These days, it feels like there are so many horrifying stories on the news. It almost makes you feel like the whole world has gone crazy. Still, at the end of the day, most of us are able to change the channel and go on with our lives. For some unfortunate souls, a news story can be just the beginning of a nightmare.
Igor Alexeev was watching the news one night from his home in Russia’s Republic of Bashkortostan. Among the other stories, the network chose to air a live raid of a local brothel. He must have been completely floored to recognize a familiar face among the prostitutes who were arrested for everyone to see.
Alexeev’s wife, Maria, had been living a double life and making money to support her family in the sex industry. Dressed in a low-cut bra and black lacy stockings, the woman was handcuffed by authorities as her stunned husband looked on.
(Scroll through the gallery to see more pics of Maria, the wife of Igor Alexeev.)
Since then, Alexeev has spent time researching his wife online and he claims he was even able to locate her price list. The woman with whom he thought he would spend the rest of his life was charging clients more than $210 for a night of action.
After eight years together, the man has decided that he can’t continue their marriage. He has also won full custody of the couple’s six-year-old daughter and has petitioned the court to prevent Maria from seeing the little girl.
In reply to all of this, Maria says that she only turned to prostitution because her husband doesn’t earn enough money to provide for them. As a result, she feels that it’s unfair of him to criticize what she’s done to survive.