Happy Birthday! Eight Crazy Things You Didn’t Know About Jonny Wilkinson | Page 3 of 4 | Ruck

Happy Birthday! Eight Crazy Things You Didn’t Know About Jonny Wilkinson

5. Marriage

Wilkinson married his girlfriend of eight years, scaffolding company heiress Shelley Jenkins, in a private ceremony at the town hall of the French resort of Bandol. Only two guests, one of them Wilkinson’s mother, were present at the ceremony officiated by Bandol mayor Christian Palix, who said that “both [are] viewed with great respect” in the community.

The couple met 15 years ago while she was working as a cocktail waitress in the Majorcan resort of Magaluf. 


6. Beliefs

Wilkinson followed Buddhist principles and teachings to help control his perfectionist tendencies, according to an interview he gave with The Times newspaper in 2009.

Giant Buddha sitting on lotusl. Hong Kong

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