Mark Allen is an Irish snooker player who came to limelight after claiming World Amateur Championship in 2004. He is reckoned for winning the premier non-professional snooker tournament, IBSF World Snooker Championship in 2014.
Mark won the Triple Crown title at the 2018 Masters on 21 January 2018 after beating Kyren Wilson. He clinched his first professional title in the Jiangsu Classic in China in June 2009.
Shares Wedding Vows; Welcomes Daughter
The Irishman and his wife, Kyla McGuigan exchanged wedding vows at the four-star Hillgrove Hotel in Monaghan on 10 May 2013. The couple walked the aisle, surrounded by family and close friends.
The 32-year-old snooker player first met his wife-to-be, Kyla McGuigan in Madden's nightclub in Antrim in 2011.
The couple welcomed their first daughter named Harleigh on 28 July 2017. Mark has a daughter named Lauren from his previous relationship. He also has a stepson named Robbie McGuigan from Kyla’s previous relationship. Robbie is following the footstep of his step-father in professional snooker career.
Mark Allen celebrates victory with wife Kyla, stepson Robbie, and baby Harleigh in January 2018 (Photo: belfasttelegraph.co.uk)
His family often accompanies him on tour and matches. During Mark's triumph in the Dafabet Master’s Final against Kyren Wilson in London in January 2018, his daughter, son, and wife cheered him from the stands.
Apart from his hectic traveling schedules from the game tournaments, Mark relishes most of his leisure time with his children. He recently posted a hugging picture with his daughter, Harleigh on 7 July 2018 after his two wins in the first week of July 2018 to get qualified for Latvia and China. However, he described being with his child as the best moment of his week.
Defeats Depression And Enjoys Private Life
In an interview with Belfast Telegraph in 2015, he revealed battled depression following his breakup with snooker player Reanne Evans.
The player had an affair with Reanne Evans after meeting for the first time in 2005. He and Reanne have a daughter named Lauren in 2006. But their relationship ended, and Mark suffered from depression. In the interview, he revealed that he struggled financially as well and his performance dipped as well.
However, after getting support from a Holywood-based psychotherapist, he says that he enjoys his private life more. In the conversation, he also said that for him, Kyla was love at first sight.
In World Snooker Championship in 2015, Mark and his ex-girlfriend Reanne almost had a face off as Reanne accepted to compete against males in qualifying stage. However, the former flames didn't compete against each other.
How Much Is Mark Allen’s Net Worth?
Mark Allen has gained the majority of his net worth from his snooker career since 2005. The player has mustered a significant portion of earnings after he defeated qualifier Jimmy Robertson at the World Open title in Haikou, China in 2011/2012 season.
The Irish Player was on a bankroll after winning the European Tour events back in 2013/14 season. He defeated Ding Junhui in Ruhr Open final in Germany and Judd Trump at the Kay Suzanne Memorial Cup, the last match in Gloucester.
The Irishman has also won prize money of £2500 at the Northern Ireland Open held at the Waterfront Hall on 22 November 2017. He later revealed on his Twitter on 23 November 2017 that he is dividing his money for two charitable organizations namely, Welcome Belfast and Cure4Cam.
Mark defeated Kyren Wilson to win his first triple crown title and lifted Paul Hunter trophy in January 2018. He also won £200,000 prize money. Mark is five years older to Kyree, who is 26 years of age.
After earning his first honorary trophy, Mark told that he waited for many years to bag the title and also praised his fellow contender, Kyren. Mark said that Kyren is the most genuine person to meet and wished him well for his upcoming grand event like the triple cup.
He also enhanced his other part of remunerative earnings after defeating Joe Perry in another World Championship between 21 April - 7 May 2018. Mark on his 2018 interview for the Dailystar magazine revealed that he became very aggressive yet sensible during his competitive match with Joe.
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Mark Allen was born on 22 February 1986 in Antrim, Northern Ireland as per wiki. He stands at the height of 1.85 m (6’ 0.8''). His birth sign is Pisces.