Charles Bronson’s wife has admitted she has a drink and prescription drugs problem, after it emerged the notorious prisoner is divorcing her following her wild antics on holiday.
Paula Williamson dissolved in tears during an appearance on Thursday’s episode of Loose Women, after a statement sent in to the show from his cell by Bronson – dubbed Britain’s most violent prisoner – in which he accused of her being addicted to drugs and alcohol was read aloud on air.
Part of the statement read: ‘Paula has disrespected me, my mum and most of all herself. I can’t accept that kind of behaviour from somebody who’s supposed to be my wife.’
The emotional 37-year-old admitted that her addictions ‘need to stop’ and that she had ‘humiliated’ him, before crediting Bronson, now known as Charles Salvador, for making her realise she had a problem.
It emerged last week that Bronson was divorcing her after pictures surfaced of Paula with a man’s face in her cleavage taken on a wild night out in Tenerife.
The pair married at HMP Wakefield in November last year, after they struck up a relationship when they began writing to one another in 2013.
Charles Bronson’s wife Paula Williamson has admitted she has a drink and prescription drugs problem (pictured on Loose Women today)
‘Disrespectful’: When photographs of Paula’s antics on holiday surfaced, her husband of eight months announced his plans to divorce her from his prison cell
Paula had been at a gay bar on holiday in Tenerife when one of the men she was partying with was dared to put his face in her cleavage and she obliged, which was caught on camera.
She went on the show today to admit her regret about her antics, and to apologise to Bronson for ‘humiliating him’.
He sent in a statement to the show saying she had been ‘disrespectful’ on the night out.
He said: ‘She has a drink and prescription drug problem, which makes her do crazy things. I can’t be involved with somebody like that. I absolutely abhor alcohol and drugs, she needs to get help. I’ll miss her but she needs to sort herself out or she will be dead in two years.’
Charles Bronson, pictured in 2005, recently revealed he is divorcing his wife after just eight months of marriage
Paula began to rub her eyes with a tissue as she admitted that she has struggled with addiction.
She responded: ‘I have got an alcohol problem, I’ve got a drug problem, a prescription drug problem. I’ve had it for years. I know I have.
‘Every single messed up thing I’ve done for a long long time is through alcohol and it needs to stop. It needs to stop and he’s made me realise that.’
Bronson first struck up a relationship with Miss Williamson – who also had roles in Emmerdale and Hollyoaks – back in 2013 after they started writing to one another.
Ms Williamson said she wanted to apologise to Bronson for ‘humiliating’ him with the pictures
She told the panel, who last October had warned her against the relationship, that she was there to eat ‘humble pie’
The pair married at HMP Wakefield in November last year, and had begun dating when they started writing to each other
The couple were married in November last year, and Williamson has appeared on Loose Women in the past to defend their relationship, claiming he’d changed.
However, today she said she had been wrong to trust him, after his violence continued after they got married.
She said today: ‘As humiliation goes I have been very humiliated. I’ve come on this show I’ve done media because Charlie wanted me to do that and said he was not violent, he’s this he’s that.
‘Within months he’s reoffended, then he’s offended again, then he’s reoffended again and again.’
Ms Williamson says she is now free to find somebody else now the marriage has come to an end (pictured last year)
She told the panel, who last October had warned her against the relationship, that she was there to eat ‘humble pie’.
However, she said didn’t care if people criticised her now the marriage was coming to an end.
She continued: ‘They can say what they want because I am a strong woman. I am free, I can find someone else.’
‘I don’t want anybody else. I’ve had that much attention as well it’s ridiculous.’
PAULA WILLAMSON’S RELATIONSHIP WITH CHARLES BRONSON
Paula Williamson started exchanging letters to Britian’s most violent prisoner Charles Bronson in 2013.
The continued writing while Bronson was engaged to his former partner Lorraine Etherington in 2015.
The former couple finally met for the first time in November 2016 when Williamson visited him in HMP Wakefield.
Paula Williamson covers her face as she enters HMP Wakefield to marry Charles Bronson in November 2017
He proposed to her on Valentine’s Day 2017 by serenading her with a personalised version of the Frank Sinatra classic My Way from a prison pay phone.
They married in November last year and walked down the aisle to the Death March.
In April this year Williamson admitted they were facing problems in their marriage, which she said had been rocked by Bronson’s bad behaviour and bizarre demands.
She had reportedly been ordered by Bronson to stay slim by doing 400 sit ups a day as he tells her ‘don’t get fat’.
Last week it emerged that Bronson was seeking a divorce after he felt ‘humiliated’ by pictures of his wife on a night out in Tenerife.
Bronson, who is now called Charles Salvador after changing his name by deed poll in tribute to artist Salvador Dali, is serving a life sentence for robbery and kidnap in Wakefield prison.
Bronson was jailed for armed robbery in 1974 but has seen time added on to his sentence for multiple violent outbursts inside.
Paula appeared as a stripper in Emmerdale and on Coronation Street in 2008, 2011 and 2012 as an unnamed Nurse at Weatherfield General.