Roman Abramovich’s ex-wife Dasha Zhukova is first pictured with her newborn son as she celebrates her 40th birthday.
The Moscow-born art collector and her heir, husband of billionaire Stavros Niarchos, 36, welcomed son Philip Stavros Niarchos in March, 14 months after they tied the knot in a lavish ceremony in St. Moritz.
Philip, the couple’s first child together, is named after Stavros’ father, who is worth £2 billion. 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 mum in the candid photo, shared on Instagram by close friend Derek Blasberg to mark the mum of three’s milestone birthday.
The adorable photo shows Dasha smiling over her shoulder at the camera while baby Philip sleeps in her arms. Derek wrote: ‘Wishing this hot mom a happy (40th!?) birthday’.
Mommy’s boy! Dasha is first pictured together with her son Philip. The sweet photo was shared on Instagram today by BFF Derek Blasberg in honor of Dasha’s 40th birthday. Philip, her first child with Stavros Niarchos, was born in March
Blended Families: Dasha and her heir, husband of billionaire Stavros Niarchos, 36, pictured left in 2018 welcomed their first child together, Philip Stavros Niarchos, in March, 14 months after they tied the knot in a lavish ceremony in St. Moritz. 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 photo of Dasha with older kids 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 disclose their plans to start a family.
Philip’s birth – and his name – was accidentally announced on Instagram by close friend Diane von Furstenberg who shared a post in mid-March declaring: ‘Welcome to the world Philip Stavros Niarchos’.
A friend told Sebastian Shakespeare of the Daily Mail last week: ‘They are delighted. After what has been a very difficult year, being so isolated from their 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 star jeweler Jennifer Meyer also shared their good wishes on Instagram.
Sara and Jennifer both shared sweet throwback photos of Dasha celebrating the birthday girl’s big day.
Blooming beautiful! Good friend Blasberg also shared this never-before-seen photo of Dasha while pregnant with Philip
Dear friends: Fashion insider Blasberg shared a series of sweet photos of Dasha (pictured) on the occasion of her 40th birthday today
Birthday wishes! Star jeweler Jennifer Meyer also shared a sweet post to celebrate Dasha’s birthday (pictured)
Fun in the sun: Sarah Foster, daughter of music director David Foster, also shared throwback snaps for Dasha’s birthday
Close Friends: Jennifer Meyer’s birthday slideshow including this sweet photo of the couple 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 was previously in a relationship with socialite and hotel heiress Paris Hilton, from late 2005 to March 2007.
The businessman, who is part of the Greek shipping Niarchos dynasty, also had relationships with actresses Lindsay Lohan and Mary-Kate Olsen, and model Jessica Hart.
After their breakup, Dasha and Roman said they were determined to raise their children together and work 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 that Abrahmovich and Zhukova finalized their divorce last August.
The settlement included the transfer of property worth $92 million to Dasha — including a four-story mansion in Manhattan.
Time for a selfie! Jennifer and Dasha are sipping coconuts in this photo shared on Instagram to celebrate Dasha’s big day
Having fun: Sara Foster used her birthday tribute as a way to joke about her friendship with Dasha
Smile! Another touching photo of Jennifer (left) and Dasha shared on Instagram to celebrate the occasion
Dasha and Stravo’s relationship was almost confirmed in January 2019 when he spent New Year’s Eve with her friends in Peru.
The shipping heir accompanied music mogul David Geffen, supermodel Karlie Kloss and her venture capitalist friend 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 someone telling Page Six that they were openly discussing their plans to marry friends at her birthday party in New York City.
Royalty, Hollywood and some of fashion’s most famous faces attended the couple’s January 2020 wedding as they married in a specially erected tent close to the main ski jump Olympaschanze.
Those in attendance included Princess Beatrice and Edo Mapelli Mozzi, actress Kate Hudson and fashion designer Stella McCartney.
Packed up: Dasha and Stavros were spotted in St. Moritz in January, but any hint of a baby bump was hidden under a coat
Photos of the wedding were not released at the time, but have since surfaced, showing the glamorous bride in a stunning white dress with a chic embellished jacket over it.
Her new husband, meanwhile, looked smart in a navy suit, complete with a white rose pinned to his lapel.
One photo shows the couple with the mayor of St. Moritz, Christian Jott Jenny.
Stavros’ father Stavros Jr and uncle Spyros are the largest private landowners in St. Moritz.
The Swiss leg of the £6million wedding was held 24 hours before the scheduled date, with the guests keeping the timing a secret as the main party was at the Kulm Hotel.
The bride was given away by her father Alexander Zhukov, a Russian businessman who is a British citizen.