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Amal Fashanu Mother Marisol Acuna Duenas And Father John Inspire Her To Fight For LGBTQ Rights

Amal Fashanu is a television presenter, journalist, and fashion designer. ( Source : instagram )

Amal Fashanu is a 34 years old television presenter, singer-songwriter, fashion designer, and football activist.

Born to John Fashanu and Marisol Acuna Duenas on the 21st of August 1988, Amal attended Brunel University, where she did BASc in Communication and Media Studies, and earned a master's in handbag design from IED University in Madrid.

Amal Fashanu is a singer and LGBTQI campaigner
Amal Fashanu is a singer and LGBTQI campaigner( Source : instagram )

The activist founded and serves as the CEO of The Justin Fashanu Foundation. Likewise, she is also the founder of a clothing brand designed to promote activism through fashion and Amal Fashanu Handbags Black Heart Label in 2012.

Fashanu writes about fashion, football, and royal affairs for The Guardian and The Huffington Post. Furthermore, her songs are available on streaming platforms, including iTunes, Spotify, and Amazon. 

Who Is Amal Fashanu Mother Marisol Acuna Duenas?

Marisol Acuna Duenas is the beloved mother of the television presenter Amal Fashanu who is also an activist.

Marisol is a Spanish model who met her ex-partner, the father of Amal, John Fashanu when she was an 18-year-old language student. John, at that time, was a 17 apprentice footballer.

The beloved mother of Amal Fashanu, Marisol Acuna Duenas.
The beloved mother of Amal Fashanu, Marisol Acuna Duenas. ( Source : instagram )

However, the pair parted ways after nine years of togetherness after she found out the former footballer cheated on her with one of her closest friends. Her boyfriend slept with the girl she trusted as a friend; she wished forever with Fashanu until he broke her heart.

Duenas is also on Instagram @msacuna21 and has made 27 posts sharing her lifestyle. Likewise, she has accumulated 218 followers on the social networking site as of the 1st of September 2022.

Meet Amal Fashanu Father, John Fashanu

Amal is one of the three children of the English television presenter and former professional footballer John Fashanu. 

John played as a center-forward from 1978 to 1995; furthermore, over his eight years career at Wimbledon, he won the FA Cup in 1988 and scored more than 100 goals in all competitions.

 Amal Fashanu and her father, John Fashanu.
Amal Fashanu and her father, John Fashanu. ( Source : thesun )

Likewise, the former footballer played for Norwich City, Lincoln City, Crystal Palace, Miramar Rangers, Millwall, and Aston Villa and scored 134 league goals in his 17 years playing career.

After retraining from football, the athlete became a television presenter, presented the UK edition of Gladiators in the 1990s, and placed second in I'm a Celebrity... Get Me out of Here! in 2003.

Furthermore, he got involved with the Nigeria Football Association and became the manager of his Sunday league football team Fash FC as part of a television reality show in 2003. Now the television presenter hosts Deal or No Deal Nigeria, airing on M-Net Africa.

Amal Fashanu Parent's Inspiration To Fight For LGBTQ Rights

Fashanu is a campaigner rooting for LGBTQ community in Football, and her parents seem to have inspired her to fight for such rights.

The television presenter founded a Sports Foundation in Honour of her late uncle Justin Fashanu, an English footballer and proud gay athlete who played for various clubs between 1978 and 1997. 

The late Justin Fashanu played for various football clubs from 1978 to 1997.
The late Justin Fashanu played for various football clubs from 1978 to 1997. ( Source : thesun )

However, Justin took his own life after a 17-year-old claimed that the athlete assaulted him after a night of drinking in March 1998. Following the investigations and arrest warrant, he fled to England from the United States and hung himself in a deserted lock-up garage in Fairchild Place, Shoreditch, London.

A childhood picture of Amal Fashanu with her uncle in the left and father in the right.
A childhood picture of Amal Fashanu with her uncle in the left and father in the right. ( Source : mirror )

Fashanu denied the charges and revealed he evanesced because he felt his homosexuality would not get a fair trial and didn't want to be an embarrassment to friends and family. Thus, Amal promised her uncle to support gay players until there was representation in football's top tier. 

The story of the late footballer must have encouraged her to fight for LGBTQ rights and against racism in sports. The activist doesn't want to miss out on the players with great potential to become the next Cristiano Ronaldo just because he belongs to the LGBTQ+ community and doesn't want to come out.

Is journalist Amal Fashanu Married? Does She Have A Partner?

Amal appears to be single as she hasn't posted any pictures of walking down the aisle with her lover, let alone she hasn't disclosed the identity of her partner.

The television presenter has remained very private when sharing information about her love life and internal matters; thus, she hasn't introduced her sweetheart to the media.

She hasn't made any posts on her social media platforms that hint at her dating life; she has shared 194 attachments on her verified Instagram account @amalfashanu while sharing her way of living to 121k followers.

Fashanu is an empowered woman in her mid-30s, and she might have met incredible people throughout her journey and might have found the one with whom she wants to spend her eternity. However, she has chosen not to disclose that intel to the public.

Thus, we are unsure if the journalist is in a live-in relationship with her beau or searching for the perfect man who would love her unconditionally while accepting her flaws. Hopefully, the activist will open up more about her relationship and marital status to keep her admirers updated on her lifestyle.