Inside the VERY luxurious life of one of Britain’s biggest families – fr

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Inside the VERY luxurious life of one of Britain’s biggest families – fr


A couple of nine have revealed how they rebuilt their very lavish lifestyles after being nearly homeless four years ago.

Fran and Layden Seymour, from Suffolk, appeared on ITV’s Biggest Families: 31 Kids And Counting The Pennies, which aired last night, where they shared details about their luxurious lives.

The couple – who are the parents of Taylor, 21, Oliver, 19, Morgan, 17, Ashton, 15, Jenson, 13, Tristan, 11, Gemma, nine, Xavier, five and Radley, three years old – recounted how they were forced to move into a trailer when they were in huge debt in 2017.

But their luck turned around after investing in a soft play center that saw them buy a series of other businesses – with the family now renovating a 15th century pub into a boutique hotel for £ 100,000.

The family are now spending a ‘phenomenal amount of money’ on their family, splashing out on luxury cars, a Rolex collection worth £ 70,000 and Layden even gifted Fran with a £ 2,300 helicopter ride on the day of his birth. anniversary.

Fran and Layden Seymour, from Suffolk, are the parents of Taylor, 21, Oliver, 19, Morgan, 17, Ashton, 15, Jenson, 13, Tristan, 11, Gemma, nine, Xavier, five years old and Radley, three years old.

The couple, pictured ahead of a £ 2,300 helicopter flight, have revealed how they rebuilt their very lavish lifestyles after being nearly homeless four years ago.

“The idea of ​​not having a big family, we would be bored, what would we do with our time? ”Layden said.

“If we thought about what we needed we would probably think we couldn’t do it, the reality is actually pretty scary.

“We’re not the type to analyze what we need, but if you really think about it, it’s a phenomenal amount of money – so I’d rather not think about it. ”

Layden, 50, invested in a collection of lavish cars including a Bentley and a Land Rover, teasing, “I think I have more cars than children, Fran thinks I have too many. I have nine children and I would like ten, 11 or 12, it’s the same with cars.

Layden, 50, invested in a lavish car collection that included a Bentley and a Land Rover, teasing: 'I think I have more cars than kids'

Layden, 50, invested in a collection of lavish cars including a Bentley and a Land Rover, teasing: “I think I have more cars than children”

The documentary saw £ 800 spent on school uniforms and the couple spent £ 30,000 on electrical appliances for the family.  Pictured is their family home in Suffolk

The documentary saw £ 800 spent on school uniforms and the couple spent £ 30,000 on electrical appliances for the family. Pictured is their family home in Suffolk

The family has a ‘unlimited food budget, with a family barbecue of around 60 sausages and burgers, while Fran, 48, can sometimes go through five washes and three loads of dishwasher before lunch.

The documentary saw £ 800 spent on school uniforms and the couple exploded £ 30,000 on electrical appliances for the family, while one of the children’s sneaker collections includes a £ 450 pair he has sported once or twice.

Fran and Layden’s businesses include a children’s play center, with the father admitting, “The day we opened this place I had 13p in my bank account and it doesn’t feed a family like ours.”

Speaking of the “huge debts” he had accumulated, Layden continued, “I have been frivolous and reckless with money. I won a lot of money and we lost a lot of money and that has caused us problems in the past.

Faced with homelessness, parents have been told that they should all be separated from half of their children, and from each other, if they had been placed in a youth hostel.

In the photo, the family living in their friend's trailer

In the photo, the family living in their friend's trailer

A good friend of the couple lent them their trailer to live in, and parents were often hungry so their children could eat. In the photo, the family living in their friend’s trailer

The couple, pictured with their children at their Suffolk home, are now spending a 'phenomenal amount of money' on their family and Layden is determined to ensure her family's future financial security.

The couple, pictured with their children at their Suffolk home, are now spending a ‘phenomenal amount of money’ on their family and Layden is determined to ensure her family’s future financial security.

The father is pictured with his eldest daughter Taylor, 21, who sometimes helps the couple care for their eight siblings

The father is pictured with his eldest daughter Taylor, 21, who sometimes helps the couple care for their eight siblings

“As a large family, we were told we had to have two hostels – separate with an adult in each,” Layden said. “And so we made the choice that will never happen. ”

A good friend of the couple lent them their trailer to live in, and parents were often hungry so their children could eat.

“There were times the kids would say to Fran and I ‘Are you having dinner’, and we would say we ate earlier, but the truth was, we couldn’t afford to eat.

“It made a difference between Fran and me, she is afraid to go back and I think we live for today. ”

As their businesses flourished, the pandemic took a toll on family income, with Layden admitting, “We were very, very happy and then the global pandemic set in.

Their luck turned after investing in a soft play center that allowed them to buy a series of other companies.

Their luck turned after investing in a soft play center that allowed them to buy a series of other companies.

Fran and Layden's businesses include a children's play center, with the father admitting: 'The day we opened this place I had 13p in my bank account'

Fran and Layden’s businesses include a children’s play center, the father admitting: “The day we opened this place, I had 13p in my bank account”

Determined to ensure his family's future financial security, Layden set out to transform a former 15th century pub into a chic hotel for around £ 100,000.

Determined to ensure his family’s future financial security, Layden set out to transform a former 15th century pub into a chic hotel for around £ 100,000.

“We went into lockdown, it killed our business. This is a major concern for the Seymour family and I don’t know what the future holds.

Determined to ensure his family’s future financial security, Layden set out to transform a former 15th century pub into a chic hotel for around £ 100,000.

Layden admitted, “My experience in ads is next to zero, so it’s going to be a huge learning curve.”

Fran added, “Of course I’m afraid I’m going to stretch too much, but when you’ve been there and lost everything you have to take that risk, you think what’s the worst that can happen? ”

Despite their big investment, Layden hasn’t stopped giving his wife extravagant gifts, giving her a helicopter ride and a couples massage on her birthday.

Fran said that while the couple feared they would `` stretch too much, '' they were willing to take the risk to improve the lives of their children.

Fran said that while the couple feared “stretching too much”, they were willing to take the risk to improve the lives of their children.

Despite their big investment, Layden hasn't stopped giving his wife extravagant gifts, giving her a helicopter ride and a couples massage on her birthday.

Despite their big investment, Layden hasn’t stopped giving his wife extravagant gifts, giving her a helicopter ride and a couples massage on her birthday.

Despite all their huge financial burden, Layden says he wouldn't trade his big family for the world.

Despite all their huge financial burden, Layden says he wouldn’t trade his big family for the world.

After telling Fran that she was going on a regular shopping spree, Layden said, “Today hopefully will be a good day, I have a little surprise for her and she has no idea. what’s going to happen. ”

“Why are they a bloody super helicopter in our field,” said a shocked Fran as they passed through the family’s land.

“It’s a birthday present for you Fran,” Layden replied.

A delighted Fran said, “Are you crazy? Thought I was going shopping and I have a bag and a helicopter, what more could a woman ask for!

Despite all of their huge financial burden, Layden says he wouldn’t trade his big family for the world.

“It’s a wonderful trip and for me being a dad and seeing my kids achieve their dreams and follow their passions is the best thing in life,” he said.

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