Ron Sheppard is 71 years old. UK’s most married man’s wife #8 was from the Philippines. Sheppard, from Somerset, England, recently made the news when he called off his marriage to future #9 wife, Rose Hans, 30. Hans is an American woman training as a nurse in Ghana. Sheppard said his upcoming marriage to Hans “didn’t feel right.” The couple had never met. Their relationship began online.
Rose Han and Ron Sheppard photo courtesy of The Ghana Report
UK’s Most Married Man’s Wife #8 was from Philippines
Wife #8, Weng, was from the Philippines. The couple married in 2004. The pair met online. Sheppard flew out to the Philippines to meet her. They wed on the Isle of Wight in 2004. The couple was together for 11 years. They split in 2015.
photo courtesy of the DailyMail online
Sheppard again flew over to the Philippines to meet Cristel Marquez-Lalic, 28, in Lubao, Pampanga. They had met on Facebook.
He proposed to the call center worker on New Year’s Eve, 2015.
However, Sheppard’s relationship ended in 2017. Cristel was dating another man. The spurned Sheppard reported the Filipina to UK immigration. She had overstayed her visa and had to leave the UK. Marquez-Lalic is now banned from entering the country for five years.
Ron said he felt used after supporting Marquez-Lalic in many ways.
Moreover, that didn’t stop the former holiday camp entertainer from dating another Filipina. In September 2018, the Daily Mail reported that Sheppard had fallen in love with Pinay widower, Nina, 32. Evidently, that relationship didn’t work out as Ron, a father of eight, started an online romance with the American nursing student, Rose.
He’s known in the UK as “The Lord of Wedding Rings.”
It’s hard to determine who is the most married man (or woman) in the Philippines, as there is no divorce law in the Philippines unless you’re a Muslim.
Annulments are the only legal option for those couples wanting to end their marriages. Popular Filipino comedian, Dolphy, who died in 2012, however, had 18 children. He never got married but had multiple partners over the years.
The late actor Mickey Rooney was also married eight times. Actress Elizabeth Taylor, too, was married eight times.
(With reporting from the Daily Mail)