Beauty queen ex-wife of former Malaysian king set to do tell-all TV doc to share 'difficult life' after paternity row
THE beauty queen ex-wife of the former king of Malaysia is set to film a tell-all TV documentary, in the midst of an ongoing paternity row.
The 28-year-old model, Oksana Voevodina, is embroiled in a tumultuous divorce feud with Malaysian Sultan Muhammad V.
The wealthy Sultan has called Oksana’s son Leon “the cutest thing in the world” without formally acknowledging the boy, or that he is the child’s father.
Oksana is poised to do a new TV documentary in her homeland with Vladimir Putin’s ‘goddaughter’, journalist and former Russian presidential candidate Ksenia Sobchak, it is understood.
She recently posted: “It’s a special morning today.”
“I am ready to share the most difficult period of my life,” she said recently.
“These two years were very difficult for me and, believe me, it is deceptive to think that I easily survived the divorce.”
Oksana’s wealthy ex-husband, known in his circle as Faris, abruptly divorced her using the harsh Triple Talaq Islamic procedure, one month after she gave birth to Leon.
The toddler closely resembles the ex-king.
Singaporean lawyer Koh Tien Hua, speaking on behalf of the sultan, previously told the Straits Times: “There is no objective evidence as yet as to the biological father of the child.”
He added: "On behalf of His Royal Highness, we request his privacy be respected."
The British-educated Sultan, who is now 51, became the first king to abdicate from the throne in Malaysia after the publication of revealing pictures and lurid sex claims about his new wife's past life as a reality TV show star in her homeland.
The pair had married in a traditional Muslim ceremony in June 2018 after the beauty queen converted to Islam two months earlier.
And now, Oksana is speaking out about the experience being divorced shortly after giving birth.
“My recovery was accompanied with insomnia, nervous breakdowns, endless fears about the future, and about responsibility for the child as I am the only person in the world for him,” she said.
“To be honest, I was not ready for this. I always dreamed of giving birth in a loving marriage.
“I gave birth to a child for a man whose greatest dream in life was to have a child.
“Not a trace of marriage and love remained by this point.”
The mum said she was proud of coping with and overcoming her depression.
Recently Oksana completed a ten-week course at the London School of Economics.
Sources say her former husband used to pay an allowance of £5,800 a month for the child.
She also received a message for the boy via an intermediary for her estranged former spouse : “Tell him he is the cutest thing in the world. From Faris.”
Oksana was reportedly instructed to make sure the boy did not eat pork.
But the money stopped in December, prompting her to again post pictures of the boy to her 597,000 followers.
"It's not fair on my son,” she said at the time.
The Russian woman has repeatedly offered to facilitate DNA tests to prove the boy was fathered by the ex-king.
She claims her son was the born his sole male heir and as such “crown prince of the Sultanate of Kelantan and the future king of Malaysia”.
“My only aim is to live in peace and raise my son,” she said.
“I would love to be able to make a peace deal, to strike friendship with my ex-husband.”
She earlier rejected a $1 million settlement because it was meant to “shut her up”, said her lawyer Ivan Melnikov.
There were also demands that Oksana and Leon should never contact the British-educated former monarch, it was reported.
“Oksana does not ask for anything big for herself,” said the lawyer.
“She says she’ll work things out by herself… But she does expect him to provide for the baby.”
Sobchak, the journalist reportedly due to interview the model, is nicknamed Putin’s ‘goddaughter’ for her close family ties to the Russian president, who attended her baptism.
She once posed for Playboy and ran in the 2018 Russian presidential election against victorious Putin, finishing in fourth place.
Her late father Anatoly Sobchak was Putin’s law professor, who went on to give the ex-KGB spy his first job in politics when the academic had a stint as mayor of St Petersburg.
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