By Kishan Vaghela For Mailonline
Published: 10:15 BST, 2 August 2020 | Updated: 11:46 BST, 2 August 2020
Ronnie O'Sullivan's estranged daughter has hit out at the snooker legend after claiming he has never made the effort to visit his one-year-old granddaughter.
Taylor-Ann Magnus, now 23, is Ronnie's daughter with Sally-Ann Magnus, who he had a year-long relationship with in the 1990s.
Sally-Ann moved into Ronnie's family home in 1996 when both his parents were jailed, but when Ronnie's mum Maria was released from prison she kicked out Sally-Ann and the relationship was soon over.
Ronnie O'Sullivan's estranged daughter has claimed he never visited his granddaughter
Ronnie had Taylor-Ann (not pictured) with Sally-Ann Magnus, who he dated in 1996. Pictured is his other daughter Lily - born in 2006, and son Ronnie Jnr
O'Sullivan, 44, born in Wordsley, West Midlands has become one of the most recognisable and outspoken figures in snooker. His daughter Taylor-Ann has only ever met her dad 12 times in her life, but he had told of his delight at becoming a grandfather at 42 as well as his excitement to meet grandchild Zarah-Ann.
But ahead of O'Sullivan's starting his bid to win a sixth World Championship on Sunday evening, she lashed out at his distant role in her and her daughter's life.
'He might be world champion to some but he's not fit to be called 'Dad' let alone 'Grandad' as far as I'm concerned,' Taylor-Ann told The Sun.
'Zarah-Ann will grow up never knowing who he is. He's made so many promises,