It is often said that behind every great man is a great woman. Never has this been more true than in the case of UFC fighter Connor McGregor. But who is the beautiful lady always seen supporting him at ringside? Is that Conor McGregor’s wife?
Not just yet. For the moment, it’s his long-term partner, soon-to-be-wife and fiancée, Dee Devlin.
Who is Dee Devlin? Read on as we give you the must-know guide to Conor McGregor’s future wife.
Who Is Conor McGregor’s Future Wife?
Devlin is a small-town girl from a suburb known as Walkinstown in Dublin, Ireland. Despite her current business acumen, she was never academically inclined. At the age of 15, she dropped out of school and took up a number of menial part-time jobs.
One of these was a part-time modeling job. However, it was low paid and Devlin continued without a definite career path.
Conor McGregor and Dee Devlin
In 2008, Devlin met McGregor in a nightclub. McGregor himself had just given up on his plumbing apprenticeship to follow a career as an MMA fighter. The two started a relationship and Devlin was extremely supportive of his new career path.
At first, things were tight for the couple. Strapped for cash, they were forced to move into McGregor’s family home and take the attic room.
Soon Devlin would become an integral part, not just of his life, but also his career. She began to organize his finances and arrange his training schedules. Even to this day, she is still part of his management and PR team, while also managing his whisky brand.
Conor McGregor does not hide the debt of gratitude he owes to his future wife. In an interview with MMA fighting, he told the magazine: “My girlfriend has been there since the start. She has helped me throughout this career. If it wasn’t for her, I probably wouldn’t be where I am today.”
The Rise to Stardom
In April 2013, McGregor won his debut UFC fight at ‘Knockout of the Night’ in Sweden. This would lead to a string of bouts that would culminate in his May 2015 victory over Chad Mendes. He would be crowned the interim UFC featherweight champion.
That same year, he would get undisputed status as he beat Jose Aldo. Aldo was knocked out in just 16 seconds, and Dee was the first one to post about how proud she was of her man.
However, it has not just been good times the couple has gone through. McGregor’s career did take a hit in 2016 when he took a defeat to Nate Diaz. Confused and in a rarely seen unconfident state, Devlin was by his side and reassured him that everything was fine.
With Devlin in his corner, it was inevitable that McGregor would soon bounce back. And he did, defeating Diaz in a rematch and going on to hold two belts when he defeated Eddie Alvarez in November 2016.
The McGregor Clan
McGregor has made no secret about his desire and love for family. He was noted in multiple interviews saying how his career was about getting financial security for his family. He is quoted as saying:
“I’m doing this to secure my family’s future and Dee’s future. One day, I want myself and Dee to be able to chill on a beach and not have any worry in the world.
“That’s why I’m doing this. I want to be financially secure by the time I have kids. When that happens, I want to be ready.”
The pair are lucky enough to have two children. Their first child was a boy, named Connor Jack McGregor Jr. Born in May 2017, Connor Jack has been known to be a very active little boy. He is often seen training hard with his father.
Their second child was born in January 2019. The baby was given the name of ‘Crois.’ This is a name of Irish origin that translates to the word heart.
They announced the third child in 2021. On a family photograph shared on social media, son McGregor Jr was seen holding a scan of the unborn child. The quote read “So much to look forward to in 2021.”
The Devlin Family
Devlin’s own family is obviously close to her heart, and she is often seen with them on social media. She is extremely close to her two sisters, Cathy and Sarah.
Just like Dee modeled in her early days, Sarah is also signed to a modeling agency. She is the godmother to McGregor and Dee’s children. Their other sister, Cathy, keeps a much lower profile but occasionally takes to Twitter with a few pictures.
Dee Devlin the Time Keeper
McGregor is one of the wealthiest sportspeople in the world, so it comes as no surprise that he likes to buy expensive gifts. As well as the sports cars, he is known to buy high-end watches for his fiancee Dee. Her watch collection is renowned and has some extremely valuable pieces.
In 2016 Devlin received the award for the most stylish newcomer at the VIP 2016 style awards. Her gift from McGregor was a Rolex encrusted with diamonds, from Audemars Piguet diamond-pave watches. The watch came in a his and hers set; one for Conor McGregor and one for his future wife.
The Future For Conor McGregor and His (Soon-To-Be) Wife
McGregor did state that he did not intend to return to the UFC unless given shares in the company. The couple did have more than enough to keep them busy. McGregor seemed busy training his children to be the next great mixed martial artists.
However, McGregor did return to the Octagon. He will face off against Dustin Poirier on July 10th at UFC 264. It is certain that Devlin will be by his side.
As for the future of their relationship, it appears as though a wedding is coming soon. McGregor seemingly confirmed it when he announced their engagement on Instagram in August 2020 with the caption, “What a birthday, My future wife!”
The Third Child
In May 2021, Dee Devlin and McGregor announced the birth of their third child. Named Rian, the young boy takes this happy family up to five. With Devlin firmly at the helm, it is fair to say that she is more than just Conor McGregor’s future wife, but a great mother and businesswoman, too.
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