The Russian Beauty queen wife of Malaysia's former king has posted a video on social media of the pair talking about the strength of their relationship - shortly after it was reported that the pair have divorced.
In the video, 27-year-old Oksana Veovodina tells viewers of the depths of her love for husband Sultan Muhammad V of Kelantan, saying: 'I will take care of him, and of course I want to be the last person in his life and I want to live with him until the end of my life.'
The Sultan then talks about what he considers the most important parts of their relationship - which are 'children... patience and understanding.' Children are the most important because 'they carry on your legacy,' he says.
On the subject of love, he says: 'Yeah, yeah fine - love is good, but after 15, 20 years the patience and understanding is going to overtake the love already.'
It is not clear when or where the video was filmed, or who the intended audience was. Both partners speak in English, despite it not being either of their native languages. The clip also appears to be part of a longer video, though Oksana only posted a short part of it online.
Oksana does not appear pregnant in the footage, making it more likely that it was filmed before their wedding.
Muhammad wed Oksana last year in a surprise ceremony in Moscow and she fell pregnant shortly afterwards. He abdicated his throne in January, she gave birth in May, and the divorce was allegedly finalised on July 1.
Oksana Veovodina, the Russian Beauty queen who married a Malaysian sultan, has released a video of the pair talking about their marriage amid reports that they have gotten divorced
In the video, which is in English with Russian subtitles, Oksana gushes about the depths of her love for Sultan Muhammad V of Kelantan, saying she wants to be 'the last person in his life'
Muhammad says that for him, the most important aspects of marriage are 'children... patience and understanding', while minimising the importance of love
Oksana is believed to be living apart from her husband in a house he provided for her near Moscow, along with their son who she gave birth to in May
The former Beauty queen has posted recently and regularly on Instagram including captions describing their blossoming family and love for her husband Sultan Muhammad V of Kelantan
The certificate, bearing the Kelantan state crest, indicates that the divorce was done through the utterance of the word 'talak' three times - the most severe and irreversible form of divorce in Islam. It is in her original surname - Gorbatenko.
Oksana is now believed to be staying with her son and mother in a country house near Moscow which the king has provided for her. However, a lawyer for the former model continues to deny that a divorce has taken place.
Evgeny Tarlo said Oksana had received no official paperwork on the end of her marriage to Sultan of Kelantan Muhammad V, declaring: 'Oksana married for love and is still married.'
He claimed: 'Divorce is just talk, from a yellowish (scandalous) media. We have no official papers. We do not know anything.'
Paperwork published by Russian media appears to show that divorce proceedings started on June 22 and were finalised on July 1 with the repeating of 'talak' - the Islamic word for divorce - three times in an irreversible ritual.
Under Islamic law, all that is needed for a divorce to be final is for the husband to reject the wife.
Despite claiming he didn't have any divorce paperwork in his hands, he indicated the relationship was on the rocks due to political intrigues among the elite in Malaysia.
A friend, Tatyana Andreeva, went further by admitting to Komsomolskaya Pravda newspaper that Oksana had flown to Russia to attend a contest Beauty of Russia 2019 on 26 June - and was already divorced when she arrived.
'She came to this contest as an already divorced woman. Now she is in Moscow,' she said.
And another anonymous friend said of the divorce: 'Oksana has nothing to do with it. There are guesses how everything happened, and why Muhammad did this, but I cannot share them yet.'
Lawyer Tarlo, 61, a former Russian senator, said the king is providing for Oksana.
'He helps her, yes,' he said. 'He sends money, she lives at his expense. I cannot name the amount, but it is enough to live on. In Moscow, she and her mother rent an apartment and a country house. They have security.
The former Miss Moscow is said to have been forced out by Malaysian top brass unhappy with Sultan Muhammad V's bride
'So far the question is not about the money, but if it arises, I will defend Oksana's interests and the interests of her young child.'
He said: 'I do not deal with divorce, because there is no divorce as of today. There are no documents. I am engaged in defending the interests of Oksana, defending her from attacks of the media.
'Oksana married for love and is still married, she did not file any documents for divorce. She gave birth to a child in Moscow, in a maternity hospital of the (Russian) presidential administration. Understand, she is a nursing mother.
'In this position she should be protected from stress …
'She will call (the ex-king) and they will solve this issue between them in a family circle.'
The lawyer said that Oksana's child was a member of the Malaysian elite because of his birth as the only son of a senior royal figure.
'This country is at the centre of geopolitical interests of various powers. And there are also plenty of domestic intrigues. From here we get the gossip and information stuffing.' Tarlo said.
'But Oksana does not intend to involve the press in her relationship with her husband. She loves her husband very much and that is forever.'
Oksana is now 'in Moscow' - where her baby was born in May - and is with her mother Lyudmila, 48, he said.
The surprise wedding of Sultan Muhammad V and Oksana in the Russian capital last November had stunned Malaysians.
But a divorce certificate indicates the former king, who quit the monarchy after revelations over his wife's 'sex in the pool' antics in a reality TV show, has ended the relationship.
The divorce was registered as final on July 1, the New Straits Times reported today in Kuala Lumpur.
The certificate is the copy given to the wife, it is claimed. It is in her original surname - Gorbatenko.
Oksana as a child with her father Andrey and Lyudmila Gorbatenko - her lawyer says she is now in Moscow and staying with her mother
She posted her first Instagram photo in early June, announcing: 'Welcome to my Official Instagram page. I will be happy to share with you the moments of my life. Greetings to all of you and thank you for your support!'
Wearing her tiara as Miss Moscow 2015 with her father Andrey Gorbatenko