Charles Bronson reconnects with ex-wife after 50 years and wants to remarry her
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Charles Bronson's ex-wife Irene Dunroe has shared that she's reconnected with the notorious prisoner and that he wants to buy the 71-year-old a ring.
Bronson and Dunroe met as teenagers and went on to wed in 1972.
Their marriage was short-lived, however, with the pair officially divorcing in 1997.
Over the course of their relationship, they welcomed son Michael, now 51.
Then, in 1974, Bronson was initially jailed for armed robbery and has since remained behind bars for a string of convictions both in and outside of prison.
While Dunroe, 71, and Bronson, 70, ended their relationship decades ago, the pair have always stayed in touch and, in light of them both being single again, Bronson's said to have expressed a desire to remarry his 'first love' Dunroe.
Dunroe visited her ex in prison for two hours on 29 August, and hopes to see him again before Christmas.
While they've stayed in touch, this was the first time she's seen Bronson face-to-face since ending their relationship.
During their chat, Bronson expressed his desire of buying Dunroe a ring before her next visit.
"I think he probably does want more than friendship," Dunroe told The Mirror.
"I wasn't really thinking about that as there's too much going on in my head at the moment. I just want him out. He said I haven't changed at all and he was looking into my eyes and saying you've still got the same gorgeous eyes."
She went on: "He was full of compliments. He's always saying that he wants to try the relationship, and that he's always loved me - that I'm his first love. We don't know what's in the future but he says he wants to get a ring for me for Christmas so he is thinking things like that. But I'm not sure on all of that yet."
Dunroe went on to express her hopes of her ex-husband being released from prison soon, but things don't look very optimistic in light of the 70-year-old's parole being denied earlier this year.
Bronson changed his name to Charles Salvador in 2014 in tribute to Salvador Dali.
The Parole Board's said of its decision: "After considering the circumstances of his offending, the progress that Mr Salvador has made while in custody and the evidence presented at the hearings, the panel was not satisfied that Mr Salvador was suitable for release.
“Nor did the panel recommend to the Secretary of State that he should be transferred to an open prison.”
Despite the recent setback, Dunroe says Bronson remains 'positive' as 'he's behaved well for eight years now'.