Chris Eubank on how he dazzled new wife with three-minute monologue
Chris Eubank explained how only he could about sweet-talking his new third wife years after his famous marriage to Karron broke down in 2005.
The former two-weight world champion split with Karron, whom he mentioned in all his post-fight interviews after she filed for a divorce.
Opening up on the Piers Morgan Life Stories show recently, Eubank engaged in a deep conversation with the former Good Morning Britain host.
Eubank had split with second wife Claire Geary in 2017.
Piers Morgan: How did you feel when Karron left you?
Chris Eubank: I didn’t believe it. When she said, she wanted a divorce. I said you couldn’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.
PM: Were you a good husband?
CE: I was a great husband.
PM: I mean, various women went to the papers, the stories of affairs with you. Were they true?
CE: I always came home to my wife.
PM: So they were true, but you went home?
CE: I’m not going to….
PM: It’s not for me to put words in your mouth.
CE: I’m not going to talk of my past regrets.
PM: I suppose the only relevant question is whether the other women were the reason why Karron, in the end, had enough? Do you think that was the case?
CE: You’d have to ask her.
PM: What do you think?
CE: I don’t know.
PM: You must know.
CE: I don’t know.
PM: You don’t know why she divorced you?
CE: No, as I said to you, I couldn’t believe it. I didn’t believe it when she said.
CHRIS EUBANK NEW WIFE
Later in the show, the subject of his new anonymous wife came up.
Piers Morgan: You’ve got married again to a lady in Louisiana. You haven’t really talked much about that.
Chris Eubank: No, she’s not a public figure. She doesn’t want to be a public figure.
PM: But you’re happy?
CE: Oh, extremely happy.
PM: Where do you live together?
PM: And do you think, is this for life this one?
CE: Absolutely, yes.
PM: Did you meet in Louisiana?
PM: Where did you meet?
CE: At the Dorchester
PM: Did she know who you were?
CE: No, I complimented her, and my line went on for about three minutes.
PM: How did it start?
CE: I was giving credit to the power of women and the female of the species. 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. 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.
PM: She listened to all this and still married you?
CE: She didn’t just listen. She read it as I was reciting it.
PM: So you’re reciting the Kipling poem…
CE: She’s reading it.
PM: Yeah. And it worked, somehow you pulled it off.
CE: I pulled it off.
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