Natalia Vodianova with her daughter Neva
Returning from the capital of Qatar, Doha, where the opening of the Christian Dior: Designer Of Dreams exhibition took place, 39-year-old Natalia Vodianova almost immediately set off on a new journey. This time, the model, together with the older children, 19-year-old Lucas, 15-year-old Neva and 14-year-old Victor, flew to her homeland, to Russia. First, Natalya and her children flew from Paris to Moscow, from where she had a transit flight to her native Nizhny Novgorod.
Victor and Neva Portman
During a break between flights, Natalya and her children had lunch at a cafe in the capital's airport. From a varied menu, the whole family immediately chose a traditional dish of Russian cuisine – dumplings. Neva admitted that she really missed this food, and Lucas and Victor looked at the fragrant dumplings in the plate with sincere delight and great appetite.
Something never changes
– Vodianova commented on the video on her instagram.
After a hearty lunch, Natalya, Lucas, Neva and Viktor followed the landing, and just a little over an hour later they were in Nizhny Novgorod. There, the family immediately went to a meeting with the model's grandmother Larisa Gavrilovna. In the summer, she suffered peritonitis and the subsequent postoperative pneumonia and has not yet fully recovered. For this reason, Larisa Gavrilovna met Natalia and her great-grandchildren right in bed.
We hoped that grandma could fly to Paris for her birthday, but unfortunately this is not possible because she is still very weak.
– Natalia said in a story.
Natalia Vodianova's grandmother Larisa Gavrilovna
The grandchildren immediately began to hug and kiss their great-grandmother, and Natalya endlessly reminded her of how beautiful she was. Most of all, Larisa Gavrilovna was surprised by how much Victor had grown over the past year: she could not believe that the boy had become taller than his mother.
Recall that Natalia Vodianova is very close to her relatives from Russia. The supermodel regularly comes home not only to visit her grandmother, but also to see her mother and her younger sister Oksana. From birth, the girl suffers from a severe form of autism and cerebral palsy and needs constant support from specialists. Natalia also does her best to help her sister. It was Oksana who many years ago inspired Natalia to create the Naked Heart Foundation, which helps children with special needs.
Natalia Vodianova with her grandmother