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Charles Bronson’s marriage to ex-Corrie actress on rocks after he ‘tells her to do 400 sit-ups a day and don’t get fat’

Charles Bronson, who is from Aberystwyth, got hitched to Paula Williamson six months ago despite being locked up and having spent much of his 40-plus years in jail in solitary confinement.

The marriage of Britain’s most famous convict and a former Coronation Street actress has hit the rocks after he reportedly ordered her to do 400 sit-ups and warned her ‘don’t get fat’.

Charles Bronson, who is from Aberystwyth, got hitched to Paula Williamson six months ago despite being locked up and having spent much of his 40-plus years in jail in solitary confinement.

According to sources close to the couple, the marriage has been beset by a “string of disasters”.

Not only have his hopes of early release been shattered by a series of fights in jail, but the honeymoon period seems to be over judging by some of his reported comments to her.

Bronson has reportedly demanded his wife do 400 sit ups a day, warning her: “Don’t get fat.”

She also learnt that her husband, a violent criminal who has been in prison for four decades, was still writing to his ex-fiancee Lorraine Etherington.

Paula Williamson the girlfriend of renowned prisoner Charles Bronson visits him at Wakefield Prison in Yorkshire.
Paula Williamson is due to marry infamous prisoner Charles Bronson. She is pictured visiting him at Wakefield Prison in Yorkshire. (Image: Daily Mirror)

A source told The Mirror : “Paula loves him dearly but this year has been a string of disasters for them as a couple.

“She was upset when she learnt he had been moved to a prison hundreds of miles away ­because he went for the deputy governor.

“They were hoping for a successful parole hearing and he’d start to move towards release but by losing his head he’s put their future in jeopardy.”

Bronson currently lives in HMP Wakefield in West Yorkshire.

He was jailed for armed robbery in 1974 but has since had his sentence extended after launching a series of brutal attacks from inside prison.

He was handed a life sentence in 1999 when he took a prison teacher hostage in his cell after he criticised one of Bronson’s drawings.

Bronson reportedly tore up the prison during the 44-hour siege, throwing fridges and furniture around.

Charles Bronson
Charles Bronson

He married Paula last year in front of an audience of four, and walked down the aisle to the Death March.

Paula’s wedding ring bears the date of their marriage day, as well as Bronson’s old jail number, 1314.

Paula appeared in Coronation Street three times between 2008 and 2012 as an unnamed nurse.

She has also starred in Hollyoaks, Scott & Bailey, and Emmerdale.

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