Ronnie O’Sullivan’s eldest child insists she’ll never let him see 3-year-old granddaughter
Ronnie O’Sullivan’s eldest child has vowed to never let the snooker world champion see his three-year-old grandchild. Taylor Ann-Magnus was born to O’Sullivan and then-partner Sally-Ann Magnus in 1996, but the pair’s relationship broke down after two years, according to reports.
Now 25, Taylor-Ann has claimed that O’Sullivan is not part of her life. She last saw the 46-year-old when she was a teenager. Taylor-Ann’s young daughter, Zarah-Ann, will grow up not knowing who O’Sullivan is. If he asked to meet his grandchild, Taylor-Ann would refuse.
“The last eight years I’ve been quite happy. I’ve accepted he won’t be there and I’m OK with that. But since I had my daughter, I’ve thought: ‘I really don’t want that person in my life’.”
Express Sport has approached O’Sullivan for comment. Last week, O’Sullivan won his seventh world championship, beating Judd Trump at the Crucible. It takes him level with Stephen Hendry for the most world titles and he celebrated with his youngest children Lily and Ronnie Jnr.
But Taylor-Ann was not one of the 4.5million viewers who tuned in. She insists that she was unaware he had even reached the final, owing to her lack of social media presence.
She continued: “I don’t watch him. I didn’t know he was in the final as I don’t have social media. I don’t follow any of it.”
The publication claims that Taylor-Ann works for a car firm and lives in a rented Essex flat, but she has no plans to ask O’Sullivan – who pocketed £500,000 for his latest triumph – for money: “I don’t want, or need, his money and wouldn’t expect anything anyway.”
“When she gets older I might tell her as a pre-warning. I will cross that bridge when I come to it.”
Taylor-Ann’s comments come two years after she went even further in the Sun newspaper, claiming O’Sullivan was ‘not fit’ to be called a grandad. She slammed: “He might be world champion to some but he’s not fit to be called ‘Dad’ let alone ‘Grandad’ as far as I’m concerned.
“Zarah-Ann will grow up never knowing who he is. He’s made so many promises, but what he says and what he does are so different.”
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