Ronnie O’Sullivan’s eldest daughter has said that she will not let him see his grandchild.
Taylor-Ann Magnus, 25, was not seen the snooker champion since her teens and says that she will never let him see her own child. “He’s not part of my life,” she told the Mirror exclusively. “I wouldn’t want someone like that around me and my child.”
Taylor-Ann’s mum Sally-Ann Magnus had seen the Essex-born pro for a couple of years in the 1990s - but they ended up splitting. Since then, Ronnie only met his daughter a few times as she was growing up.
Taylor-Ann, who works for a car parking firm and lives in Romford, continued: “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. For 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’.”
Taylor-Ann, who has a three-year-old daughter, Zarah, claims she will never let Ronnie meet her.
Ronnie is basking in glory after he matched Stephen Hendry’s record of seven titles, following his World Snooker Championship win over Judd Trump last week.
But Taylor-Ann says she does not ever watch her father on the telly: “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.”
Ronnie already has children Lily and Ronnie J, who he was seen hugging after his win, and Taylor-Ann said: “It is what it is. I’m glad they have that relationship with him, even if I don’t have it.”
Taylor-Ann, who works for a car parking firm and lives in a rented flat in Romford, has said she does not expect a dime from the player. She said: “I don’t want, or need his money and wouldn’t expect anything anyway.”
She added: “It’s difficult. When she goes to school, and as the years go on, people could find things on the internet and approach her about them. When she gets older I might tell her as a pre-warning. I will cross that bridge when I come to it.”