The most married man in Great Britain, 71, is planning to tie up with wife number NINE (and they have not met)

The most married man in Britain is preparing to celebrate his ninth marriage – and is certain that this marriage will last even though he has never met the bride.

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Ron Sheppard, 71, from Somerton, Somerset, suggested Rose Hans, 30, after she sent him a message online, creating a year-long romance.

The father of the eight, who friends the nickname & # 39; Lord of the Wedding Rings & # 39; has given because he has so often tied the knot, plans the wedding for February, reports the Such a.

Ron Sheppard, 71, from Somerton, Somerset, (pictured with wife number eight Weng) is preparing for his ninth marriage and will marry the American nurse Rose Hans in February, 30

Ron Sheppard, 71, from Somerton, Somerset, (pictured with wife number eight Weng) is preparing for his ninth marriage and will marry the American nurse Rose Hans in February, 30

Despite their age difference, Mr. Sheppard is convinced that the marriage will last as soon as Rose, who is in America, moves to the UK to find a job after a nursing course in Ghana.

He said: & # 39; Age is just numbers and I don't care if she's more than half my age … I haven't told my family yet, but they know how I am. & # 39;

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Speaking of his upcoming Rose, Ron said he thinks their relationship will work because she will be able to take care of him as he gets older.

He said: & # 39; She will be a great companion and nurse will help me in my old age. This one will definitely see me.

Rose, pictured, is currently undergoing nursing training in Ghana and will move to the UK after her studies

Rose, pictured, is currently undergoing nursing training in Ghana and will move to the UK after her studies

Rose, pictured, is currently undergoing nursing training in Ghana and will move to the UK after her studies

& # 39; She doesn't ask anything from me, but I gave her a few pounds for her grandma. & # 39;

Mr. Sheppard told MailOnline that once Rose is in the UK and has a job, they plan their wedding well and admit it is a & # 39; quickie & # 39; has been.

Before Rose, Ron was planning to marry Cristel Marquez-Lalic, 33, but their romance ended abruptly when she had to leave the country after she had exceeded her visa.

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When that relationship ended in 2017, Ron believed that Cristel had left him for another man and called the border agency to give them a tip.

Speak to the Daily mirror at that moment he said: & i'm devastated, i did everything for that girl and she does a runner, i feel so & # 39; n mug.

Mr. Sheppard first married Margaret in 1966. The couple had three children and divorced after two years

Mr. Sheppard first married Margaret in 1966. The couple had three children and divorced after two years

He married bride number three, Lesley, in 1976

He married bride number three, Lesley, in 1976

Mr. Sheppard first married Margaret, together on their wedding day in 1966 (left). The couple had three children and divorced after two years. He married in 1976 to bride number three, Lesley (right)

Ron with his fourth wife Kathy, who met in a holiday camp before they got married in 1982. They had a daughter and lasted four years
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Ron with his fourth wife Kathy, who met in a holiday camp before they got married in 1982. They had a daughter and lasted four years

Ron with his fourth wife Kathy, who met in a holiday camp before they got married in 1982. They had a daughter and lasted four years

& # 39; We had no love life, nothing at all because she insisted that she was a devoted Christian and did not believe in sex before marriage.

& # 39; She hated my impressions of Norman Wisdom, she had no idea who he was. She just sat there with her headphones on to make selfies, and I had to call her name to make her look at me. & # 39;

But he became suspicious when she lost her engagement ring and started making friends and going out more.

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Mr. Sheppard then entered her room and saw that she had taken all her luggage.

Ron & # 39; s fifth wife, Sue, whom he met in a bingo hall and married in 1986. They had two sons, but she threw him out in 1997

Ron & # 39; s fifth wife, Sue, whom he met in a bingo hall and married in 1986. They had two sons, but she threw him out in 1997

Ron & # 39; s fifth wife, Sue, whom he met in a bingo hall and married in 1986. They had two sons, but she threw him out in 1997

Mr. Sheppard met Wan in Bangkok in 2003 and married that year, they are pictured at their wedding

Mr. Sheppard met Wan in Bangkok in 2003 and married that year, they are pictured at their wedding

His last marriage was in 2004 to Weng. The couple were together for 11 years and split in 2015

His last marriage was in 2004 to Weng. The couple were together for 11 years and split in 2015

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Mr. Sheppard married wife Wan seven in 2003, left, and his last marriage in 2004 to Weng, right, which lasted 11 years until the couple broke up in 2015

He said: & # 39; A friend told me that she has met another man since she is here and is with him now. I was destroyed beyond words.

& # 39; I loved that woman with all my heart. But I thought it was best to call the police and the border agency in case they tried to stay illegal. & # 39;

The women of Ron Sheppard

Woman no. 1: Margaret in 1966. Had three children and divorced after two years.

Woman no. 2: Jeanette, married in 1973 and divorced after just one year together. Mr. Sheppard later described the union as a & # 39; business transaction & # 39 ;.

Woman no. 3: Lesley, married in 1976. He left five years later after a series of arguments. The couple has two sons.

Woman no. 4: Kathy met in a holiday camp and they got married in 1982. They had a daughter and lasted four years.

Woman no. 5: Sue met in a bingo hall and got married in 1986. They had two sons, but they threw him out in 1997.

Woman no. 6: Usha, married in 1999. They split up after four years when Mr. Sheppard cheated on her in Thailand.

Woman no. 7: Wan met in Bangkok in 2003 and married that year. The couple had only been in the UK for eight months when Wan left him and returned home.

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Woman no. 8: Weng, married in 2004. The couple met online and Sheppard flew to the Philippines. The couple were together for 11 years and split in 2015.

Mr. Sheppard was only 19 when he made the first knot with Margaret in 1966 and his couple had two children before they got divorced two years later.

He then met Jeanette's second wife in a Kingston bingo hall and they married in 1973, but it lasted a year. Since then, he has described the marriage as a & # 39; business transaction & # 39; allowing them to receive a larger house from the municipality.

Shortly after their divorce, Mr. Sheppard met third wife Lesley and in 1976 they made the knot. They had two children together and he said he thought she was & # 39; for custody & # 39; but he left five years later after a series of arguments.

He then meets 18-year-old blonde Kathy at Pontin's holiday camp in Somerset and the couple got married in 1982. They had a daughter together and lasted four years, despite the fact that Mr. Sheppard claimed it was a & # 39; rebound relationship & # 39 ; was after his split from Lesley.

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He met the fifth wife Sue in a bingo hall. Despite admitting that he wasn't swept away by her, he moved to her two-bedroom home and they got married in 1986. They had two sons together, but they threw him out when he got a job in Bournemouth was offered.

He then married Usha in 1999, after the couple met while on a stop-off trip to Singapore. They lasted four years, but broke up after Mr Sheppard cheated on her during a vacation to Thailand alone.

With divorce number six behind him, he met the seventh wife Wan in Bangkok in 2003 during a trip to visit an old friend, but it only took eight months.

His last marriage was with Weng, who met Mr. Sheppard online and then flew to the Philippines to see it. They married on the Isle of Wight in 2004 and divorced in 2015.

The father of the eight was planning to marry Cristel Lalec, pictured together, in 2017, but it is thought that she ran away with another man

The father of the eight was planning to marry Cristel Lalec, pictured together, in 2017, but it is thought that she ran away with another man

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The father of the eight was planning to marry Cristel Lalec, pictured together, in 2017, but it is thought that she ran away with another man

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