Naomi Campbell gets to party with Vladimir Doronin, but he’s still not marrying her


Naomi Campbell has been all over Cannes in the past week. I think it’s an annual thing for her – she party-hops, yacht-hops, gets wasted, etc. For this Cannes, however, Naomi threw one of her “Fashion for Relief” runway shows in which designers and models donate their time (and clothes) for humanitarian crises (this particular show raised money for Japan). Naomi always gets people to turn out, because, seriously, when Naomi asks you to do something, you’re going to do it right? You might get maimed by a diamond-encrusted cell phone if you don’t. My point? I can’t bash her for organizing these “Fashion for Relief” shows – they’re always big shows and good events for raising money.

What was more notable to me was that Naomi’s married lover/fiancé was on her arm throughout all of the festivities. Vladimir Doronin, who is still technically married, walked red carpets and partied with Naomi night after night. I’ve asked this before, and I’ll ask it again: will Vlad ever divorce his wife? Will Naomi ever be anything more than the girlfriend/mistress? They’ve been together for more than three years now, and I have to say that I think Vlad probably loves her crazy ass. But these are the first photos of them where he’s tossed aside his stoic demeanor. He looks… sexy. I would shack up with that.





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  1. teehee says:

    Who the hell would.

  2. constance says:

    I think wife knows too much. Maybe she’s a beard. What’s more “manly” than an estranged wife AND a very public mistress? amiright?

  3. sunseeker says:

    Can’t stand her and her russian, but like the dress.

  4. Kaboom says:

    He’ll come around if she whacks him with a telephone a few times, I bet!

  5. Addie says:

    I’m half Russian, and I have to say…I don’t trust him as far as I can throw him.

    He cannot do the basic thing like,oh I don’t know getting DEVORCED from his wife?!

    Well,she takes it and lets him get away with such things, so she gets this life she chooses to put up with.

  6. eowyn says:

    She is beautiful (and he is too) when she smiles.
    Good for her for this event.
    I don’t see where is the problem : they are adults and I am sure his wife isn’t alone.
    It just more simple to be married, they don’t fight for divorce, the kids are protected, she has a lot of money and her husban is cool with that. And she is protected by her statut in Russia.
    So win-win for them.
    Naomie doesn’t have to think about a baby, she can party and lives her life with her/his money.
    Win-win for her.

  7. LunaT says:

    Didn’t he spend the cmas holiday w/his family in CA? Obviously, this setup is working for everyone involved. I just wonder how much of an ass he is to enjoy being around Naomi, to be able to not mind her sh!t. She always sounds like a self-centered snob. Doesn’t seem like her beauty would be enough to cover for that and her jacked hairline.

  8. kim says:

    Everybody in this arrangment is happy except Kaiser. It is their take on Sister Wifes. Leave them alone Kaiser there is nothing to see here, But two people enjoying their life.

  9. really says:

    love Rosario she is so pretty. Naomi needs to pop his baby, and get her sexy baby-daddy show on! who cares if he marrys her, who cares…… have his baby and call it a night! …..they look like they have fun!

  10. van says:

    Naomi has dated some of the most well known and respected men in Hollywood (Robert Deniro) and has never had a problem keeping them (Halle take note) it’s the people who work for her that she gives hell too.

  11. Scarlet Vixen says:

    I’m not dissing Catholics in any way–please don’t take offense! But aren’t most Russians Catholic (Eastern Orthodox) and therefore divorce is a no-no (well, unless you’re J.Lo)? Is it better in the eyes of the ‘church’ to have a public mistress than to divorce your wife for another woman? I can’t imagine he actually really likes Naomi Campbell tho (who does?). I bet it’s more of a plaything situation, where she gets to spend his money and be at his beck and call but isn’t allowed to make too many demands.

    Or, perhaps it is just a money thing to the wife and she’s willing to let him play while she gets to spend, spend, spend.

    Oh, and very long-term separations are alot more common that I always thought. I know several people who were separated for years before they bothered to get a divorce: because they owned alot of property or a business together, couldn’t find the spouse to serve with papers, couldn’t afford it, or were even just too damn lazy, etc.

  12. Rasputina says:

    @Scarlet Vixen – I come from a country where Orthodox Christianity is prevalent among the Russian minority and I can tell you – they don’t give two damns about divorce, unless they’re fiercely devout.

  13. Jules says:

    Russian Orthodox has NOTHING to do with the Catholic religion. It’s the Russian version of Greek Orthodox which splintered from the Catholic religion about 1000 years ago. And we are allowed to divorce. Why would he want to marry her crazy ass? She’s gone through men faster than bottled water.

  14. Shay says:

    Naomi is like a high priced hooker, except in the modeling world they’re averse to saying that word. Many models do this and some do it without even realising. Naomi received conflict diamond in the past, she denies receiving them and so on and so forth. She isn’t a woman with high morals or self respect.
    Now she is being ‘paid’ by the Russian. Why is this a surprise?

  15. *Roxy* says:

    He is very self-absorbed. Don’t like him.
    He might be an atheist. The church was prohibited in USSR. Many people raised during that time were atheists.

  16. bluhare says:

    I bet he doesn’t have a pre nup with the wife, and that’s why he doesn’t divorce her. She doesn’t do anything about it because being Mrs. Russian Oligarch gets her places. Naomi’s in it for the money (and he is sort of hot), and he’s in it for the fame and biscuits.

    But I do wonder if she lets him see her without her wig. Hasn’t she lost a lot of hair as a result of all the hair extensions and has to wear wigs now? Someone else will know if I’ve got it right on this one.

  17. grisgrisny says:

    @bluhare – I wonder the same. Naomi can still look beautiful – with alot of help. I like to imagine that at the end of the day with no wig, no make up and no couture she is as ugly on the outside as she is on the inside. And that seems fitting to me.

    As for her Russian – he is absolutely yummers but sadly, probably a total scumbag…

  18. dada says:

    she is totes having a (ugly betty) wilhelmina slater & connor, moment

  19. skinanny says:

    I wonder if she has lost her temper with him……

  20. mln76 says:

    The wife doesn’t care about Naomi and Naomi doesn’t care about the wife. And why would he divorce if he knows he’d have to give up a big chunk of his dough?

  21. Victoire says:

    Wow, Naomi is so pretty, one of the most beautiful women, on my list =)

    As long Naomi is happy with that, he doesn’t have to get divorced

  22. *Roxy* says:

    I doubt it’s a question of pre-nup. Many wifes of oligarchs were kicked out penniless in 90es. Now they know how and where exactly their rich husbands are scheming. So they can have police, tax authorities after them if they are left without money. This is how Mrs Abromovich got her money through divorce. Not because she’s protected by the law. It’s not USA.

  23. Zelda says:

    Men here really don’t smile for photos. Almost ever. Maybe in a party shot when they are drunk, but they typically just look at the camera.

    It threw me to see him smiling, actually.

    And I would. I so would. The fact that he’s sketchy just makes it hotter, somehow.

  24. sandy#1 says:

    i don’t care what anyone says, i would not like to be a celebrity, if it means having sold your soul, lose your Morales, etc, they are no better than the worst of humans, just dressed better, more money, not passing judgement just saying, people are always so quick to say/call someone jealous, well I’m happy, these people trade boyfriends weekly, sleep with different men weekly, cheat, and then smile for the camera, yikes.

  25. LunaT says:

    @bluhare, grisgrisny— exactly what I was talking about when I said “jacked hairline”. I’ve seen pics where her hair isn’t perfect. She’s got major thinning in front along her hairline. Like, you can see scalp and the hair coverage is scattered. Not sure if it’s genetic or weave damage or drug damage or….In these pics, her bangs are looking pretty thick and start back further than you’d think would make sense. Totally done to cover up her jacked hairline.

  26. crtb says:

    They make a beautiful couple. But she is getting older and no one wants to get old by themselves. She must think about him leaving her sometime in the future. No amount of money will fill that void of loneliness. If I were her, I’d get pregnant. She may not be able to keep the man but it is always nice to be a mom.

  27. Louise says:

    Are you a mistress if you start dating after the boyfriend seperated from his wife? I think Vladimir and his wife brokeup at least a year before dating Naomi. Also I don’t think Naomi cares about marriage just the lifestyle.

  28. LuckyLilGem says:

    They look very happy together. I did see photos of Vlad with his children and wife AND Naomi!! His family seems to accept the arrangement.

  29. snappyfish says:

    He has no intention of leaving the wife. Not until the 11 year daughter is grown. At which time he would have already replaced Naomi with an updated prototype.

  30. Dani says:

    Don’t think he loves her and I definitely wouldn’t be surprised if he were banging other girls in addition to Naomi.

    I think he stays with her because she is famous and he has easy access. I wouldn’t be surprised if he left her within the coming years for someone younger, prettier, and more up and coming.

  31. myTbean says:

    meh – he’s just another dude in permanent midlife crises mode – hooking up with an emotionally unstable woman because the drama he endures is worth the wild and crazy sex he undoubtedly gets. 😛

  32. egolite says:

    He can’t leave his wife because all of his ill-gotten gains are in her name. I heard that he already dumped Naomi recently for a blonde Russian model.