CHRIS Eubank has opened up about the shocking moment his first wife Karron told him she wanted a divorce.
The former boxer appeared on Piers Morgan’s Life Stories and spoke about his three marriages.
Former boxer Chris Eubank opened about his three marriages on Life StoriesCredit: ITV
Piers asked him: “How did you feel when Karron left you?”
“I didn’t believe it,” Eubank admitted, saying her was floored by her request, “When she said she wanted a divorce. I said, ‘you can’t be serious”. She said, ‘Yeah’.
“I said, ‘OK’. But I didn’t believe it. And I think it was about a year and a half later we were divorced.”
Piers, 55, questioned Eubank about the rumours his alleged infidelity lead to the ruin of his first marriage, but the legendary boxer refused to open up about it.
The boxer has been married three times and says his third wife is ‘the one’Credit: PA:Press Association
He married his first wife Karron in 1990 but they divorced in 2005Credit: News Group Newspapers Ltd
The couple had four children togetherCredit: PA:Press Association
“I always came home to my wife… I’m not going to talk of my past regrets,” he said.
Chris has been married twice in the past, first to Karron with whom he had four children from 1990 to 2005 and then to his former manager Claire Geary from 2014 to 2017.
While things did not end amicably in his first two marriages, Eubank believed he’s found ‘the one’ with his third wife who wants to remain out of the public eye.
Piers asked him: “You’ve got married again to a lady in Louisiana, you haven’t really talked much about that.”
Eubank with his second wife Claire GearyCredit: Getty – Contributor
“No, she’s not a public figure. She doesn’t want to be a public figure,” Eubank explained, adding they were “extremely happy”.
He then told Piers the story of how they at the Dorchester Hotel in London, and he won her over by reciting Rudyard Kipling’s poem, The Female of the Species.
Chris explained: “I gave her a compliment and my line went on for about three minutes…
“I was giving credit to the power of women and the female of the species.
The boxer admitted he was shocked when Karron revealed she wanted a divorceCredit: News Group Newspapers Ltd
“I got her to go on to a phone and get up a poem written by Kipling in 1911 called The Female of the Species.”
He added: “And I said, read that. And as she started to read, I said. When the Himalayan peasant meets the he-bear in his pride, he shouts to scare the monster who will often turn aside.
“But the she-bear thus accosted rends the peasant tooth and nail. For the female of the species is more deadly than the male.”
Piers couldn’t believe and joked: “She listened to all this and still married you?… Some how you pulled it off.”
Eubank opened up about his life on Piers Morgan’s Life Stories interview showCredit: ITV
Eubank agreed: ” I pulled it off.”
The boxer’s marriage to Karron ended badly amid cheating allegations and in 2005 he was declared bankrupt with debts of £1.3million after mass spending sprees.
Speaking to The Sun in 2015, she said of her ex-husband: “It was round-the-clock mayhem every single day.
He revealed he recited poetry in order to woo his third wifeCredit: ITV
“Chris Eubank lives on another planet — Planet Eubank! He needs to be adored and loved.”
Speaking of their marriage, she said: “It was a tornado of s***. I had reached the stage where I just wanted to get out. But as for a divorce settlement, there was nothing left to divide. It was all gone.”
She added: “Fame made Chris Eubank feel invincible and it ended up driving me nuts. I simply couldn’t live that life any more.
“The day I left him he said, ‘You will never meet another man like me.’ I looked back at him and said, ‘Thank f*** for that’.”