Kellie Maloney speaks about falling for a soldier 25 years her junior
Kellie Maloney on her love for a soldier 25 years her junior
Former boxing promoter Kellie Maloney speaks for the first time about finding love with an ex-soldier who is 25 years her junior – and reveals they’re looking at moving to Portugal together
- Kellie Maloney, 64, has found love with former infantryman Jason Shaw, 39
- She revealed the relationship with an Instagram snap of them in Portugal
- Now Ms Maloney has spoken for the first time on the romance in a new interview
- Mother-of-three said they are considering buying a farm in Portugal together
Former boxing promoter Kellie Maloney has spoken for the first time about falling for ex-soldier 25 years her junior.
Ms Maloney, 64, gushed over new boyfriend Jason Shaw, 39, and revealed they are already thinking about moving in together after a whirlwind summer romance.
‘Jason knows everything about my past, and likes me,’ she said in an interview with Closer magazine.
‘I never thought I’d find someone. I put a wall around me for so long, but now there’s a big chink in it, thanks to Jason.’
Former boxing promoter Kellie Maloney, 64, gushed how boyfriend Jason Shaw, 39, had quashed any fears she had about finding love and that they are already thinking about moving in together. She revealed the relationship with this Instagram snap last month, pictured
The mother-of-three, formerly known as Frank, started dating infantryman Mr Shaw at the start of summer and revealed her relationship on Instagram last month.
She shared a photo of the pair sipping on white wine in Portugal with the caption: ‘My new man in my life, sun, wine and fun in the Algarve,’ adding two heart emojis.
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A second snap shows the pair posing with what appears to be a diamond ring, with Ms Maloney adding the jokey caption: ‘Pink champagne is flowing and the diamond ring looks lovely am I ready to commit?’
While Ms Maloney admitted to Closer that marriage is ‘a bit of a stretch’, she did reveal they are considering moving overseas together.
Mr Maloney, pictured on Peston On Sunday in May, said Mr Shaw had started to knock down the walls she had built to protect herself. The pair are thinking about moving to Portugal
The former CBB star, who is mother to Emma, 40, Sophie, 22, and Libby, 16, already splits her time between homes in the UK and Portugal and is now moving into a new place with Mr Shaw.
‘I want to buy a farm in Portugal and retire there,’ she continued. ‘Jason and I have been looking at farms. Marriage is a bit of a stretch – but if it work out for us, having Jason in Portugal with me would be a real plus.’
Mr Shaw reportedly served for a number of years in The Rifles and was in the Queen’s Guard at Buckingham Palace.
Their relationship evolved at the start of summer when Ms Maloney invited him to stay with her in Portugal after she hurt her ankle and needed help taking care of her dogs. She shared this photo on Instagram a few weeks ago alongside a jokey caption hinting at an engagement
He met Ms Maloney while working security at an event she attended last year and the pair kept in touch.
Their relationship evolved at the start of summer when Ms Maloney invited him to stay with her in Portugal after she hurt her ankle and needed help taking care of her dogs.
Ms Maloney added: ‘It’s happened naturally… He compliments me all the time and has made me feel attractive again.’
Ms Maloney found fame as Frank, manager of heavyweight boxing champion Lennox Lewis.
Kellie Maloney rose to fame as Frank Maloney, pictured in 2010, manager of heavyweight boxing champion Lennox Lewis. She has spoken previously of her struggle to find love since transitioning in 2015
In 2014 she revealed she was living as a woman and has spent £100,000 on transforming her physical appearance, including a final gender reassignment surgery to become a ‘fully fledged female’ in 2015.
She has one daughter, Emma, with first wife Jackie and daughters Sophie and Libby with second wife Tracey.
Ms Maloney has previously told how transitioning has brought her closer to her daughters but left her fearful of finding love.
The TV star recorded an episode of First Dates earlier this year that was pulled from airing after her date found out she was transgender and said he did not feel comfortable with their exchange being televised.
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