Aston Merrygold biography: age, height, parents, net worth, partner

Aston Merrygold biography: age, height, parents, net worth, partner

Aston Merrygold is a British songwriter, singer, dancer, and television personality. He is a member of the British boyband JLS who were the runner-ups to Alexander Burke in Season Five of the X-Factor. The star is also a judge of a British dance talent show named Got to Dance. He has also made appearances on TV shows and programs such as Fun Song Factory, and Strictly Come Dancing.

Aston Merrygold
Aston Merrygold attends the annual ICAP charity day at ICAP on December 5, 2017 in London, England. Photo: Chris Jackson
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When he was younger, he wanted to be a professional footballer and even represented England in the European Youth Games. However, this changed after he developed a nerve problem in his left foot. He instead focused on music and acting.

Here is everything you need to know about the star:

Profile summary

  • Full name: Aston Iain Merrygold
  • Birthday: February 13, 1988
  • Zodiac sign: Aquarius
  • Age: 32
  • Nationality: British
  • Girlfriend: Sarah Richards
  • Height: 5 Feet 5 inches (165 centimeters)
  • Weight: 61 Kilograms

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Aston Merrygold biography

The singer was born on February 13, 1988, in Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, England. As of 2021, Aston Merrygold age is 33. He was born to an Anglo-Irish mother and Jamaican father. However, Aston Merrygold parents separated while he was still young, which lead to his mother, Siobhan remarrying Orjan.

His mother and stepfather raised him in Peterborough. The star has six siblings (5 brothers and one sister) from his biological and step-parent.


Aston childhood aspiration was to play football professionally. He was talented and even represented England in the European Youth Games while attending secondary school. However, this changed after he developed a nerve problem in his left foot.

He made his first appearance on TV in 2002 in the show Stars In Their Eyes where he performed Rockin' Robin by Michael Jackson. His role on the show helped him get a job as an entertainer at Pop Star Studios in Fletton Peterborough.

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The star later featured in the new ITV program, Fun Song Factory in 2004 alongside Children's TV presenter Laura Hamilton. It is while auditioning for the show that Ashton met future bandmate Marvin Humes.

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Jonathan Gill, Marvin Humes, Ortise Williams and Aston Merrygold of JLS pose for a group shot on Day 1 of BBC Radio at Lydiard Park on May 9, 2009 in Swindon, England. Photo: Andy Sheppard
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JLS a.k.a Jack the Lad Swing was formed in 2007 under the name of UFO (Unique Famous Outrageous). The band was a four-piece boyband made up of Oritse Williams, Marvin Humes, Aston Merrygold, and Jonathan Gill.

The band auditioned for the fifth season of the U.K. singing competition X-Factor in 2008 where they were the runner-ups to Alexander Burke. Throughout the contest, their performance received mixed comments from the judges.

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Ortise Williams, Marvin Humes, Jonathan Gill and Aston Merrygold pose backstage at T4 on the Beach on July 19, 2009 in Weston-Super-Mare, England. Photo: Jo Hale
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In April 2013, the band announced that their tour (The Greatest Hits Tour) would be their last as a four. They released four studio albums and five number-one singles as a band in a span of five years together. While announcing their breakup, they released the following statement:

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Goodbye. The Greatest Hits Tour will be the last time that we will perform together as a four and we want to make sure that this tour is the best ever and that we end on a high! We will always remain brothers and friends and we will always be your boys. Thanks to all of you guys, your support, your dedication and you have changed our lives forever. We wouldn't be where we are today without you.

Here is a list of Aston Merrygold songs:

  • Get Stupid - 2015
  • Show Me -2015
  • Ain't Missing You (featuring LDN Noise) -2016
  • Too Late - 2016
  • One Night in Paris - 2017
  • Precious (Joe Ayoub / Shy Carter / Brett Farkas) - 2017
  • Across My Heart (featuring Gawler) - 2018

How much is he worth

As of 2021, Aston Merrygold net worth is estimated to be £6 million. His primary source of income comes from his music and work as a judge in Got To Dance. In addition to his wealth, he owns a blue £99,000 Audi R8 and £152,000 Ferrari.

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Aston Merrygold attends the launch of Berkley London, a bespoke luxury chauffeur & concierge founded by John Newman, on March 4, 2020 in London, England. Photo: David M. Benett
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Is Aston Merrygold gay?

He is not gay. There were rumors that he was gay and has come out to say that this ramous don't bother him. The star does not identify as gay or bisexual. Speaking about these allegations, he had this to say:

Anyone in a boyband from Take That to Boyzone to Westlife, they’ll tell you… it happens to them all. Back in the day you’d read stuff and it was like, ‘This one’s gay, this one’s this ‘n’ that’… It’s a bit, like, change the record. It’s all a bit boring.

Who is he dating?

The star is currently engaged to a former JLS dancer, Sarah Richards. They have been together for a while and announced their engagement on Instagram in 2017. Aston Merrygold wife Sarah Richards revealed that she was expecting a baby back in 2018. The two welcomed their firstborn child, Grayson Jax, later in 2018. In 2020, the couple welcomed their second son, Macaulay Shay.

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How tall is Aston Merrygold?

JLS boyband member Aston Merrygold height is 5 ft 5 inches (165.1 cm)

Aston Merrygold facts

  1. He has brown hair and eyes.
  2. During Summer 2012, he started his relationship with Sarah Richards, one of JLS’s backing dancers.
  3. He was signed to Warner Bros Records in July 2015 and released the single Get Stupid from his unreleased debut album Showstopper.
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Aston Merrygold attends the "Paw Patrol" gala screening at Cineworld Leicester Square on January 19, 2020 in London, England. Photo: Dave J Hogan
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Aston Merrygold is a talented singer, dancer, and television personality. He is an exceptional talent who continues to wow us with his abilities.

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