Sam Faiers boyfriend Paul Knightley: Job, family and age revealed

11 September 2019, 16:30 | Updated: 1 April 2020, 15:23

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What does Paul Knightley do? What's his role at Sam Faiers' business All Bits London? Here's everything you need to know about The Mummy Diaries star.

Sam Faiers is back with series seven of her family reality show The Mummy Diaries which follows her and sister Billie Faiers through their journey of motherhood.

This means plenty of the Faiers family, including Sam's boyfriend Paul Knightley, are shown off throughout the series - so what do we know about her partner of four years? What does he do for a job?

Here's everything you need to know about Paul from his occupation and All Bits London business, his family and his age:

Who is Paul Knightley?

Paul is a 32-year-old former property developer from Essex.

He is now best known as Sam Faiers' boyfriend and baby daddy, and works full time with her on their clothing website.

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Will Sam Faiers and Paul Knightley get married? 

Sam has made no secret of her desire to get hitched to Paul, but he has his own views, telling Billie that he would say NO if Sam ever went down on one knee.

Sam later told OK! Magazine: "Of course I’d love to get married, but I’m not some creepy girlfriend who begs her boyfriend to propose.

"I know he’ll ask me at some point so I’m in no rush. We get asked all the time so it puts a lot of pressure on him. We’ve spoken about marriage – it’s definitely on the cards.

"We’ve said we won’t have any more children until we get married though."

After recent fan speculation, Sam told the Mirror: "I'm not engaged yet," before adding that she sometimes gets upset when fans troll him on social media for not popping the question.

"He doesn't take anything personally which is good, I do sometimes," Sam admitted.

What is Paul Knightley's job? 

Paul was a property developer when he met Sam, but now the couple work together on their clothing business, All Bits London. 

The brand sells womenswear, maternity clothes, jewellery, scarves and other accessories. 

According to, Paul, Sam and John Bailey are listed as directors of the company.  

On a previous episode of The Mummy Diaries, Sam explained that the variety of stock had inspired the name - they sell a bit of everything. 

In April the Daily Mail claimed the brand was expected to have a turnover of £1.8 MILLION in 2018. 

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A source said: “Sam is no stranger to making money and she knew that instead of being paid by other fashion brands to promote their clothing, she could create her own business to capitalise on her following. 

“Sam is heavily involved in the day to day running of the business and has personally designed a number of the brands collections herself.”

There are four other members of staff working on the brand who Paul manages. 

How did Sam Faiers and Paul Knightley meet?

Paul and Sam met in October 2014 at swanky kebab house Sheesh in Chigwell, Essex. 

She had recently broke up with TOWIE co-star Joey Essex - and later told the Mail Online that meeting the love of her life came as a huge surprise. 

Sam said: “I didn't expect to meet anyone... particularly after such an on-off relationship. I suppose they say it happens when you're not looking for it.”

Sam Faiers and Paul Knightley children

Sam and Paul had been dating for ten months when she fell pregnant with their first child, baby Paul.

He was born on December 29, 2015, and featured on Sam’s first foray in to solo reality TV, The Baby Diaries. 

Sam said: "We always wanted him to be called Paul after his dad. It's traditional and we didn't have any other names on the list, so he's Paul and his middle name is Tony after Paul's brother, his Uncle Tony."

The couple have since welcomed a little girl, Rosie. 

Rosie Knightley was born on November 11, 2017 and has also appeared on Sam’s reality shows.

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Who is Paul Knightley’s mum? 

Paul’s mum Gaynor, who is a devout Christian and devoted grandma to baby Paul and Rosie. 

Scenes aired showing Paul kissing his mum on the lips in the first series, an action that sparked a national debate about how old is too old to be so close to your parents. 

Sam later admitted she blamed herself for the backlash.

She said: "That was the first time he had done any TV and I feel partly to blame because I really threw him in at the deep end and he wasn't comfortable with it all yet."

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