Barry Hawkins is a professional British snooker player from Ditton. He became professional snooker in the mid 90’s and reached the last 16 of UK Championship and quarter-finals of the British Open in 2004. He conquered his first ranking title at the Australian Goldfields Open in 2012.
Shares Wedding Vows; After 10 Years Of Relationship
Barry Hawkins and his wife Tara Hawkins exchanged wedding vows at the Rowhill Grange Hotel in Wilmington in June 2012. His better half works at the M & S Food Hall Cafe in Aylesford. She completed her education from Oxted County School.
He was in a relationship with Tara since 2002 and only got married after he won Shoot Out champion in 2011. After winning the championship, he said about the prize money that,
A little bit will be going on the wedding. I’ve been trying to pay it off bit by bit so it couldn’t have come at a better time for me.
The couple welcomed their first son, Harrison Hawkins on 5 January 2009. His spouse shared a picture of Harrison’s birthday reflecting their love for their son.
Tara often posts about her husband and son. On 6 June 2017, she tweeted a picture with her husband and revealed that they are together for 15 years. She also posted a picture of her husband and son during their family trip to London on 1 November 2017.
How Much Is Barry Hawkin’s Net Worth?
The 39-year-old summons the majority of his net worth from his snooker career since 1996. He has mustered his increasing wealth after winning 2013/14 quarter-final match against Mark Selby at the Shanghai Masters. Barry further elevated his receipts after winning the non-ranking Snooker Shoot-Out in 2011/12 season.
Barry also competed in the 2018 World Snooker Championship for the prize money of £425,000. However, Barry was beaten by his colleague Mark Williams into the semi-final rounds. The final was held between Mark Williams and the 2017 winner John Higgins where Mark claimed the titled.
He currently resides in a large house in Ditton, near Maidstone with his wife and son. He previously owned a home in Spring Vale South, Dartford
Family Life: Brother In Law’s Death, Refocusing On Career
Barry and his family had to go through a tragic moment in their life when his sister’s husband took his own life in 2017. Barry’s father dropped his son-in-law to his home. After which, Barry's brother-in-law committed suicide.
His brother-in-law was suffering from depression and the whole family thought he was progressing to get back to normal. He never expected that his brother-in-law would take his life that also hampered his game for about six months.
But now, Barry and his family have recovered and enjoyed their time together. The snooker ace often posts pictures of his family on his Twitter account.
On 24 December 2017, he shared a picture enjoying Christmas Eve with his parents, wife, and son along with his sister and her twin sons.
Barry Hawkins was born on 23 April 1979 in Ditton, Kent as per wiki. The player stands at the height of 1.67 m (5’ 4”) and possesses white ethnicity. His birth sign is Taurus.