderella eventually ended with the flight of the prince. According to the Daily Mail , Anna and 49-year-old Adam broke up shortly after the birth of their daughter. Now Vyalitsyna single-handedly brings up five-year-old Alaska and complains about the difficult financial situation.

Recently, Anna filed an application with the Manhattan Supreme Court, in which she demands from her ex-fiancé Adam Kahan a monthly alimony payment for her daughter in the amount of $ 8,500 per month. In her lawsuit, the blonde said that due to the pandemic, she was left practically out of work, like many in the fashion industry. Her income fell sharply: if in 2019 she earned $ 431,000, then in 2020 coronavirus – only $ 77,687. Moreover, 26 thousand dollars of this amount is unemployment benefits, which she receives from the state.

“Because of the pandemic last year, I didn’t make much money. Although I had 17 paid jobs in 2020, I ended up not getting paid for half of them. Over the past six months, I have only had six contracts, I work a maximum of twice a month, ”the 35-year-old model complained in a lawsuit.

Anna assures that she does not have enough money to live. She spends more than 40 thousand dollars on daily expenses every month. Of these, $ 6,800 goes to rent, another $ 4,800 – to pay for Alaska’s studies at a prestigious private school.

  • I have to work, and for this I need money for a nanny, – wrote the Nizhny Novgorod beauty in her lawsuit.