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He is almost two heads taller than his mother: Lilya Podkopaeva shows her 18-year-old son, whom she adopted as a baby

Gymnast Lilia Podkopayeva showed a photo with her 18-year-old son. Source: Instagram @podkopayeva_official

Famous Ukrainian gymnast Lilia Podkopaeva showed photos of her 18-year-old son Vadym Nahorny. She congratulated the young man on his coming of age.

The athlete shared the photos on her Instagram page. They show the woman with her adopted son, who is now almost two heads taller than her. The collection also includes Vadym's childhood photos.

He is almost two heads taller than his mother: Lilya Podkopaeva shows her 18-year-old son, whom she adopted as a baby

 

"I don't know how not to be proud of you, I learn from you and am happy for you. Son, may your steps always reach the top, and remember that everything is just beginning," she said in the post. Podkopaeva also noted that her son entered the university and became the best student, receiving a scholarship.

He is almost two heads taller than his mother: Lilya Podkopaeva shows her 18-year-old son, whom she adopted as a baby

As a reminder, the gymnast adopted a boy when he was 8 months old. When she saw the baby in one of Donetsk's orphanages, she decided that she would not leave without him. In an interview with Gordon, the star told how Vadim grabbed her hand with his little fingers. "It was love at first sight," she said.

He is almost two heads taller than his mother: Lilya Podkopaeva shows her 18-year-old son, whom she adopted as a baby

 

Liliya Podkopaeva also has a daughter from her ex-husband, Karolina, born in 2006, and a younger daughter, Evelina, from businessman Ihor Dubinsky. "Without Vadym, there would be no Karolina and vice versa. I always tell them that they are one and the same. And wherever they are, there is no one closer to them," the athlete said.

He is almost two heads taller than his mother: Lilya Podkopaeva shows her 18-year-old son, whom she adopted as a baby

Earlier, OBOZ.UA told you about the 12-year-old daughter of traitor Ani Lorak, who became a YouTube vlogger: the girl showed where she lives in Russia and told about her "unique" problem. Read all the details in our article.

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