Graeme Souness Is The Father Of Seven Children
Graeme Souness is the father of seven children. Graeme is biologically related to four of his kids.
Of his seven kids, six are Chantelle, Fraser, Jordan, Daniel, Lauren, and James. His three children from his first wife Danielle are Chantelle, age 46, his son Fraser, age 40, and Jordan, age 36. His son with second wife, James, is 22 years old.
Graeme met his first wife, Danielle Wilson, in 1982, whom he married after two years. Danielle came from an affluent background; Her father was a millionaire. She did not marry Graeme for money and fame as it was already with her before marriage. The couple chanced upon a meeting when her friend forcibly took her to watch a football match where Graeme was also playing.
The couple got engaged within six months of their first meetup. Danielle already had an eighteen-month-old daughter from her previous marriage. Graeme treated Danielle's young daughter from her former husband as if she were Graeme's own. Together they raised three own children, Chantelle, Fraser, and Jordan.
Their marriage lasted eight years after Danielle finally warned Graeme to choose between family and football. She wanted him to work less and spend time with the family more. He turned a deaf ear to her demand. Inevitably, she left him in 1989.
Her last comment on the failed marriage was his singular fixation on football triumphed over their family life. She rightly pointed out that money can never replace family happiness and togetherness. Money never interested her. She chose companionship and family bliss above everything else.
Souness had to endure a literal heart attack in 1992, three years after his first marriage failed. He got his second wife in, a nurse named Karen Loughlin, who attended to him after the triple heart-bypass operation he had undergone. He exchanged vows with her in 1994. She already had two children from her earlier marriage with Johnathan Levy. As an actress and model, Karen also had a stint on the big screen.
With three children plus one stepchild from his first marriage already there, he accepted his second wife Karen's son Daniel and daughter Lauren as his own. Gentleman that Graeme is, he never discriminates among his stepchildren and own children. Next, they gave birth to son James despite Graeme being at 46 years of age.