The best birthday present! Roman Abramovich’s ex-wife Dasha Zhukova is pictured for the first time with newborn son Philip Stavros Niarchos – named after his father and grandfather – as friends wish her a happy 40th
- Dasha Zhukova, the ex-wife of Chelsea football club owner Roman Abramovich, turns 40 today
- A-list friends including YouTube fashion boss Derek Blasberg and jeweller Jennifer Meyer shared well-wishes
- Blasberg’s post offered a first glimpse at Dasha’s baby boy Philip Stavros Niarchos, who was born in March
- Philip is Dasha’s first child with husband Stavros Niarchos, she shares two with ex-husband Abramovich
Roman Abramovich’s ex-wife Dasha Zhukova has been pictured with her newborn son for the first time as she celebrates her 40th birthday.
The Moscow-born art collector and her billionaire shipping heir husband Stavros Niarchos, 36, welcomed baby boy Philip Stavros Niarchos, in March, 14 months after tying the knot in a lavish St Moritz ceremony.
Philip, the couple’s first child together, is named after Stavros’ father, who is worth £2billion. Dasha also shares a son, Aaron, and a daughter, Leah, with ex-husband Abramovich, from whom she split in 2017.
Radiant Dasha looks every inch the proud mother in the candid snap, which was shared on Instagram by close friend Derek Blasberg to mark the mother-of-three’s milestone birthday.
The adorable photo shows Dasha smiling over her shoulder at the camera while baby Philip sleeps soundly in her arms. Derek wrote: ‘Wishing a happy (40th!?) birthday to this hot momma’.
Mummy’s boy! Dasha has been pictured with her son, Philip, for the first time. The sweet photo was shared on Instagram by BFF Derek Blasberg in honour of Dasha’s 40th birthday today. Philip, her first child with Stavros Niarchos, was born in March
Blended families: Dasha and her billionaire shipping heir husband Stavros Niarchos, 36, pictured left in 2018 welcomed their first child together, Philip Stavros Niarchos, in March, 14 months after tying the knot in a lavish St Moritz ceremony. She shares two children, Aaron Alexander and Leah Lou (right in a photo shared by Blasberg), with ex Roman Abramovich
Split: Abramovich and Dasha were married for nine years from 2008 to 2017. Pictured, the couple in March 2017
Fashion insider Derek, who counts Kate Hudson, Victoria Beckham and Kendall Jenner among his inner circle, also shared a snap of Dasha with older children Aaron and Leah. His Instagram tribute also featured a new photo taken while Dasha was pregnant.
Dasha and Stavros kept the pregnancy private and did not officially announce their plans to start a family.
Philip’s birth – and his name – was inadvertently announced on Instagram by close friend Diane von Furstenberg who shared a post in mid-March declaring: ‘Welcome to the world Philip Stavros Niarchos’.
Speaking to the Daily Mail’s Sebastian Shakespeare last week, a friend said: ‘They’re delighted. After what has been a very difficult year, being so isolated from loved ones, this is the perfect way for them to start a new chapter.’
It was the perfect early birthday present for Dasha, whose friends Sara Foster and jeweller to the stars Jennifer Meyer also shared their well-wishes on Instagram.
Sara and Jennifer both shared sweet throwback photos of Dasha to celebrate the birthday girl’s big day.
Blooming beautiful! Close friend Blasberg also shared this previously unseen photo of Dasha while pregnant with Philip
Best friends: Fashion insider Blasberg shared a series of sweet images of Dasha (pictured) to mark her 40th birthday today
Birthday wishes! Jeweller to the stars Jennifer Meyer also shared a sweet post to mark Dasha’s birthday (pictured)
Fun in the sun: Sarah Foster, daughter of music executive David Foster, also shared throwback snaps for Dasha’s birthday
Close friends: Jennifer Meyer’s birthday slideshow including this sweet snap of the pair holding hands in the sun
Dasha and Stavros had been friends for more than a decade but became a couple after her nearly 10-year marriage to Abramovich came to an end.
Stavros previously dated socialite and hotel heiress Paris Hilton, from late 2005 until March 2007.
The businessman, who is part of the Greek shipping Niarchos dynasty, was also in relationships with actresses Lindsay Lohan and Mary-Kate Olsen, and model Jessica Hart.
Upon their split, Dasha and Roman said they were committed to jointly raising their children together and working together as co-founders of the Garage Museum of Contemporary Art and the New Holland Island cultural center in St Petersburg.
Court documents filed in New York show Abrahmovich and Zhukova finalized their divorced in August last year.
The settlement included the transfer of over $92 million worth of property to Dasha – including a four-storey mansion in Manhattan.
Time for a selfie! Jennifer and Dasha sip on coconuts in this photograph shared on Instagram to mark Dasha’s big day
Poking fun: Sara Foster used her birthday tribute as a way to make jokes about her friendship with Dasha
Smile! Another touching photograph of Jennifer (left) and Dasha shared on Instagram to mark the occasion
Dasha and Stravo’s relationship was all but confirmed back in January 2019 when he spent New Year’s Eve with her friends in Peru.
The shipping heir joined music magnate David Geffen, supermodel Karlie Kloss and her venture capitalist boyfriend Josh Kushner, jeweler Jennifer Meyer and her frequent companion Mikey Hess, and screenwriter Erin Foster on a journey through the Amazon.
Sources then revealed in July of that year that the couple were engaged, with one telling Page Six that they were openly discussing their plans to marry with friends at her birthday party in New York City.
Royalty, Hollywood and some of fashion’s most famous faces were present at the couple’s wedding in January 2020 when they married in a specially erected marquee close to the main ski jump Olympaschanze.
Among those present was Princess Beatrice and Edo Mapelli Mozzi, actress Kate Hudson and fashion designer Stella McCartney.
Wrapped up: Dasha and Stavros were seen out in St Moritz in January but any hint of a baby bump was hidden under a coat
Pictures of the nuptials were not released at the time but have since emerged, showing the glamorous bride wearing a stunning white gown with a chic embellished coat over the top.
Her new husband meanwhile looked dapper in a navy suit, complete with a white rose pinned to his lapel.
In one picture the couple are seen with the mayor of St Moritz, Christian Jott Jenny.
Stavros’s father Stavros Jr and uncle Spyros are the largest private landowners in St. Moritz.
The £6 million Swiss leg of the marriage was held 24 hours before scheduled with guests keeping the timing a secret with the main celebration was at the Kulm Hotel.
The bride was given away by her father Alexander Zhukov, a Russian businessman who is a British citizen.
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