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Kate Merson: Paul Merson Wife, Sky Sports Salary & Faith

By Rojina Shakya | September 23, 2022 03:40 AM

Paul Merson has made his footprints in the sports sector as a athlete and pundit. ( Source : Skysports )

Although Paul Merson earns a salary of $197,090, his wife, Kate Merson, has taken control of his money due to his gambling addiction.

Paul is an athlete turned Sky Sports pundit. He is well-known as a former Arsenal and England striker who has won league titles and several European championships.

Likewise, he also played at the World Cup finals and represented his team at the international level. Just like his athletic life, his life away from the pitch has also gained equal attention as he has been fighting a very different battle.

What's amazing is that he played an inspirational part as Pompey captain, which led the Fratton Park outfit to the Division One title.

Paul Merson made it to the news following England XI for their first 2022 World Cup game and for his apology to Harry Maguire after criticizing his transfer fee.

Paul Merson Quick Facts

NamePaul Merson
Salary$197,090
WifeKate Merson
Age54
Birth DateMarch 20, 1968
Children8 ( Sam Merson, Ben Merson, Charlie Merson)
Height1.83m

Who Is Paul Merson Wife Kate Merson?

Paul Merson's current wife, Kate Merson, is his third wife and his pocket money giver after he gambled away their house money deposit. She is also the biological mother of his three kids.

Before marrying Kate, he was previously wedded twice before. As per the sources, they have 20 years of age gap, but love won over them all despite this.

According to Daily Star, he announced that he is set to welcome his eighth child with his third wife, Kate, in 2021. He made this exciting news public on Soccer Saturday.

Following his addiction to gambling and alcohol, which led him to a path of destruction, Paul gave his wife the responsibility of managing his money. Given this, Kate is now in charge of their money and has to give him a strict allowance. And, he can only use that amount on fuel and basic shopping.

He noted in his documentary that his partner Kate looks after everything and gives him pocket money, an idea he resented initially but gradually realized that it is for the best.

What Is Paul Merson Sky Sports Salary? How Much Does He Earn?

Paul Merson's Sky Sports salary might be $197,090, as Sky Sports pays an average wage of around $100k to its employees per Salary.

He revealed that he is prepared to take a wage cut for his extension stay with Premiership-bound Portsmouth.

As noted in Sky Sports, Paul has admitted he will take a 50% cut in his wages to extend his contract, thus committing his future to the club. Likewise, he also talked with manager Harry Redknapp about his contract extension to the summer of 2005.

Likewise, Merson's net worth is estimated to be between $1 million to $15 million as the date recorded in several portals.

Talking about Paul Merson's losing money because of gambling is known to all. Over the past three decades, he has lost a staggering 7 million pounds to gambling in a life dogged by addiction. Some sources also noted that Merson lost more than £15 million to gambling.

What's intriguing is he lost everything when he gambled away the money during the lockdown. Sadly, he gambled the money he and his wife were saving for a house deposit, and he didn't even tell his wife about spending it at first.

Losing all his savings for a deposit for a house, Merson finally came to a realization of what he was giving up on. He also disclosed that he has bet on almost every sport, including bowls, and even put money on the Eurovision song contest.

Paul Merson Discusses Faith In A Walk Through My Life

Paul Merson talks about faith and religion while reflecting on his life, career, and addiction struggles in A Walk Through My Life

He made this one-off documentary taking a walk in the countryside with only a 360-degree camera for company. He also opened up that he has been addicted to alcohol and cocaine, but by far the most destructive, and the one he is still struggling with today is gambling.

Paul Merson with his former wife and kids.
Paul Merson with his former wife and kids. ( Source : dailystar )

In short, Merson has poured several emotional moments into the film and even discussed the power of faith and the role religion plays in his life and recovery. 

Paul Merson even explained how love and hope have guided him through his darkest days and how they controlled his life which had turned upside down.

Paul Merson Son And Family

Paul Merson's family consists of eight children, among whom he shared three sons with his first wife, Lorraine Costin.

He presently lives with his wife Kate, their three biological kids, and the athlete's remaining five children from his previous relationship in a rented place.

Paul's oldest son is named Charlie, and he followed his dad's steps into football. Later, he welcomed two kids called Sam and Ben with his first wife.

The couple got married in 1997 and shortly divorced in 2000, just three years after renewing their wedding vows. The reason for their split was heavily influenced by Merson’s drug, drink, and gambling addictions, proving too much.

Later, Merson married Louise, his second wife, with whom he faced the same issues as his first marriage. Nonetheless, he welcomed twin girls with Louise, and they split in 2013.

Some FAQs

What is Paul Merson Sky Sports salary?

Paul Merson's Sky Sports Salary is $197,090.

Has Paul Merson been married before?

Paul Merson has been married twice before

Does Paul Merson own website?

Yes, Paul Merson has a website, which includes his after dinner speaker stories.

Who are Paul Merson son?

Paul Merson's three sons are Sam Merson, Ben Merson, and Charlie Merson.




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