Cristel Marquez – who Ron Sheppard has set his sights on making his ninth wife. See SWNS story SWNINE; Britain’s most married man is planning to leave his eighth wife for Christmas – to spend it with would-be wife number NINE in the Philippines. Randy Ron Sheppard, 67, fell for Filipino call centre worker Cristel Marquez – who is 40 years his junior – after secretly chatting her up online. The couple first met over ten years ago, when Cristel 16 and part of a group of friends, while he was married to Wan (wife no. 7) and living in Thailand. Ron’s current wife Weng (no. 8), 36, gave him the boot after 11 years’ marriage because of his antics on a recent trip to the Far East.