Pregnant actress slaps audience member for criticising her son with Down syndrome on live TV show
Russian actress Evelina Bledans was livid when a woman in the audience called her out for getting pregnant at 49 and said no one, not society nor even her needs a child with DS
Russian actress Evelina Bledans slapped a female audience member during a chat show because the woman had criticized her for having a child at the age of 49. Bledans is currently expecting her third baby and had been invited to the show 'Live' to talk about being pregnant at 49.
An audience member took it upon herself to accuse Bledans of putting her unborn child's life in danger and pointed out how Evelina already has a young son with Down Syndrome. The audience member Elena Lebedeva shared while live on air, "It is dangerous to give birth between the ages of 35 and 40 so what about 49? What were you thinking? Do you want to give birth to another sick child? Will you give birth to another child with Down syndrome? Nobody needs such a child, not society and not you".
In between the audience member's rant, Bledans attempts to calmly interrupt her but to no avail. Instead, she slowly gets to her feet and walks over to the audience member while one of the other guests tells Lebedeva to leave. However, Bledans gets to the Lebedeva, slaps her and says, "You wretch, I will smack you! This is for my child, understand? You can say anything about me, but leave my children alone!"
Bledans' youngest son Semyon, whom she had with director Alexander Semin, was born in the year 2012 and has Down Syndrome. Bledans and Semin got divorced a year later and Bledan is currently expecting a baby girl via IVF treatment. Her eldest son 24-year-old Nikolay presently resides in Israel.