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This is the beautiful Ukrainian beginner model who tempted former Wonga boss Haakon Overli to leave his wife and children after taking her in as a refugee.
These unique photographs of Mariia Polonchuk, 39, present a very totally different aspect to the motoher-of-three who as soon as co-authored a Ukrainian cookbook and has hitherto solely been seen in photographs at a village fete.
Earlier this month, MailOnline revealed that beautiful Mariia started a relationship with 52-year-old multi-millionaire Mr Overli after she fled the conflict in Ukraine along with her sons and moved to the Overlis’ £3m Surrey mansion.
Soon after arriving within the UK, Mariia featured in a photograph tweeted by native MP and former Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt, who wrote: ‘It was nice to meet a Ukrainian being hosted by a native household… nothing extra English than the village fete to welcome them.’
But Mariia’s former accomplice Andrey Sheldunov, father of her three sons, is a photographer again In Kyiv who specialises in portraits and nudes, and Mariia has modelled sensational swimwear shoots for him previously.
Her beguiling portfolio on social media exhibits she is a pure in entrance of the digicam, whether or not frolicking glossy and attractive within the surf, leaping from the water or draped on the seashore.
This is the Ukrainian beginner model Mariia Polonchuk – a mom of three – who tempted ex Wonga boss Haakon Overli to leave his wife and children after taking her in as a refugee
Earlier this week, MailOnline revealed that beautiful Mariia started a relationship with 52-year-old multi-millionaire Mr Overli after she fled the conflict in Ukraine along with her three children
And in portraiture, her piercing blue eyes mesmerise the viewer, in severe or smiling poses.
Although it’s not clear whether or not she and Andrey married, they had been evidently long-term companions, with all her sons, Hrihhorii [Ukrainian for Grigory], 18, teenager Maxim and 12-year-old Korney taking his surname.
Andrey additionally co-authored a Ukrainian cookbook with Mariia and the pair had been co-directors of a Kyiv-based firm referred to as Kontakt Media from 2006 till June of this yr.
They appeared to have a snug life earlier than the conflict, with international holidays and Korney, a little one prodigy on the violin, was despatched to a specialist music boarding college on the age of six.
His abilities have seen him carry out and win prizes throughout Europe and he even performed to world leaders at Davos on the World Economic Forum two years in the past.
He received a main music prize in Kyiv in February – solely a few weeks earlier than Russian tanks rolled throughout the Ukrainian border.
Happy households: Former Health Secretary and South West Surrey MP Jeremy Hunt shared this pictured with Mr Overli, his now ex-wife, their children and new girlfriend Mariia Polonchuk
Haakon Overli, 52, (proper) is claimed to have begun a love affair with the Eastern European girl simply months after taking her into the household house in Surrey following the Russian invasion
Mariia, Andrey and their household initially lived in Ukraine’s second metropolis Kharkhiv, however moved to Kyiv extra not too long ago.
Mr Overli, former boss of disgraced payday loans agency Wonga, is estimated to be value £5 million and is claimed to have lobbied the federal government to assist carry refugees to the UK from Ukraine for the reason that invasion.
He reportedly started weeks of lobbying former Prime Minister Boris Johnson and former Home Secretary Priti Patel in March to pace up the method of bringing his now girlfriend to Britain.
Ms Polonchuk’s arrival within the UK earlier this yr along with her boys could have spared her eldest son, now aged 18, from being referred to as up to be a part of the brutal conflict in opposition to the Russian invaders which has claimed 1000’s of lives.
The household had been in a position to be a part of 52-year-old Norwegian-born Mr Overli, his wife and children at their sprawling Surrey property.
But solely a few months after the Ukrainian household had been granted visas, Ms Polonchuk and Mr Overli moved out of the marital house in Surrey, along with her children, leaving his wife Imogen, 46, and his school-aged children behind.
Mariia’s former accomplice Andrey Sheldunov, father of her three sons, is a photographer again In Kyiv specialising in portraits and nudes and Mariia featured as a model in a few of his shoots
Mariia Polonchuk along with her long-term accomplice and father of her children Andrey Sheldunov (R)
Mrs Overli herself shares a love of classical music and is chairman of the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, whose members concentrate on enjoying interval devices.
Other images and postings on social media from Ukraine found by MailOnline give a poignant glimpse into the Sheldunov/Polonchuk household’s completely happy existence there earlier than Putin’s cynical conflict turned their lives the wrong way up.
Around 2007 and 2010 Andrey took beautiful photographic portraits of his accomplice Mariia, calling her affectionately Manya or Masha on the caption.
And in 2015, the pair collaborated on a e book that includes Ukrainian tradition, historical past and cookery.
Translated into German as Das große Buch der Ukrainischen Küche [The big book of Ukrainian cuisine], it acquired scores of glowing five-star opinions from readers on Amazon.
One stated of the 2015 hardback version: ‘An absolutely authentic, really good cookbook with a very good selection of recipes. The best Ukrainian cookbook I know of.’
Pictured: Andrey Sheldunov – the long-term accomplice of Mariia and father of her three children
Mariia and Andrey’s eldest son Hrihorii seems to have inherited his father’s reward behind the lens and now describes himself on social media as a London-based photographer, showing to concentrate on way of life and portraits.
Mariia’s two different sons are Maxim and Korney Sheldunov. Korney has already performed violin at worldwide concert events, and is known to be due to carry out in Oxford quickly.
Remarkably mature and articulate social media updates from Korney dated April 2022 inform his followers he has moved to London.
Korney was born in Kharkhiv in 2010 and started enjoying the piano at 4, enrolling in a specialist music boarding college within the metropolis aged simply six, earlier than switching to the violin.
A touching 2017 house video posted on social media exhibits dad Andrey in pyjamas on electrical guitar, with Hrihhorii on acoustic guitar, belting out US singer LP (Laura Pergolizzi]’s 2016 hit Lost on You whereas Korney joins in with a violin solo.