Fury has six children with wife Paris – including three sons named Prince – but their parents are at odds about their education
Tyson Fury wants his children to stay in school – but his wife Paris insists they will leave at the age of 11.
The couple have six kids – including three sons named Prince – all under the age of 10, but are at odds over how they will bring them up.
Both Tyson and Paris are Travellers and were not educated in the traditional manner.
The children’s father wants them to stay in school, but Paris wants them to be taught at home and to remain under her roof until they marry.
The issue was raised over lunch in Fury’s documentary last year.
“Me and Tyson have talked about the kids going to school,” says Paris. “Tyson wants the boys to go into education but I don’t; it’s just not what we’ve ever done.
“I was brought up as a Traveller and I want my kids to be brought up as Travellers. They will probably leave school at 11 ad they’ll be educated at home from then.
“The boys will take a wife and make their family and the girls will take a husband and make their family. Until they take a husband or wife they won’t be leaving the home and I wouldn’t want them to, but for definite [eldest daughter] Venezuela won’t be.
“Tyson’s idea is they have the best of the both worlds; the upbringing of a Traveller but the education of a non-Traveller – how powerful could you be?”
But Fury wants his children to follow in his footsteps and break the mould.
“You say it’s something we’ve never done but I’m a precedent setter, am I not? Now I’ve set these laws and precedents, you watch how many will follow,” he says.
“The parents of these kids, I call them dream killers. Just because something went wrong in their life you can’t pawn it off on your kids.
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“Whatever all of the kids want to do, I’ll just be happy they’re following their dreams because I hate dream killers.
“Who is anyone to tell anyone they can’t do anything. Unless you’ve tried and failed a million times you wont know you can’t do it.”
Fury became a dad for the sixth time earlier this year when baby daughter Athena was born.
Paris gave birth in August but Athena was quickly rushed to intensive care and put on a ventilator.
It was almost two weeks before the family was reunited at home as Athena was welcomed by siblings Venezuela, 10, Prince John James, eight, Prince Tyson II, four, Valencia, three, and Prince Adonis Amaziah, 16 months.