Supermodel ‎Natalia Vodianova Is Engaged to LVMH Heir Antoine Arnault

Natalia Vodianova and Antoine ArnaultNatalia Vodianova and Antoine Arnault attend the Dior Homme Menswear Spring/Summer 2019 show as part of Paris Fashion Week on June 23, 2018 in Paris, France. (Photo by Victor Boyko/Getty Images for Dior)

This wedding is going to be super and luxe. Supermodel Natalia Vodianova announced Thursday, January 2, that she’s engaged to her longtime partner, Antoine Arnault.

The two are parents to their sons, Maxim, 5, and Roman, 3, and have been an item since 2011. “This year has been beautiful and very memorable,” the repeat Vogue cover girl wrote on Instagram against a loved-up snap with the businessman. “2020 here we come 💍♥️😍 Can’t wait to celebrate next year with our loved ones @antoinearnault.”

Vodianova added a series of wedding emojis ahead of her impending nuptials. Arnault proposed to the Russian model with an unconventional engagement ring: a pear-shape diamond on an east-west setting.

Arnault is the son of LVMH (Louis Vuitton Moët Hennessy) CEO and Chairman Bernard Arnault, whose company owns some of the highest-sought luxury brands in the world, ranging from Vuitton to Sephora. The French native is a member of the one of the richest luxury conglomerate families in the world. Currently, he is the CEO of the brand Berluti and has a minority stake in a Parisian restaurant.

Vodianova is one of the most recognizable supermodels of the ’00s, renowned for her versatility and beauty. Their love story is rapidly approaching a decade after they first met on the set of a Vuitton shoot back in 2008. “I remember seeing her and my jaw sort of dropped internally,” Arnault recalled to W Magazine. “I mean, of course she’s beautiful, but she has something undefinable. There’s an aura about her.”

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