Ron Sheppard, the UK’s ‘most married man’, will spend his ultimate years in a care residence – and says all his wives have ‘fatigued his physique’.
Married eight instances, Ron, 74, and presently single, is leaving his two-bedroom floor flooring condo in Somerton for a brand new life in a care residence on the Isle of Wight to be near his household.
However apart from searching for a brand new girl to share his golden years with, Romeo tells Ron he’s now not adequate for love attributable to failing well being.
Ron, a father of eight, now suffers from a variety of medical circumstances together with Parkinson’s illness, Lewy physique dementia, persistent obstructive pulmonary illness and arachnoiditis which have left him depending on a wheelchair and a workforce of caregivers visiting him 3 times a day.
“My well being is just not good now,” mentioned Ron. I feel it’s doable that each one of my wives have exhausted my physique over time.
Ron Sheppard, ‘the UK’s most married man’, is on his technique to spending his twilight years in a care residence – and says all his wives ‘exhausted his physique’ (pictured, with the ninth girl he proposed to, Chrystel Lalique)
Ron was first married to Margaret, collectively on their marriage ceremony day in 1966 (left). The couple had three youngsters and divorced after two years. He married bride quantity three, Leslie (proper), in 1976
“The psychological and bodily stress of the divorce took its toll.”
Ron first tied the knot in 1966 when he walked down the aisle with Margaret.
The couple shared three youngsters however later divorced after two years, after which got here the second spouse, Janet. Wednesday in 1973, the wedding solely lasted a 12 months earlier than Ron married for the third time two years later in 1976.
Wellesley had two sons, however Ron—former tour supervisor for comic Norman Knowledge—left her after 5 years earlier than her demise in 1996. Then got here Cathy in 1982.
The couple, who’ve a daughter, used to work at Pontins as a blue class with Shane Richie. Ron then married Sue in 1986, with whom he has two sons. However she kicked him out after 11 years.
Usha from Singapore was near tying the knot with him in 1999, adopted by Wan in 2003 and Wing a 12 months later.
Ron’s longest marriage was 13 years and the shortest was solely 10 months.
Lothario Ron has remained celibate because the breakdown of his marriage to Wing, however has admitted to having “friendships” with quite a few girls. However he doesn’t remorse going up the aisle eight instances.
Eight instances married Ron, attributable to flip 75 in Might, is leaving his two-bedroom floor flooring flat in Somerton for a brand new life in a care residence on the Isle of Wight to be near his household (pictured with eighth spouse Wong)
Ron along with his fourth spouse, Cathy, who met at a camp earlier than their marriage in 1982. That they had a daughter, which lasted 4 years.
Ron’s fifth spouse, Sue, whom he met at a bingo corridor and married in 1986. That they had two sons however she kicked him out in 1997
“I don’t remorse any of my marriages,” he mentioned, “as a result of I’ve eight youngsters of my very own.” Ron mentioned his fixed seek for “the one” stems from the truth that he was sexually abused as a baby.
“It left me with a variety of issues,” he mentioned. I continually craved firm and turned to ladies. I felt protected within the firm of ladies.
Ron launched his autobiography, Lord of The Weddings, in 2014, and remains to be engaged on his second e book, The Spouse Collector, which he says is about to be launched alongside a film being made within the US.
His days now are very totally different than when he was a serial husband. Now he’s just about confined to his condo, apart from occasional procuring journeys along with his caretakers.
He mentioned, “I spend my days in a variety of ache.” I can’t actually do something as a result of I’m shaking a lot.
Ron married his spouse quantity seven, Wan, in 2003 (left) and his final marriage was in 2004 to Wing (proper), which lasted 11 years till the couple divorced in 2015.
Ron is just not involved with any of his wives however is wanting ahead to shifting to the Isle of Wight to be near his youngsters and their households (pictured along with his eighth spouse, Wing)
I’ve caregivers who come to my assist 3 times a day. They prepare dinner meals for me, examine on me, and store.
“I don’t actually exit in any respect aside from after I buy groceries often with my caregivers.”
Ron is just not involved with any of his wives however is wanting ahead to shifting to the Isle of Wight to be near his youngsters and their households.
“I’ve an organized care residence however I’m simply ready on social providers,” mentioned Ron.
“I’m wanting ahead to getting there and beginning a brand new chapter in my life.”
However is Ron undoubtedly ruling out any additional love affair? He laughed, “If I meet a pleasant girl within the care residence, I feel I’ll hold her as a good friend.”
I’ve eaten sufficient marriage ceremony cake over time. You’ve completed going up the driveway.
Ron Sheppard’s Wives
Spouse No. 1: Margaret in 1966. She had three youngsters and divorced two years later.
Spouse No. 2: Janet married in 1973 and divorced after just one 12 months collectively. Ron later described the union as a “enterprise deal”.
Spouse No. 3: Leslie, married in 1976. He left 5 years later after a sequence of arguments. The couple has two sons.
Spouse No. 4: Kathy met at a vacationer camp they usually married in 1982. That they had a daughter and it lasted 4 years.
Spouse No. 5: Sue, met at a bingo parlor and married in 1986. That they had two sons however she kicked him out in 1997.
Spouse No. 6: Usha, married in 1999. They divorced 4 years later when Ron cheated on her in Thailand.
Spouse No. 7: Wan, met in Bangkok in 2003 and obtained married that 12 months. The couple had solely been within the UK for eight months when Wan left him and returned residence.
Spouse No. 8: Wong married in 2004. The duo met on-line and Sheppard traveled to the Philippines. The couple was collectively for 11 years and separated in 2015.