The pregnant Russian woman of one of Britain’s richest men, who is also one of Prince Andrew’s best friends, has revealed that the couple are getting divorced.
Jonathan Rowland’s wife, Anya Rowland, announced the end of their marriage in a rock-hard social media video, but said she couldn’t reveal too many details about it on the advice of her lawyers.
Her high-flying businessman is the son of property developer David “Spotty” Rowland, who has close ties to the royal family and conservative party. Jonathan is also heir to his father’s £ 612 million fortune and oversees all of his investments.
Both father and son are close to the Duke of York and Jonathan and Anya Rowland attended Princess Eugenie’s 2018 wedding.
Anya Rowland announced the end of her marriage to Jonathan Rowland, one of Britain’s richest men, in a rock-hard social media video
Anya revealed that while on holiday in the Dominican Republic at midnight, her husband had fled from their South London home, abandoning her and their two sons
MailOnline initially reported details about the couple’s marital problems in February, after Anya posted a series of moving Instagram posts.
She revealed that her husband had fired a nighttime flash from their South London home while on vacation in the Dominican Republic, abandoning her and their two sons. She is expecting their third child in July.
Rowland, 44, told MailOnline at the time that “they are still together.” But after the story was published, Anya has removed herself from social media and has now briefly returned to confirm the end of the marriage.
In the Instagram video, Anya announces in Russian that she is only back on social media temporarily and that she has archived all the references and photos of her husband and his family.
Rowland (left), 44, told MailOnline at the time that “they are still together.” But after the publication of the story, Anya has removed herself from social media and has now briefly returned to confirm the end of the marriage
Mr Rowland apparently spent time while his wife was away clearing his belongings from the couple’s £ 2 million home in South London. He left the day his wife returned, she claims
She reveals, “My page will be closed for the period of my divorce.
“I’ll be a sort of half blogger, because I can barely tell anything about my personal life, as advised by my lawyers.
“So it will stay that way.”
Anya referred to the media interest in Britain and Russia in her posts and her “personality and marriage,” but said that until her divorce was finalized, “I cannot give details of what is happening.”
She said, “I have archived all the photos and mentions of my husband and his family.
“Right now my blog is about me, my sons and our life in London in our new status.”
Mr Rowland and his father are close to the Duke of York (photo), and he and Anya attended the wedding of Princess Eugenie 2018
She added, “It is very difficult for me now, especially given the fact of complete chaos in the world. But I can handle it. ‘
Anya describes herself as the wife of “an aristocrat husband.”
She sees her role in the future as “exposing the British,” she announced.
Before the split, Anya had boasted on social media that she was “friends with the royal family” and regularly posted photos of the couple’s flamboyant lifestyle.
But their relationship took a dramatic turn in February when Anya revealed that her husband had just packed his things and left when she returned home from a break in the Dominican Republic, putting their two children aged four and two in the care of their babysitter was left behind.
She posted at the time: ‘While on my well-deserved vacation in the Dominican Republic and not suspecting the impending disaster, my remarkable husband packed up all his things, made sure he took advantage of the situation while no one was at home and brought everything to his new hometown of which he never informed me. ‘
Russian Anya, who is four months pregnant, says the 44-year-old Rowland packed all his things while she was away and told the babysitter that he was cleaning up to make room for the new baby
A devastated Anya also revealed how Mister Rowland removed expensive artwork from their £ 2 million home in fashionable Fulham, southwest London, while she was away claiming he was ‘making room’ for their new baby.
She shouted, “During my absence, my two children, my mother and our housekeeper were at home. Unfortunately, they too were not informed.
“One day, my dear husband was noticed by my housekeeper while he was removing paintings and her confused expression and questions he replied that he was just making room for the new baby.”
Her mother Natalia Nikulina, 61, flew to London in March and helped her with her children during the closure.
Anya describes herself as the wife of “an aristocrat husband”
Anya met Mr Rowland at a corporate event six years ago. They married in 2016 when she was eight months pregnant with their first child and her UK visa was due to expire.
Born in Novgorod, Russia, Anya moved to London to work in the financial industry after graduating from St. Petersburg University.
Controversial In 2006, Mr. Rowland divorced his first wife Zoë, with whom he has two children, after a serious judicial battle that granted her part of his future inheritance. He left school when he was 16 and took the opportunity of the dotcom boom to make millions.
His father David, 74, is a son of a scrap metal trader from South London who left school without any qualifications but found himself going shoulder to shoulder with English royalty and developing a close relationship with Andrew.
He was 226th on last year’s Sunday Times Rich List and has donated £ 3 million to the Conservatives and is also a former party treasurer.
Anya met Mr Rowland at a corporate event six years ago. They married in 2016 when she was eight months pregnant with their first child and her UK visa was due to expire
The two have been friends since at least 2005 when the Duke of York unveiled a bronze statue of the financier on the grounds of Havilland Hall, Rowland’s sprawling estate in Guernsey. In 2009 Andrew publicly launched Rowlands bank in Luxembourg.
Reports have claimed that he also helped clear some of the Duchess of York’s debts.
His son Jonathan has been criticized in the past for his ties to Andrew, who was accused of using his official position to work behind the scenes for the wealthy Rowland family.
This included taking Duke Rowland on taxpayer-funded trade missions to Saudi Arabia and China and quitting Rowland’s private bank to help them bring in wealthy customers.
Leaked reports revealed that Andrew and Mr. Rowland spoke in secret of continuing their controversial “ under the radar ” business relationship to escape media coverage of the Duke’s ties to the Jeffrey Epstein scandal, before the prince was forced to quit as UK trade envoy.