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Inside Julian Assange’s ‘secret household of affection kids’ from his life earlier than Wikileaks – and the groupies who threw themselves at him

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Inside Julian Assange’s ‘secret household of affection kids’ from his life earlier than Wikileaks – and the groupies who threw themselves at him


Julian Assange as soon as boasted he had a minimum of 4 kids in maybe as many international locations, however surprisingly, for a champion of fact, no-one is aware of if that is true.

The freed WikiLeaks founder has three confirmed offspring from two relationships however rumours persist that he might have many extra – fuelled by his personal feedback.

He as soon as described himself on OkCupid courting web site as ’87 per cent s**t’ and stated he was searching for ‘a siren for [a] love affair, kids and occasional prison conspiracy.’

Assange, 52, fathered his first son, Daniel, in 1989 – when he was simply 18 – together with his 17-year-old spouse Teresa, after the couple met at a program for presented kids in Melbourne when she was solely 16.

Teresa fled the wedding quickly after Daniel’s first birthday, which led to a bitter custody battle between Teresa and Assange.

In a 2010 interview with web site Crikey, Daniel, a software program designer in Melbourne on the time, revealed he had misplaced contact with Assange, regardless of his father asking him to hitch Wikileaks in 2007.

Daniel, nevertheless, denied there was any enmity between them. 

‘It was only a common decline of relations,’ he stated. 

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange kisses his wife Stella Moris after arriving at Canberra Airport

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange kisses his spouse Stella Moris after arriving at Canberra Airport

‘I used to be stepping into my late teenage years, and single father and teenage son do not combine notably properly in a single home.

‘As for him not contacting me following that, it is most likely a minimum of partly an try to guard me.

‘If it was identified that I used to be the son and straight concerned in a roundabout way, there was a probability of a direct retaliation, and my father was fairly involved about such issues.’

In 2006, Assange launched WikiLeaks and likewise created the OkCupid courting profile utilizing the identify of American science fiction author, Harry Harrison.

‘WARNING: Desire a common, right down to earth man? Hold transferring … I’m DANGER, ACHTUNG!’ the profile bragged.

Assange stated he was 36, 6ft 2ins and a ‘passionate, and infrequently pig-headed activist mental…directing a consuming, harmful human rights undertaking’.

Stella Moris (centre) and sons, Gabriel (right) and Max (left) leave Belmarsh Prison after visiting her partner and their father, Julian Assange in 2020

Stella Moris (centre) and sons, Gabriel (proper) and Max (left) depart Belmarsh Jail after visiting her associate and their father, Julian Assange in 2020

In 2010 as his fame exploded when Wikileaks revealed 250,000 secret US diplomatic cables, Assange was stated to be having fun with a rock star’s love life.

‘A variety of girls have been extraordinarily interested in Julian, and after a couple of minutes, they provided themselves to him,’ a Swedish WikiLeaks employee instructed the Day by day Mail.

‘They have been like groupies with (Rolling Stones singer) Mick Jagger, and he takes these alternatives.’ 

In his e-book Inside WikiLeaks, Daniel Domscheit-Berg, who was a colleague on the pro-transparency web site, wrote that Assange would usually boast about having a minimum of 4 ‘love kids’.

‘He appeared to benefit from the thought of heaps and plenty of Julians, one on each continent,’  Mr Domscheit-Berg wrote.

In a 2015 open letter to French newspaper Le Monde Assange revealed he had a baby residing with an unnamed mom in France. 

A US reporter even alleged Assange ‘stole’ his English girlfriend whereas they have been consuming at a restaurant in Stockholm in 2010.

The journalist claimed Assange ignored him and as a substitute centered intently on his girlfriend, even following her out for a cigarette. 

‘Once they hadn’t come again after 45 minutes I went to see what was occurring,’ the journalist stated.

Daniel Assange is Assange's son from a relationship the WikiLeaks founder had in his teens

Daniel Assange is Assange’s son from a relationship the WikiLeaks founder had in his teenagers

‘They have been standing very shut collectively a little bit manner down the road, and Julian was whispering in her ear.’ 

Later the journalist stated he noticed his girlfriend and Assange strolling hand in hand, and claimed that when he challenged the WikiLeaks founder, ‘he dropped right into a basic fighter’s pose, together with his fists up’.

‘Assange appeared to benefit from humiliating me,’ the reporter stated.

Nonetheless, just a few days after this incident, Assange would have two sexual encounters which led to 2 girls, who have been solely named as Miss A and M, making allegations of sexual misconduct towards him. 

When requested to remark by a Swedish newspaper on the police accusations, Assange replied: ‘Their identities have been made nameless so even I don’t know who they’re.’

On 18 November 2010, the Swedish authorities ordered the detention of Assange on suspicion of rape, three circumstances of sexual molestation and illegal coercion and a European warrant for his arrest was issued.

Nonetheless, after Assange holed up in London’s Ecuadorian embassy and fought authorized battles towards extradition to Sweden the prosecution dropped the case in 2019 saying the lapse of time had ‘weakened the proof’ they’d depend on.

Whereas Assange was within the Ecuadorian embassy, the place he claimed political asylum, one in every of his extra glamorous guests was Baywatch TV star Pamela Anderson, which led to rumours the pair have been romantically concerned.

Baywatch TV star Pamela Anderson was a frequent visitor with Assange when he was holed up in the Ecuadorian embassy leading to rumours the pair had a romantic involvement

Baywatch TV star Pamela Anderson was a frequent customer with Assange when he was holed up within the Ecuadorian embassy resulting in rumours the pair had a romantic involvement

Throughout an interview with Australian KIIS FM’s Kyle and Jackie O in 2017, Assange was requested about this straight.

‘What I actually need to know, is what is going on on with you and Pamela Anderson?’ Sandilands requested, ‘Some form of romance there?’

‘Yeah, lots of people need to know that which is useful to attract consideration to the state of affairs, however, uh, Pamela Anderson’s a formidable determine,’ he stated whereas chuckling.

Individually Anderson stated she and Assange have been simply mates however that their relationship was ‘invigorating, horny and humorous.’

‘One night time, Julian and I shared a powerful bottle of mescal. We handed out, and I awakened at 4 within the morning together with his cat on my chest,’ Anderson wrote in her 2023 memoir. 

‘We might each fallen asleep following a barely frisky, enjoyable, alcohol-induced night time collectively. My automotive was nonetheless ready outdoors, and I am certain that despatched some tongues wagging.’

In 2011, whereas underneath home arrest Assange met 28-year-old South African-born lawyer Sara Gonzalez Devant, at a property owned by Wikileaks supporter Captain Vaughan Smith. 

After becoming a member of Assange’s authorized crew to help combat towards extradition to Sweden the lawyer modified her identify to Stella Moris to safeguard her identification and defend her household.

The pair bonded over their sturdy beliefs in freedom of data and likewise shared tales of their disjointed childhoods

 ‘He (Assange) had a really intense gaze,’ Ms Moris stated of Assange in a 2021 interview with the Guardian. 

‘He did not do small discuss. He wished to know the place I used to be coming from. The day I met him, we spoke for 2 hours. I instructed him about my life. Julian is not like anybody I’ve ever met.’

Assange and his wife Stella Moris kept their relationship a secret for three years even as they got engaged and had two children

Assange and his spouse Stella Moris stored their relationship a secret for 3 years whilst they bought engaged and had two kids

‘I spent a variety of time with him. I bought to know him,’ she says. 

Regardless of Assange tenting out in the Ecuadorian embassy the pair managed to start out courting however stored their relationship secret for 3 years. 

‘We arrange a tent for privateness and escapism – it was fairly cosy,’ Moris stated. 

‘The cameras multiplied over time. Ultimately there was nowhere to go with out one hanging over your head…We by no means confirmed affection in entrance of individuals. Some conversations we had on paper, like once I instructed him I used to be pregnant.’ 

They clandestinely bought engaged in 2017, the identical yr their first son Gabriel was born, with Max following in 2019.

Ms Moris later revealed she managed to maintain the pregnancies a secret from her household by sporting saggy clothes.

In November 2021 the couple have been married in London’s Belmarsh Jail, with Ms Moris sporting a gown designed by Vivienne Westwood. 

Solely six friends have been in attendance, together with Assange’s two brothers and his father.

After profitable his protracted authorized battle to keep away from extradition to the US and flying into Canberra on Wednesday night time Assange was lastly capable of give his spouse a hug and kiss as a free man.

‘It was a very long time coming, we weren’t allowed to kiss in Belmarsh jail, so it was the perfect day of my life,’ Ms Moris, who campaigned tirelessly for her husband’s freedom, instructed Channel 9.

‘We have been simply crying and overcome by emotion, everybody was crying once we went into the lounge, everybody was crying and I am nonetheless crying.

‘It was it was indescribable and it was unbelievable.’

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