FROM fast cars to a designer wardrobe, Paris Fury and her billionaire boxing champion husband Tyson can afford to live a life very luxurious lifestyle.
But despite the fame and fortune, the childhood sweethearts have remained adamant in sticking to their Traveler roots.
From marrying young to leaving school early, Fabulous looks at how the loving couple have followed their traditional values and are determined their six children will do the same…
GROW IN CARAVAN
Like her boxing champion husband Tyson, who grew up in a gypsy family in Wythenshawe, Manchester, Paris grew up in an Irish Traveler family in Doncaster, South Yorkshire.
Speaking of his upbringing Mirrorthe mother of six explained: “I am a traveller, I am a gypsy. I was brought up in caravans when I was a child.
“It’s just the traditional lifestyle; there is no real definition, there is no lineage because we never went to the doctor to say that we are who we are.
“There was no paperwork, there are still gypsies today who can’t read or write, that’s how old-fashioned we are.”
Earlier this year, Paris, who now lives with her family in a modest £550,000 five-bedroom, four-bathroom house in Morecambe, Lancashire, shared a snapshot of a new garden caravan ornament she had bought.
Alongside the photo, he wrote: “For the garden… don’t forget where you come from.”
Similar to Paris, Tyson, nicknamed “The Gypsy King” and worth an estimated £130m, also once lived in a caravan on land owned by his father, John.
In 2020, Fury paid homage to his heritage by purchasing and customizing a gypsy cart that he now proudly parades through the streets.
Speaking about the gypsy wagon, he said: “[It’s] real gold, gold leaf, all hand painted.
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“The gypsy code says you must travel towards the sun, so we keep the sun backwards.”
But while Tyson has always been a proud member of the travel community, it hasn’t always been easy due to the cruel comments he’s received from trolls.
In a 2016 press conference interview ahead of a rematch with Wladimir Klitschko, he stated: “Nobody wants to see a gypsy do well.
“I’m a gypsy and that’s it. I will always be a gypsy, I will never change. I’ll always be fat and white and that’s it.
“I am the champion, but I am considered a bum.”
The childhood sweethearts met at a mutual friend’s wedding when Paris was just 15, and started dating shortly after meeting at her 16th birthday party.
In keeping with Traveler tradition, Tyson married young when he married Paris at the age of 20 in a traditionally religious ceremony at St Peter-In-Chains Roman Catholic Church in Doncaster in front of 300 friends and family in November. 2008.
However, the couple did not sleep together until the night of their wedding.
Travel-born Paris previously said: “Even after we got engaged, Tyson slept in a trailer at my parents’ house, while I slept inside the house.
“We don’t sleep together until after we get married. That’s the way to travel.”
Since then, the couple have had six children together: Venezuela, 13, Prince John James, nine, Prince Tyson II, four, Valencia, three, Prince Adonis Amaziah, two, and baby Athena.
Speaking about wanting to “carry on the great tradition of travel” in the biography, Love and Fury: The Magic and Mayhem of Life with Tyson, Paris revealed that it is her “duty” to take care of her husband and children.
Morecambe’s mother said: “Sometimes people would ask me why I didn’t hire any helpers, it wasn’t that we couldn’t afford it, but that wasn’t the way to travel.
“As proud and dedicated wives and mothers, we consider it our duty and privilege to care for our homes and children.”
She went on to add that she is eager to set a good example for her six children, explaining, “I didn’t like the idea of them growing up with chefs and cleaners grafting around us while I danced all day looking glamorous.”
Paris also said that she and Tyson always “intended to carry on the great tradition of traveling and have a great family.”
She said, “Three kids minimum, we’d tell each other, maybe even ten if we were lucky.”
LEAVING SCHOOL YOUNG
Being raised in a traditional gypsy lifestyle meant that both Paris and Tyson dropped out of education after primary school without any qualifications.
True to her culture, Paris revealed in the 2020 ITV documentary ‘Tyson Fury: The Gypsy King’ that she wanted her children to learn at home and stay under her roof until they were married, while Tyson had a rather different perspective. .
“Tyson and I have talked about kids going to school,” Paris said. “Tyson wants the kids to study, but I don’t; it’s just not what we’ve ever done.
“I was raised as a Traveler and I want my children to be raised as Travelers. They will probably drop out of school at 11 and be home-schooled from then on.”
“Boys will take a wife and raise their family and girls will take a husband and raise their family.
“Until they take a husband or a wife, they won’t leave home and I wouldn’t want them to, but definitely.” [eldest daughter] Venezuela will not be.
“Tyson’s idea is that they have the best of both worlds: the education of a traveler but the education of a non-traveler: how powerful can you be?”
Since then, Paris Opened to Fabulous magazine about her eldest daughter Venezuela leaving the educational system at age 11.
“We finished school at primary age, which is the traditional path of the traveler,” he explained.
“We just brought the tradition into the 21st century. Venezuela wanted to leave school and all its [traveller] friends were leaving.
“Her tutor will keep her up to date on all her tests. She’ll also have piano lessons.”
Despite Tyson’s reservations, the couple ultimately decided that Venezuela should drop out of school as planned due to their busy schedule.
The mother added: “We move so much [the Furys also have a house in Las Vegas and regularly travel to America to be with Tyson]. It wouldn’t work if they were in school full time and then went to America.”
In a 2014 interview with the BBC, Tyson revealed that his heritage was part of the reason he became a boxer.
Opening up, The Gypsy King said that he needed to learn how to fight and defend himself being a traveler in society.
“Boxing is a key element of travel culture,” he explained.
“First of all, you learn to fight.
“While in other cultures small children kick a ball, we are throwing punches.
“When we have a dispute, we’re not supposed to go to the police, we’re supposed to take off our shirts, go out and fight it out.
“Being a good fighter is one of the best things you can be in life.”
Tyson is related to self-proclaimed King of the Gypsies Bartley Gorman, who was a renowned bare-knuckle boxer from 1972 to 1992.
“Why be ashamed of what you really are?” Tyson’s father, John, once said. “Tyson will always be a gypsy no matter what he does.”