Ron Sheppard who has been married to eight different women, is now set for a divorce after his wife number eight, Weng Platino, 36, who he married in 2004 accused him of cheating on her. Last month the retired holiday camp entertainer shared a bed with a young local woman who gave him a massage on a solo trip to the Philippines. He returned home to confess to Weng who now wants a divorce. Ron, told Weng he only shared a bed with her because she was ‘trapped’ in his hotel. Ron has eight children and four great-grandchildren from his many marriages .
Weng, who is still sharing the marital home with Ron in Somerton, Somerset, said yesterday: “We knew it was coming, for a long, long time. What pushed me to make a decision on having a divorce from him was when I was told by Ron that he had let that Filipino sleep in his bed.
“That made me really, really angry.
“What’s the point of me trying to understand him and his ways and care for him, to be cheated on?
“How can I believe him? The intention was there.
“I even messaged the girl to let her know Ron was married. The reply I got from her was ‘I’m sorry but I love him’.
“She doesn’t know what she’s getting into.
“They have been talking – just two days ago. They have been Skype-ing while I’m here as well.”
Asked if she could end up being wife number nine, she added: “It looks like she could be.”
Ron who has written a book ”lord of the wedding rings” admitted that nine months ago he started messaging other women via a dating website but claimed he “didn’t know what he was doing” due to medication he takes for Parkinson’s.
He said he messaged “one or two people” sending them around £300 and Weng was upset when she saw the messages.
Around a month ago he went to the Philippines a and ordered a leg massage in his hotel room, which was carried out by Iza.
Ron said there was a security lock-down due to President Obama attending a nearby meeting which forced her to stay in his hotel room.
Ron said yesterday: “Basically I have been pleading with Weng not to have a divorce, but she has lost trust.
When it was time for her [Iza] to go and she couldn’t because of the convention I said to her ‘you better stay here if you want to, but it’s up to you’.
“She slept in the bed, under the sheet, wearing all her clothes and there was a pillow between us.
“Nothing between us happened.
“I came home and told Weng that I gave this girl a bed for the night because she couldn’t get back, and for her that sort of done it.
“I was being honest. Perhaps I shouldn’t have said anything.”
Lol, see his marriage and divorce data below…
Wife No1: Margaret in 1966. Had three kids and divorced after two years.
Wife No2: Jeanette, 1973. Lasted one year.
Wife No3: Lesley, 1976. Had two boys. Ron left in 1981.
Wife No4: Kathy, 1982. Had one daughter.
Wife No5: Sue, 1986. They had two sons, but she threw him out in 1997.
Wife No6: Usha, 1999. Ended after four years.
Wife No7: Wan, 2003. She left to go home to Bangkok after eight months.
Wife No8: Weng, 2004. Split up last month and planning to get divorced.