Ronnie O'Sullivan has had his fair share of controversies, not least dealing with his father's criminal past.

Ronnie O'Sullivan Sr. led a tumultuous life, making millions from Soho sex shops while his son was growing up, before being handed a life sentence in 1992 for murdering Bruce Bryan, a driver for infamous gangster Charlie Kray.

He stabbed Bryan, a father of two, to death in a Chelsea nightclub and ended up spending 18 years in prison before being released in 2010.

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Now 68, he leads a quieter life in a campervan with Tiffany Kusher, a fitness enthusiast nearly half his age. The 35 year old founder of superfood brand Chaga Life often shares updates on their nomadic lifestyle on social media.

Despite calmer waters these days, O'Sullivan Jr. was deeply affected by his dad's time in jail. He was only 16 when his father was arrested. The Rocket was forced to take over the family business when his mother Maria was also jailed for tax evasion in the 90s.

Ronnie O'Sullivan Sr
Ronnie O'Sullivan's dad was behind bars for 18 years
Ronnie O'Sullivan Sr and Tiffany Kushner
He now lives with fitness fanatic Tiffany Kushner

"From 1995-to 2000, I won a few tournaments but I was never really consistent as much as I should have been. I wasted probably five years of my career, messing about really," O'Sullivan exclusively told the Daily Star in 2020.

"When he went away it took me a year for me to get my head around accepting that he wasn't going to be around. I think I'd have won the World Championships a lot earlier and won plenty more tournaments."

Tiffany Kushner
Tiffany is nearly half Ronnie Sr's age
Ronnie O'Sullivan in action
Ronnie O'Sullivan in action at the Crucible
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"Absolutely, 100% it would have been different. But it was what it was, it was unfortunate for me and him. Things could have been so much better."

Ronnie O’Sullivan: The Edge of Everything will premiere exclusively in cinemas on 21st November, featuring live Q&A with Ronnie, Executive Producer David Beckham and Director Sam Blair. The title will then launch on Prime Video in UK & Ireland on 23rd November, before opening in select cinemas nationwide on 24th November.

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