Ron Sheppard has been termed Britain's most married man. At just 68-years-old, he has been married and divorced eight times and is about to marry his ninth wife, Cristel Marquez Lalec who is 26-years-old.
He proposed to Cristel on New Year's Eve in the Philippines. She said yes and the couple are going to be wed soon.
Cristel is a mother to a seven-month-old boy and Ron, who has 8 children, is already a great-grand father. Cristel recently came to the UK to stay with Ron for a month's holiday.
Ron is yet to divorce his eight wife, Weng Plantino, who he married in 2004. Weng filed a restraining order against him and once their divorce is complete, it will be wedding bells for Ron and Cristel.
Ron first got married when he was 19 to Margaret in 1966 and they had 3 children. They divorced in 1969. Since then he has been married seven more times.
Ron said to Daily Mirror: "Make no mistake about it, Cristel will be my forever wife. This one is real love. This is the last one – I promise."
Cristel said: "I know what it looks like but I am not here for a passport. I am not here to take advantage of Ron. All I want to do is take care of him. And that it is what I am going to do."