As undefeated British heavyweight contender Tyson Fury prepares for his upcoming showdown against world champion Wladimir Klitschko, we turn our attention to his biggest supporters– wife Paris (click here to check out some of Paris’s best and sexiest pictures), and their brood.
Here is what you need to know about the Furys:
1. Tyson and Paris Fury Have Been Married For Six Years
Paris, 25, met her future-husband, 6-foot 9-inch boxer Tyson Fury, 26, when she was only 15 years old at a mutual friend’s wedding. They started going out the following year.
The couple entered into holy matrimony in 2009 in High Melton, Doncaster, South Yorks, in front of a tight group of 400 friends and family.
“When I first met Tyson, I was attracted to him as he was just totally different to anyone else I knew,” Paris told the Lancashire Evening Post.
2. In True Travellers’ Fashion, Tyson and Paris Waited Until Their Wedding Night to Consummate Their Relationship
Fury comes from a deep tradition of Irish Travellers, itinerant groups that roam Ireland and the U.K., and the boxer and his bride abided by the strict code of conduct that is kept amongst their people.
“Even after we got engaged, Tyson would sleep in a caravan in the yard of my parents’ home, while I slept inside the house,” Paris confessed. “We didn’t sleep together until after we got married. That is the traveller’s way.”
3. The Couple Has Two Kids
Tyson and Paris are the proud parents of two children, a girl and a boy: Venezuela and Prince.
Papa Fury recalls when he came up with the unusual name for his daughter:
“One night, while I was sleeping,” the boxer explained to The Guardian. “I thought of Venezuela. My wife is called Paris. I’m Tyson and [my son] he’s called Prince John James. If the girl had a normal name it wouldn’t fit in, would it?”
4. Last Year, The Fury Home Was Targeted By Arsonists
The Furys fell victim to arsonist in February of 2014 when his BMW and Volkswagen Passat were targeted by vandals who set the vehicles ablaze in his driveway and torched the house.
Luckily, the boxer and his family were not at home, as he was training out of the country for an upcoming fight.
“There are some crazy people out there, it’s upsetting to think that someone is going to your house and burning things down,” Tyson told The Daily Express. “It’s just people being silly with jealousy and envy. They know I am away so it is the perfect time to do it. Anybody could have been at home, it’s a good job my wife and two kids were with me in France.”
5. Paris Suffered a Devastating Miscarriage Last Year
2014 was challenging for the Furys. Halfway through the year, Paris suffered a miscarriage five months into a pregnancy.
The family was forced to go public with the tragic news after Fury received intense criticism for cancelling his fight against Alexander Ustinov, which was scheduled to take place just days after the couple’s loss.
“What people also don’t know is that Tyson had … bad news of his wife having a miscarriage,” Peter Fury Tyson’s uncle and trainer revealed. “As Tyson’s trainer, I was not going into a fight with my brother in a hospital fighting for his life, with his wife and children in despair.”