Snooker: Who Is Mark Selby Father David Selby? Dad and Mum Shirley Selby Age Difference

Snooker: Who Is Mark Selby Father David Selby? Dad and Mum Shirley Selby Age Difference

Snooker player Mark Selby Father David Selby passed away due to cancer. Who is his wife?

Selby is an English professional snooker player who has won 20 ranking titles, seven minor rankings, and eight non-ranking. As of January 12, 2022, he has 714-century breaks. He is a four-time and the reigning World Snooker Champion.

Mark turned professional in 1999 and has won the UK Championship twice and the Masters thrice. He won the England Under-15 Championship in 1998 and made his Crucible debut in 2005. 

Who Is Mark Selby Father David Selby?

Mark Selby was just 16 years when his father, David Selby, passed away due to cancer in 1999. He has talked about the pain of losing his father in several interviews. He was suffering from the loss for several months.

Selby started living with the snooker coach and family friend, Alan Perkins, after his father’s death. He contemplated suicide after his dad died, but Alan motivated him to start playing snooker, as his father would have wanted him to keep playing and try his best.

He curled into a ball and did not want to play snooker. Mark even admitted to having suicidal thoughts, and playing snooker was the last thing in his mind. 

It still upsets Mark every day knowing that his father is not here to see his achievements. He always wanted to make his father proud and hopes that David is looking down and seeing everything he has achieved, reports WST.

Meet Mark Selby Mum Shirley Selby

Mark Selby’s mum Shirley Selby abandoned him at the age of eight. He was forced to watch his parents split up when he was gloving his first title at the Crucible.

Selby has not seen or spoken to his mother ever since she abandoned him and the family. Shirley lives in Leicester, and Mark has not contacted her.

What Is Mark Selby Wife Vikki Layton Age?

Mark Selby and his wife, Vikki Layton, got married in May 2011 in Cancun, Mexico. The couple met on the professional circuit and started dating in 2006. Mark proposed to Vikki on a gondola in Venice in August 2010, reports The Sun.

Vikki is a former Irish international pool player who represented Suffolk and the Republic of Ireland. She was born in Ipswich, and her current age is 43 years. She often attends his major games and cheers for him.

Mark and Vikki’s daughter, Sofia Maria Selby, was born in 2014.