What is Anne Vyalitsyna's net worth? Supermodel who owns $2.9M apartment claims $26K pandemic benefits
Anne Vyalitsyna, 35, claimed that her earnings plummeted from $431,000 in 2019 to $77,687 in 2020 despite having $2.6 million in savings
Russian-American model Anne Vyalitsyna, better known as Anne V, is making headlines for her divorce settlement and alimony demands. The model claimed that her income dipped significantly during the pandemic. She went to court and demanded her high-flying tech exec former fiancé to pay $8,500 in monthly child support, citing her financial conditions.
In filings with the Manhattan Supreme Court, Vyalitsyna, 35, claimed that her earnings dipped from $431,000 in 2019 to $77,687 in 2020 as the global pandemic affected the fashion industry severely. She availed unemployment benefits of around $26,000. This comes as a shocker when the model is known to own a $2.9 million mansion and has $2.6 million in investments and savings.
This is not the first time when a divorce and alimony settlement has made headlines. Back in 2019, Robert De Niro's second wife, Grace Hightower, demanded that she gets half of his fortune, which is around $500 million. The other divorce settlement case that made headlines this year earlier was Bill and Melinda Gates' marriage. Melinda Gates, who filed for divorce, did not seek spousal support in court filings.
Vyalitsyna explained to the court her monthly expenses of $40,284, including $6815 for housing, and $4,833 for her daughter's tuition at Avenues: The World School in Chelsea. "While I had a total of 17 paying jobs in 2020, half of them did not pay. In the last six months, I have had only six jobs — working two times a month at most, " Vyalitsyna said in court filings. The model emphasized that she needed the alimony payments to be able to afford a nanny and return to work full time. "I must work, and I cannot do so without the assistance of a nanny."
She also told the court that Cahan pays for their daughter, Alaska's medical insurance and the $58,000-a-year tuition fees at her private school. Vyalitsyna noted that she had made "every effort to resolve this matter... amicably', but after they had tried to strike a deal for more than a year over custody and child support, Cahan had failed to respond when it came time to sign a formalized agreement." She also alleged that Cahan doesn't pay any base support and refuses to pay for childcare.
Who is Anne Vyalitsyna?
A Russian-American supermodel, Anne Vyalitsyna was born in Gorky city of Russia in a family of doctors. Her father is a sports doctor for an association football team and her mother is a pediatrician. Vyalitsyna started her modeling career at the age of 15. She has appeared on the covers of 'Vogue', 'ELLE', and 'Glamour'. In 2005, Vyalitsyna made her debut in the 'Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue' and appeared in all its issues every year until 2014. In 2016, she walked for Versace SS 2017 fashion show. The supermodel also has an uncredited cameo in the fifth instalment of the 'Die Hard' film franchise, 'A Good Day to Die Hard' to her name.
Vyalitsyna dated the lead singer of 'Maroon 5', Adam Levine, and they also appeared together on the November 2011 cover of 'Vogue Russia'. The couple broke up shortly after.
The supermodel then started dating Adam Cahan, the former senior vice-president of Yahoo. She made her surprising pregnancy announcement on March 19, 2015, revealing she was pregnant with her first child by boyfriend, Adam Cahan. The couple welcomed their daughter Alaska on June 25, 2015, and got engaged on June 5, 2016. The reason behind the couple's split is still unclear.
What is Anne Vyalitsyna's net worth?
Modeled for Chanel, Prada, Louis Vuitton, Dolce & Gabbana and Victoria's Secret, Anne Vyalitsyna owns a $2.9m three-bedroom apartment in New York's West Village and has about $2.6 million in savings and investments. She has also modeled for Chloe, Sportmax and Anna Molinari. She has been signed with Women Model Management and The Lions agency since 2014. While most of Vyalitsyna's earnings attribute to modeling gigs, she earns up to $970,000 per year. The supermodel's net worth is estimated to be around $6 million, according to Celebrity Net Worth.
Vyalitsyna is now seeking sole custody of her daughter, Alaska and wants Cahan to pay for summer camp, school transport costs, college fees and $50,000 towards her legal fees.