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fire and fury Tyson Fury's wife Paris bombarded with racist abuse from trolls since joining Loose Women

'I've suffered racial terms, I've faced those problems..Even as a kid being refused entry to a cinema'

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Paris Fury (from Instagram)

Paris Fury (from Instagram)

Paris Fury (from Instagram)

Tyson Fury's wife Paris has revealed how she has been subjected to sickening racist abuse on social media since she joined the Loose Women panel. 

The 32-year-old mother-of-five has become a massive hit with viewers after she appeared on the ITV show as a guest a number of times.

Paris has now been confirmed as a regular panelist.

But now Paris has opened up about some of the more negative reaction she has received - describing how trolls zeroed in on her traveller background.

However, she said she has been able to dismiss the ignorance surrounding her heritage, of which she is a proud.

"If a stranger from cyberspace tells me that dirty ‘gy**os’ shouldn't be on television, it's in one ear, out the other," Paris has written in a new book, Love and Fury.

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Paris Fury with hubbie Tyson

Paris Fury with hubbie Tyson

Paris Fury with hubbie Tyson

Paris, who first met Tyson when she was 15, also recently revealed how she experienced prejudice as a child and was once refused entry to a cinema for being a “gypsy”.

However, she insists that she is not offended by the term, despite it sometimes being used as “an insult”.

"Gypsy is a race - it's a race of people - so it's not an insult in any way," she declared.

"But the problem is, for hundreds of years, there's been that real derogatory term that if you're a gypsy, you're a problem, you're an outcast.

"That has been lingering on to this day, and I've suffered racial terms, I've faced those problems. Even as a kid being refused entry to a cinema."

The wife of heavyweight boxing champion Tyson added that the term “should never be an insult' and people should not be afraid to use it correctly.

She said: "It's not an insult and for people who find it hard to say, 'You're a gypsy', it should never be an insult and never be a hard word to use."

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Paris first met Tyson when she was 15

Paris first met Tyson when she was 15

Paris first met Tyson when she was 15

Paris and Tyson have been married since 2008.

Like her famous husband, Paris was also raised in a traditional traveller family in Doncaster, South Yorkshire.

Fury, who would go on to become a two-time world heavyweight champion, met Paris at a wedding of a mutual friend when he was 18, and they have been together ever since.

They would go on to have six children, three boys named Prince and three daughters named Valencia, Venezuela and most recently Athena.

Paris has loyally stuck by Tyson's side during his mental health struggles that came to the fore after he was crowned World Heavyweight Champion.

This was in spite of Fury admittedly being "not the best husband" over the years, a fact which he admitted in a recent interview with Gary Neville.

"I've not been the best husband in the world," Fury said during the chat with Neville's show The Overlap. "I've been far from it."

Fury has said that without his wife's support, he likely would have killed himself during the depths of his battle with depression.

"I've not been the best person in the world," he continued.

"I've been far from it but I'm happy that I'm back on track and everything's running smooth again.

"And to get a woman who's been with you all that time and gone through the bulls***," he continued. "The good times and the bad times.

"[For her] to still be there when you don't want to be and when you're being forced away and you're being pushed out, that takes a very strong individual.

"And like I say, without having that person, [I would] probably want to be dead anyway."

Last year, Paris appeared on the Parenting Hell podcast, saying that his partying ways made her feel like she wanted to escape.

"There were times when I didn’t feel strong. There were times when I wanted to run away. There were times when I wanted to leave,” she told presenters Rob Beckett and Josh Widdicombe.

"I didn’t want to deal with the situation anymore because obviously… I was the woman at home, and Tyson was out partying.”

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Tyson Fury has revealed how without his wife's support, he likely would have killed himself

Tyson Fury has revealed how without his wife's support, he likely would have killed himself

Tyson Fury has revealed how without his wife's support, he likely would have killed himself

"There was substance abuse I wasn’t aware of. I found out about it in the papers. I had all that to deal with.

"And to try and still put on a brave face. It was really hard at times.

"I just kept thinking: I don’t want to be here.

"But then I knew if I wasn’t there Tyson might not have been here today,” she said.

"I stayed and obviously we got through it together and that was our way of dealing with it.

“Everything he’s went through has made us stronger as a family and as a couple. But it was a very hard time for Tyson when he went through them problems."

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