Is Lee Murray’s Wife Nicola? Married Life And Children


Former MMA Fighter Lee Murray, Convicted Of Robbery, Got 25 Years Of Sentence

A former MMA fighter and now a convicted bank robber, Lee Murray’s second wife, Nicola, awaits his release from the 25-year sentence in Morocco. The two met & became friends while Murray competed in the MMA and later married during his time in prison.

With his current wife, Nicola, Lee is the father of a son. Earlier, he was in a marital relationship with his then-wife (schooltime sweetheart) Siobhan Rowlings and welcomed a daughter.

Nicknamed “Lightening Lee” for his speed and agility as an MMA fighter, Murray’s career ended in 2005 after a stabbing incident that left him with punctured lungs and severed artery.

Afterward, he returned to the path of crime and got involved in a £53 million ($92 million) heist. His life story of childhood struggle, relationship, and crimes became the basis of the docuseries Catching Lightning.

This article explores more about Lee Murray’s wife, relationship, kids, and family.

Quick Facts Of Lee Murray

Name Lee Brahim Murray-Lamrani
NicknameLightening Lee
Date of BirthNovember 12, 1977
Birth PlaceGreenwich, London, England
Age46 (as of February 2024)
Height6 feet (1.83 m)
Weight185 lbs (84 kg)
ProfessionFormer MMA Fighter
MMA Record8-2 (win-loss)
Sexual OrientationStraight
Career Active1999-2004
Social MediaInstagram

Who Is Lee Murray Married To Now? Who Is Nicola Murray?

The former MMA fighter Lee Murray’s second wife is Nicola Murray; however, she maintains distance from the media limelight.

According to her interview in Catching Lightning, she and Lee got married when the latter was incarcerated (he is still in prison) in a Morroco for his involvement in the robbery in England.

As reported, the two became friends while Murray competed in the MMA and became closer after the MMA fighter separated from his first wife following his arrest.

Speaking of her chemistry and courtship with her convicted husband, Nicola said,

“The more we spoke, we just naturally fell in love. It just, like, evolved. It just naturally… it just happened.”

Former MMA Fighter & Banker Robbery Convict Lee Murray Married His Second Wife, Nicola, While In Prison
Former MMA Fighter & Banker Robbery Convict Lee Murray Married His Second Wife, Nicola, While In Prison (Source: The Irish Sun)

In the same interview, she added that her husband always kept a positive attitude despite his situation. She would tell him that his crime was the “stupidest” thing to do, while he would respond that ‘if he didn’t do the robbery, then they wouldn’t be together.’

Even if Nicola admitted that engaging in crime was wrong, she claimed that her beau was not the mastermind of the robbery in real life, unlike how the media & stories interpreted him.

While giving an interview, Murray’s wife covered her face due to privacy reasons but stated that she came forth to uncheck many lies that were floating around about her husband.

Marital StatusMarried
Children Lilly and Lorenzo Murray
Current WifeNicole Murray (second wife)
Ex-Wife Siobhan Rowlings (2000- 2008)

Lee Murray stripped of prison privileges After Fathering A Son With Nicola

The English-Moroccan MMA fighter and his current wife, Nicola Murray, welcomed a son, Lorenzo, around January 2010 while he was still incarcerated. He was on a 10-year sentence (later extended to 25 years) in Kenitra prison in Morrocco.

Speaking of his wife and son, Lee said,

“In prison, you get to see what’s important in life. In that time, I had my youngest son Lorenzo, and also got my wife Nicola, and I wouldn’t change them for the world.”

Murray's Wife Nicola And Son With Covered Faces For Privacy Reasons
Murray’s Wife Nicola And Son With Covered Faces For Privacy Reasons (Source: The Mirror)

However, the prison officials were furious after they found out that he had fathered a child with a woman (Nicola) whom he was not married to; as they were not spouses, it didn’t abide by the rules.

As a result, they stripped him of his prison luxuries and moved him to a stricter unit.

It was not the first time his actions in prison got him in trouble. Earlier, during a 2009 interview with a martial arts magazine, he boasted about a luxurious life in jail, that he could use mobiles and watch TVs and even “p**nography.”

As a punishment for his remarks, he had to serve in solitary confinement.

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Nicola Says She Will Wait For Murray: When Is Lee Murray’s Release Date?

During her interview for the docuseries Catching Lightening, Nicola stated that she would ‘wait every year’ for her husband’s release from prison.

So, when does Murray get out? Lee is expected to be released from jail in 2035.

Murray Who Received A 10-Year And Later A 25-Year Sentence In Morocco Is Expected To Release In 2035
Murray, Who Received A 10-Year And Later A 25-Year Sentence In Morocco, Is Expected To Release In 2035 (Source: The Sun)

In the wake of the £53 million robbery in England, Lee fled to Morroco, where he got arrested in June 2006 on the charge of possession of ‘hard drugs.’ In June 2010, after his conviction on the aforementioned robbery charge, the Morroco court sentenced him to 10 years in prison.

Following a failed appeal of his sentence and given a history of his foiled prison break attempt (in 2009), he received an extended sentence of 25 years on November 30, 2010.

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Murray Is A One-Time Divorcee: Ex-Wife Siobhan & Daughter

Lee Brahim Murray-Lamrani was in a marital relationship with his school sweetheart-turned-wife, Siobhan Rowlings, for eight years. The two met at Foxfield Primary School, where Rowlings was three years junior to Murray.

After dating for many years, the MMA fighter and his girlfriend (now ex-wife) welcomed a daughter, Lilly Jane, on December 24, 1998. At that time, he was only 21 years old.

The couple married on November 24, 2000, a year after he made his MMA. In his wedding certificate, he addressed himself as a “professional fighter.”

Lee Murray's Ex-Wife Siobhan Rowlings And Daughter Lilly
Lee Murray’s Ex-Wife Siobhan Rowlings And Daughter Lilly (Source: Facebook)

However, after his arrest and imprisonment in 2006 in Morocco for his involvement in the robbery of Securitas depot robbery, their relationship went downhill. Two years later, in 2008, they divorced while Murry was still in prison.

As reported, when Murray ran to Morrocco after the robbery, his wife, Siobhan, went there to see him. So, the police officials followed Siobhan and eventually arrested him in collaboration with Moroccan authorities.

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Where Is Lee Murray’s Ex-Wife And Daughter Now?

Following their divorce, Lee’s ex-wife, Siobhan, moved on with her new partner, whom she often features on her Facebook (@siobhan.rowling). According to her Facebook posts, she lives in London, the UK, and works as a dental healthcare worker.

On the other, his daughter, Lilly, who is 25 now, works as a housing officer at The London Landlord (2017- present). She briefly worked at Urban Spaces (as an assistant administrator) and Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer (as a legal secretary).

She graduated from North Kent College in 2016.

Lilly Lamrani-Murray With Her Partner Archie, And Mother, Shiobhan Rowlings
Lilly Lamrani-Murray With Her Partner Archie And Mother, Siobhan Rowlings (Source: Facebook)

Lilly is the mother of a baby girl with her partner, Archie House, who works as a lift engineer. They shared pictures from the baby shower and gender reveal party on Facebook in June 2023.

Despite her father’s history of crime, she still admires her dad and has initiated a petition, “Free Lee Murray,” on, pleading for pardon for her father to Royal Highness King Mohammed VI.

She is active on Facebook with the username @lilly.murray.3 and on Instagram as @lillmurrayy.

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