4. Family life
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.
The pair then became parents for the first time in late 2018. They keep their private life pretty much on lockdown, but according to reports, they had a little boy called James while they were still living in France. Wilkinson has revealed that soon as he could walk, the youngster began kicking his small rugby ball. A sign for the future?