How Paris Fury and Tyson went from teenage sweethearts to parents of six children

By Zoe Delaney

Following Tyson Fury 's victory in the ring over the weekend, wife Paris Fury has dished out some harsh advice to Deontay Wilder after he was beaten by her husband for the second time.

Paris, who recently gave birth to the couple's sixth child together, was at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas to cheer her partner on against his US opponent.

Following Tyson's win, mum-of-six didn't hold back when speaking to iFL TV about the beaten American.

"Clearly he (Wilder) is a tough man, but he’s not tough enough,’" she said after the match.

"Wilder saga is done now, done for good."

Paris Fury is always cheering on boxing champion Tyson Fury (Copyright unknown)

"Three times now," said Paris, 31, referring to the three clashes between the heavyweight giants.

"Maybe he (Wilder) will shut up now, go home and go to bed. I’ll be polite but we don’t want to hear that man’s name again."

Clearly a proud wife, Paris has been by her husband's side, both in the ring and in his life outside sport, since they first met as teenagers and become childhood sweethearts.

Young love

The happy couple first met almost two decades ago - when 17-year-old Tyson was an unknown up and coming boxer.

Paris, then known as Paris Mullroy, was 15-years-old and like her future husband, was raised an Irish Traveller family and a devout practising Catholic.

The young couple waited until their wedding night to share a bed (Internet Unknown)

Although the pair grew up on opposite sides of the pennines - Paris residing in Doncaster, Yorkshire, and Tyson calling Wythenshawe, Manchester, his home - their paths crossed at a mutual friend's wedding.

"The only thing I remember him vividly saying was, ‘You look like a Sindy doll’ and it upset me badly because Sindy is a second rate Barbie," Paris previously recalled to the Daily Mirror.

The future love birds met up again by chance the following year, at Paris' 16th birthday party, and soon began dating - eventually tying the knot in 2008 at St. Peter in Chains Catholic Church in Doncaster, South Yorkshire.

As practising Catholics, Tyson and Paris didn't have sex until officially becoming husband and wife.

"Even after we got engaged, Tyson would sleep in a caravan at my parents’ home, while I slept inside the house," Paris has previously explained in the past.

"We didn’t sleep together until after we got married. That is the ­travellers' way."

Children

Paris and the boxing legend welcome their sixth child into the world earlier this year (parisfury1/Instagram)

Once married, Paris and Tyson began creating their brood and are now parents to six children together, daughters Venezuela, 11, and four-year-old Valencia Amber, three sons who are all called Prince and newest edition to the Fury family, Athena - who was born in August this year.

Doting dad Tyson once explained that he decided to give his sons the same name because of his boxing nickname, The Gypsy King, saying: “I’m a king and they’re princes until they earn their rightful name."

Sadly, the Paris and Tyson have also experienced tragedy and loss in their family life.

The couple have also lost two babies by misscarriage - the second being in 2018, on the day of Tyson's comeback fight against Albanian Sefer Seferi.

Paris recalled the traumatic event, saying: "On the day of the fight I knew I’d lost our baby. I didn’t mention it to Tyson before he went in the ring. Then straight after I told him."

The happy couple differ on their opinions of how to educate their brood (DIGITAL/EROTEME.CO.UK)

Earlier this month, Paris Fury opened up about allowed her eldest daughter to quit school at 11-years-old and follow the traditions of her traveller background.

The mum-of-six, who shares her children with husband Tyson Fury , discussed how daughter Venezuela wanted to leave traditional education after primary school and instead have a tutor to keep up to date with her studies.

The Fury's originally took the 11-year-old out of school as the entire Fury clan are constantly travelling to the US due to two-time world heavyweight champion Tyson's boxing career.

In the 33-year-old's documentary, which aired last year, wife Paris spoke about the couple's varying views when it comes to their offspring's education.

"Me and Tyson have talked about the kids going to school," Paris says during one scene in Tyson Fury : The Gypsy King.

"Tyson wants the boys to go into education but I don't; it's just not what we've ever done."

Dark days

Paris Fury was by her man's side as he battled his demons (Andy Commins/Daily Mirror)

While their marriage may be rock solid, Paris revealed in 2020 there was a period of time where she considered leaving her husband.

However, the mum-of-six stood by her man during his multiple battles outside of the ring.

The boxing star once wanted to take his own life as he battled drink and drug addiction, and his weight ballooned to 28 stone at one stage.

“He’s trying to balance being a sportsman, a husband and a dad, with being a superstar,” Paris said of her partner following his career comeback.

The parents-of-six are now stronger than ever (gypsyking101/Instagram)

“But he is managing a lot better now. The worst was in around 2015-16, every day he was talking about his misery and his problems.

“He was drinking heavily and he was taking drugs, which I didn’t know about at the time. And he was obese. It was a hard time to deal with him especially as I was expecting three times in a row.

“He was drinking heavily and he was taking drugs, which I didn’t know about at the time. And he was obese. It was a hard time to deal with him especially as I was expecting three times in a row.

“At one stage I wanted to leave.

“In the end he sought help, he got diagnosed and he has come out of it much better.”

Home

Despite being one of the most successful British boxers of all time, Tyson and his wife Paris live a relatively modest lifestyle considering the sports star's estimated net worth.

The happy couple and their six children have resided in the Lancashire seaside town of Morecambe since 2011 - in a five-bedroom house believed to be worth a modest £550,000.

The family happily reside in the North West of England (Andy Commins / Daily Mirror)

Before he amassed what is now thought to be around £100million following one of the greatest sporting comebacks ever, Tyson lived in a caravan on his dad John’s land.

"People said to me, ‘why don’t you live in California or America?’ Tyson has said in the past.

"Why would I abandon my own country for a bit of money and some fame? I love it. I would never leave Morecambe. It’s true beauty. If the weather was better, every house here would be a million quid."

Although his matches in the ring earn him millions of dollars, Tyson has no interest in amassing mass wealth, saying in the past: “I don’t really have much use for it, I’m not interested in becoming a millionaire or a billionaire.”

The boxer has also revealed in the past that most of his earnings are donated to good causes because “I don’t think people should make money out of punching other people in the face.”


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