London (ANI): Supermodel Naomi Campbell has surprised everyone by appearing in a picture alongside her Russian billionaire lover Vladimir Doronin, his wife and daughter. Only months ago, reports had surfaced that Vlad's missus and childhood sweetheart Ekaterina flew into a rage at the mere mention of Naomi's name after her hubby fell for the model at the 2008 Cannes Film Festival.
Last March London-based Ekaterina had said to pals: "This is just a ridiculous affair. Naomi's deluding herself if she thinks she can take my husband." However, other friends said Vlad and Ekaterina had been drifting apart and hadn't lived together properly for almost a decade. And last month Naomi, 39, moved into Vlad"s Moscow penthouse. When the property tycoon, 47, is in London he regularly visits Ekaterina and 13-year-old daughter Katia and it is believed he recently introduced Naomi to the family. This led to her inviting the girls to her Fashion for Relief fundraiser for Haiti earthquake victims on Thursday, where a pic was taken.
"I've maintained a good relationship with my wife and Katia, and was very pleased they were able to join me in supporting Naomi," the News of the World quoted Vlad, as saying. Naomi, added: "It was a really special night and lovely to be together, we had a great time."