The Russian beauty queen who married the King of Malaysia was forced to pawn her wedding ring worth £203,000 after he abandoned her when she was pregnant, she claimed today.
Oksana Voevodina, 27, said she she was so in need of cash for medical bills when she was nearing the end of a difficult pregnancy with his son and heir that she had to sell the precious Jacob Arabo creation for three times less than its value.
The former Miss Moscow has deepened her dispute with wealthy ex-husband Sultan Muhammad V of Kelantan, 50, after he dramatically divorced her in June using an Islamic procedure.
Sources close to Oksana told the Kremlin’s most loyal newspaper Komsomolskaya Pravda that the royal, who abdicated the Malaysian throne in January, ‘did not pay a dime’ towards to cost of ‘his son’ who she gave birth to in May.
Oksana today confirmed to MailOnline that she had sold the ring – which matches one worn by Victoria Beckham – ‘just before giving birth to my son.
‘I wont say the price I sold it for, but it was three times less than its cost,’ she said.
‘I used this money to cover my medical bills in Switzerland as I was at risk of losing the baby.’
She had borrowed to pay her Swiss hospital costs for two months and needed the money from the ring to meet her debts.
‘He abandoned her and she had to pay medical costs so she did not lose the baby,’ said a friend.
‘It was a real danger. So she was forced to pawn the ring.’
Her new onslaught against the Malaysian royal came after palace sources portrayed her to MailOnline as a gold-digger seeking an £8 million home in London, £1.2m Moscow apartment and a £24,000-a-month allowance to cover the son conceived in their short-lived one year marriage.
Both sides agree that the Sultan suddenly left Oksana in December but they are now engaged in a bitter war of words over the breakup.
He asked: ‘Who does she think I am… Bill Gates?.’
But sources close to Oksana say claims he is the poorest sultan in Malaysia do not stand scrutiny.
He had splashed out ‘several million dollars’ on yachts and nightclub parties in Ibiza to mark her 25th birthday in 2017, they told KP.
He had property around the world, a fleet of 90 exclusive cars, and there is documented evidence that he spends £50m million a year, they claimed.
They denied a claim by palace insiders that her son Leon was named after her former close Russian male friend Leonid Zasukhin.
In fact, the name Leon was in honour of a friend of her husband’s, say her supporters.
His other name Ismail is after the sultan’s father Ismail, who died last month.
The Moscow newspaper reported: ‘Oksana lives in a rented apartment. The ex-King has not bought any housing for her and son.’
Aides of the ex-king, known to friends as Faris, said a key reason for the breakup was was sale or leaking of pictures of the couple’s November 2018 wedding party to the Russian media.
This revealed the couple’s marriage to the but Muhammad V had seen his wedding to Oksana as a private matter and did not want the publicity.
But KP revealed a letter from wedding guest Madomedsultan Aliyev apologising to both the sultan and Oksana for putting posting the wedding celebrations online, suggesting that the Russian bride had not been behind this.
Palace aides told MailOnline that ‘professional’ pictures and footage from the wedding also leaked and repeated that she was held responsible for this.