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Paris Fury defends decision to let her daughter leave school aged 11

Ali Condon

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Paris Fury defends decision to let her daughter leave school aged 11

Featured Image Credit: Instagram/parisfury1

Paris Fury has defended the decision she made to take her eldest daughter out of school at age 11.

Venezuela, 13, was taken out of the education system two years ago, after she had finished primary school.

Paris, who shares six children with boxing heavyweight champion Tyson Fury, admitted that the decision was one of the toughest they had ever made as parents.

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The mum explained that taking Venezuela out of school was her idea - in keeping with traveller tradition.

And although Tyson was unsure at first, he eventually agreed that it was for the best.

Explaining the decision to The Sun, Paris said: "We finish school at primary age, which is the traditional traveller way.

"We’ve just brought the tradition into the 21st century. Venezuela wanted to leave school and all her [traveller] friends were leaving.

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"Her tutor is gonna keep her up to date with all of her tests. She will also be having piano lessons."

She continued: "We move so much. It wouldn’t work if they were in school full-time to then be off to America."

Recalling the night that Venezuela had her school leaving party, Paris said that 'gentle giant' Tyson used it as an opportunity to be the 'cool' parent.

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"Venezuela was going to her school leaving party and had a giant pair of my heels on", Paris explained.

"I said: ‘You are not wearing them.’ But she said: ‘Please. All the girls are wearing heels.’

"I thought I would be clever and said: ‘If your dad says you can wear them, you can.’

"And she came running down saying: ‘Dad said yes!’ I thought he would be this strict dad, but he’s not. He wants to be the cool parent."

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Paris and Tyson are also parents to Prince John James, nine, Prince Tyson II four, Valencia, three, Prince Adonis Amaziah, two, and baby Athena.

The couple first met almost two decades ago, when Tyson was 17 and Paris was 15.

After three years of dating, Paris and Tyson tied the knot in 2008 in Doncaster in front of over 300 guests.

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Since then, they have welcomed six children together - most recently, baby Athena, who was born early and immediately put in intensive care.

The boxer asked for fans to 'pray' for his daughter's health when she was placed on a ventilator.

Almost two weeks after her birth, baby Athena was finally able to be brought home to her three brothers and two sisters.

Topics: Celebrity, Parenting

Ali Condon
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