I won’t let my dad Ronnie O’Sullivan see my daughter

WORLD snooker champion Ronnie O’Sullivan’s eldest daughter has revealed she will never let him meet his grandchild.

Taylor-Ann Magnus, 25, said her dad is not part of her life and she wouldn’t want him around her three-year-old girl Zarah.


Ronnie O’Sullivan’s daughter, Taylor Ann Magnus. said she didn’t want her dad to meet her little girl
She said her dad (pictured together) is not part of her life


She said her dad (pictured together) is not part of her lifeCredit: David New – The Sun
Ronnie O'Sullivan won his seventh world championship win last week


Ronnie O’Sullivan won his seventh world championship win last weekCredit: Getty

And she said she will only tell her about her famous granddad if she has to.

Taylor-Anne has only met Ronnie a handful of times after he dated her mum Sally-Ann Magnus for two years in the 1990s.

They last saw each other when she was in her late teens. She told the Mirror: “I wouldn’t want someone like that around me and my child.

“I was 17 or 18 the last time I saw him and I forgave him within myself, although that doesn’t excuse what he did.

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“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’.”

She said keeping it from her will be difficult, especially when Zarah goes to school.

She added: “When she gets older I might tell her as a pre-warning. I will cross that bridge when I come to it.”

It follows Ronnie’s record-equalling seventh title win against Judd Trump last week, which bagged him £500,000.

He hugged his younger children Lily and Ronnie Jr, both from a relationship with Jo Langley, after the victory.

Taylor-Anne, of Romford, Essex, says she doesn’t watch or follow her dad’s career, and was not among the millions of viewers who watched ‘The Rocket’ win at the Crucible just days ago.

Despite living in a rented flat and working for a car park company, she said she neither wants or needs money from Ronnie, who is worth an estimated £32million.

Ronnie’s childhood and years making his way in snooker were turbulent.


His dad Ronald was sentenced to life in jail for murder, while mum Maria did time for tax evasion.

Ronald, now aged 67, was released from prison in 2010 after serving 18 years. He embraced his son following the championship win last week.

Bur Ronnie Snr’s absence meant Ronnie had to fend for himself and his sister Danielle for years.

He also battled drug and alcohol addiction as well as mental health problems due to the pressures of his sport.

In 2011, he admitted: “When you turn it on, it’s a great feeling, and when you’re not you feel like you’re letting people down.


“You feel like you’re letting yourself down, you’re wasting your time, and nobody’s having a good time and they’re waiting for something to happen and it ain’t happening.

“That can be quite demoralizing sometimes.”

The ace was born in the West Midlands, but grew up in Chigwell, Essex.

He first picked up a cue when he was just seven, rattling off his first century break at 10.

By 15, he became the youngest player to achieve a 147 maximum – and turned pro a year later.

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Staggeringly, he won 74 of his first 76 matches as he took the snooker world by storm.

The Mirror has approached him for comment, but he didn’t respond.

Ronnie hugs his younger son and daughter after his win


Ronnie hugs his younger son and daughter after his winCredit: Getty
Ronnie O'Sullivan at the World Masters Snooker at Wembley Arena


Ronnie O’Sullivan at the World Masters Snooker at Wembley ArenaCredit: Marc Aspland – The Times

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