Anne Vyalitsyna, a supermodel, claims a decline in income and advocates for child support.
She has graced the cover of Vogue, walked the Versace runway, bared her body for Sports Illustrated, and dated singer Adam Levine — but now supermodel Anne V says she is simply a single mother struggling to make ends meet.
The 5-foot-10 blonde, real name Anna Vyalitsyna, claims her earnings have plummeted as the pandemic wreaks havoc on the fashion industry.
Vyalitsyna claims in a Manhattan Supreme Court child support petition against her ex and baby daddy, Big Tech exec Adam Cahan, that she collected unemployment for months and was barely able to cover her and her 5-year-old daughter's expenses.
“Last year, I earned very little money due to the pandemic. While I held a total of 17 paid jobs in 2020, more than half of them were unpaid. I've worked six jobs in the last six months — two times a month at most,” the 35-year-old stunner lamented in court documents, noting that more than $26,000 of her income came from unemployment last year.
Vyalitsyna is suing multimillionaire Cahan for $8,500 in monthly child support.
It's been a precipitous decline for Anne V, who previously dated former Mets pitcher Matt Harvey, appeared in Sports Illustrated's swimsuit edition for years in a row, and walked in Victoria's Secret fashion shows.
However, she has not ventured into side hustles such as clothing lines or social media, according to a fashion source. “The fashion industry underwent a transformation. The majority of magazine covers feature young influencers, who are consuming a sizable portion of the pie. The girls of that era did not have the same lucrative contracts as their contemporary counterparts. You used to aspire to perform VS or SI, which were considered the holy grails.”
However, she is far from destitute.
According to court documents, the model owns a $2.9 million West Village apartment and approximately $2.6 million in savings and investments. And she earned $77,687 last year, down from $431,000 in 2019.
In comparison, Cahan, whom the cat walker met in 2014 and was engaged to until December 2018, earned at least $25 million during his six years as Yahoo's senior vice president for mobile and emerging products. He is currently the CEO of Pax Labs and earns "likely" between $150,000 and $300,000 for his service on two corporate boards, the model claims.
Cahan also owns a $9.95 million home in San Francisco, a $4.9 million home in Malibu, and a $5 million Banksy painting, according to court documents.
“I want the court to know that I have made every effort to resolve this matter amicably with [Cahan],” she stated. She stated that she and Cahan worked together for a year to resolve custody and child support issues, but when the time came to finalize an agreement, Cahan went radio silent.
Cahan, she admits, pays for their daughter's medical insurance, her $59,800 annual tuition at Manhattan's private Avenues: The World School, and any extracurricular activities he deems appropriate.
However, Vyalitsyna stated that Cahan allegedly does not pay any base child support and refuses to pay for child care. Additionally, the model is seeking sole legal and primary custody of their child, as well as $50,000 in legal fees in exchange for Cahan paying for summer camp, transportation to and from school, future college expenses, and future college expenses.
“I am required to work, and I am incapable of doing so without the assistance of a nanny,” she explained.