The daughter of Ronnie O’Sullivan has hit out at the snooker icon for failing to meet his grandchild.
Ronnie’s daughter Taylor-Ann Magnus has revealed that he is yet to meet her 21-month-old child despite telling the media in 2018 that it was something he was looking forward to.
The 44-year-old became a grandfather two years ago but is said to have not made any effort to make contact with Taylor-Ann despite the arrival of her daughter Zarah-Ann.
The 23-year-old has also said that she has only met her father 12 times in her entire life, and that he once accused her of ‘treating him like a cash machine’.
“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,” she said in an interview with The Sun.
“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.”
Taylor-Ann went on to claim that her father’s actions have given her a good idea on how not to act as a parent.
Her mother Sally-Ann Magnus was in a year-long relationship with the snooker icon back in the nineties, and she lived with him in his family home after his parents were both jailed in 1996.
The professional player has raked in over £11m in prize money throughout his career, and has two more children from his relationship from Jo Langley. Ronnie has been in a relationship with actress Laila Rouass since 2013.
Taylor-Ann added: “When I read that Dad had said he wanted to see Zarah I thought there was a chance we could be a normal family and he could be a grandad to her.
“I had always hoped for a better, closer, more loving relationship with my dad and think I’ve been waiting for him my whole life.
“When I announced I was pregnant there was a little flurry of interest from Ronnie. His friend called me a couple of times and said Ronnie was really excited about being a grandad. I should have known better than to get my hopes up.”
Taylor-Ann went on to revealed that she was not contacted by Ronnie after his pledge to see her, leaving her feeling heartbroken.
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