Parenting

Lisa Curry, Grant Kenny, and Fifi Box’s family tree may look complicated, but upon inspection, it’s all love

''We always said we will always be there.''
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People from blended families know that explaining your family tree can be comically complicated at times, but love is there at the end of the day.

The United States of America have the Kardashians, but here in Australia, we have the Curry, Kenny, and Box clan, although that is where their connection to the reality television family ends.

This athletic family tree began when sporting legends Lisa Curry and Grant Kenny got married in 1986.

A few years later, the Olympic swimmer and Ironman welcomed their daughters Jaimi Lee, Morgan Gruell, and their son Jett Kenny.

For decades Lisa and Grant were Australia’s golden couple until they shocked the nation by separating in May 2009.

Lisa with her family for Christmas 2021.

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While we were never privy to the nitty-gritty of their relationship breakdown, we know it was a journey to finalise their departure from each other because they didn’t sign their divorce papers until 2017.

Lisa told Now To Love in 2020 that their biggest goal was to create a harmonious co-parenting situation for the sake of their children.

“Grant and I as parents, we always said we will always be there for all our kids, for everything that they do,” she explained.

“Every success, every failure, every try, everything, it didn’t matter. Just being there and being proud is really important as parents.”

Lisa broke down on I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here when she revealed that she couldn’t marry her new partner Mark Tabone because she was still married to Grant, but after meeting in 2015, they were able to wed three years later on the Sunshine Coast and in Malta.

“We thought it would be fun to take our wedding outfits on our honeymoon, so we could get some really unusual and fun wedding photos,” the 60-year-old told 9Honey in 2020.

Lisa continued: “We had photos taken in amazing places including at The Taj Mahal, on the suburban streets of India, at the pyramids in Egypt, on the sand dunes and at the gorgeous hotel in the desert, 200kms from Abu Dhabi on the edge of The Empty Quarter, and in Gozo, Malta where Mark spent his teenage years.”

Grant, 58, has yet to settle down again, but he and TV and radio personality Fifi Box share daughter, Trixie, who was born in 2014.

The unexpected couple kept Trixie’s parentage a secret for a while until the radio host finally shared a picture of them together to confirm the news.

Fifi Box with her two gorgeous daughters.

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Grant hasn’t spoken too much about their relationship, but in 2014 he told Woman’s Day, “I’m very happy” about becoming a father again.

Fifi has since given Trixie a sister called Daisy, who was welcomed via IVF.

Of course, the three children Grant shares with his first wife are all adults now, and Morgan even has a family of her own.

The 31-year-old met her husband, Ryan, who hails from Mooloolaba on the Sunshine Coast, but their relationship was long distance for a few years while Morgan danced for the Moulin Rouge in Paris.

They eventually wed in 2016, and she revealed on her Instagram alongside a shot of her holding hands with Ryan at the altar, “It was a beautiful day to marry the man of my dreams.”

In December 2018, they welcomed their first son, Flynn, and then in November 2020, their second son, Taj soon after, and finally their third son, Kit in 2022.

WATCH: Morgan Gruell shares a clip from sister Jaimi’s birthday. Story continues after video.

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Jett, 27, was an Ironman like his dad, but he expanded into modelling and reality television to carve his own path.

Although he loves his family, he revealed on SAS Australia that he finds it difficult grappling with his famous last name and the less positive impact it has on his life.

“I remember being on the back page of the newspaper as an under-11 Nipper, and I was crying as I was walking up the beach,” he said.

“I guess I just didn’t understand the warrant of having my last name associated with me. People have always seen me as something else. I’ve always been a Kenny and never just Jett.”

“Grant and I feel broken. I’ve lost myself.”

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On September 14, 2020, the family was struck by incredibly devastating tragedy when Jaimi Lee passed away at 33, following an ongoing health struggle.

Lisa shared tributes dedicated to her as much as possible, and on Instagram, she spoke about the “gut-wrenching, heartbreaking moment” when they all had to say goodbye.

“Grant and I feel broken. I’ve lost myself. But each day I try to continue on, one step at a time to get things done, to continue being a mother, a grannie, a wife, a friend, a business owner … at times distracting myself so much that I can’t think of anything,” she penned.

“But then the quiet times come, and everything comes flooding back, every feeling, every memory and I feel like I’m drowning in the pain.

WATCH: Jett Kenny breaks down over sister Jaimi’s death. Story continues after video.

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Earlier this year, Jett opened up on SAS about not being “a good enough brother” to Jaimi when she was alive.

“We did everything we could as a family — and for Jaimi— to try and bring her out of it, but unfortunately, that wasn’t the case,” he said in between tears.

But the family have found ways to come together even in the pain of Jaimi’s passing, sharing regular tributes to their beloved sister and daughter online.

“It’s been 17 months today we lost our beautiful Jaimi and here’s a whole lot of love for her wherever she is, and a whole lot of love to the people she loved the most,” Lisa wrote in February 2022.

There is no doubt that family life can be complicated. After all, they’re some of the most intense bonds we forge in our lives, so let’s take a look inside the world of the Kennys, Currys, Gruells, and Boxes.

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Curry family

When Lisa’s daughter returned to work after giving birth, she stepped up for nanny duties and couldn’t have been happier for the special quality time.

So like any proud grannie, she posted a couple of adorable pictures of the baby in her arms and wrote, “Grannie babysitting while mummy works today 💙🥰 Such a beautiful baby😍 .”

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Curry Family

To celebrate Lisa’s 60th birthday, the family got together for a private function after her big surprise party.

“Birthday lunch with my beautiful family, but no birthday baby… playing the waiting game now, any day 🥰,” wrote Lisa alongside this shot from the the outing.

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Curry Family

Lisa had the best day with her children on Mother’s Day.

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Curry Family

The former Olympian saviours every moment with her grandsons.

“Grannie sandwich 🥰🥰Sleepover with grannie and markypa while mummy and daddy have a nice quiet night out xx Not long to go until another little bubby 🥰@morgangruell @ryan.gruell,” she wrote in anticipation or baby number three.

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Curry Family

A very patient Morgan captured this picture from playtime, “There ain’t no hood like motherhood.”

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Curry Family

Jett helped promote his mum’s book on Instagram during their Mother’s Day celebrations.

“Happy Mother’s Day to not only my wonderful mother, but to those who have lost their mums, may not have a great connection with your mum and everyone else. Congratulations on releasing your book – maybe I’ll get around to reading it one day 😜.”

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Curry Family

The proud uncle shared this cosy picture of him bonding with his nephew, which he captioned, “Sunsets with one of the dudes.”

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Grant Kenny Box

The Kenny-Curry family always get together for important moments.

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Grant Morgan and Jett

Proud dad Grant posed for a snap with Morgan and Jett.

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Grant Kenny Box

Mark posted this selfie to gush over how much Lisa transformed his life when they met.

“This was a nice memory 5 years ago but exactly 6 years ago I was in a hole , Single and wondering what my future looked like , then out of the blue @lisacurry starts a conversation on messenger and after my fingers were sick of typing , I asked for her phone number and we discovered that we were in the same boat,” he shared.

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Grant Kenny Box

Mark and Lisa loved to travel together pre-Covid, and here they are pictured in Japan.

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Grant Kenny Box

Lisa and Mark on their gorgeous wedding day before their globetrotting honeymoon.

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Grant Kenny Box

Mark seems to have a good relationship with his wife’s children.

“Happy 30th Birthday @morgangruell love from all the Tabone’s,” he wrote.

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Lisa Curry

Lisa’s husband Mark introduced his step-grandson to a cow.

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Grant Kenny Box

While waiting for little Taj, Morgan dedicated this picture to her husband, “So thankful for you, my amazing husband. I can’t wait to see you become “dad” all over again! #babynumber2,” she gushed.

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Grant Kenny Box

Morgan shared this very intimate picture from seconds after she met her second child, Taj.

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Grant Kenny Box

Morgan with her husband and two boys, Flynn and Taj.

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Grant Kenny Box

Morgan and Jett bonding on the family stairwell.

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Grant Kenny Box

Jett is the most doting uncle.

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Grant Kenny Box

“Coupla dudes,” wrote Jett with Flynn.

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Lisa Curry

During Lisa’s appearance on The Morning Show on November 1 2020, she spoke about how her grandchildren keep her strong.

“The little boys Flynn and Taj, they keep me occupied, I was babysitting them last night, so that was really nice,” she shared.

A few hours later, she shared this picture of her babysitting her grandkids, which she captioned, “Grannie duties💙💙.”

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Lisa Curry’s grandson Taj’s adorable swimming lesson

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Lisa Curry

They’re never letting go!

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Grant Kenny Box

“The littlest boy… and my girl … 💙🥰🥰🥰🌸 Booboo sandwich🤗,” wrote Lisa.

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Grant Kenny Box

For Jaimi Lee’s first birthday after her passing the family got together to celebrate her life, and Lisa penned, “A beautiful celebration for our birthday girl, Jaimi ❤️🥰👼😞Surreal but beautiful.

“Once again, she seems to be with us … look at the fragments of light between Grant and I, and he has a heart shaped one on his shirt… too obvious and happening too often to dismiss.., our girl is definitely around us.”

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Grant Kenny Box

To commemorate his sister, Jett captioned this picture with revealing and heartbreaking words.

“I may not have been the best brother to you all the time, I know you thought you weren’t being the big sister I needed all the time, but I do know we loved one another unconditionally all the time,” she wrote.

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Grant Kenny Box

Fifi posted this picture of Jaimi Lee and Trixie to pay tribute to their relationship that was sadly cut short.

“You loved Trixie with all your heart and she felt every inch of your love,” she wrote.

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Grant Kenny Box

“A night out with the boys for Jetts birthday 💙,” Lisa and her family were out celebrating a birthday milestone.

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Grant Kenny Box

Fifi posed with her daughters Trixie and Daisy during rehearsals for Dancing With The Stars.

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Grant Kenny Box

Fifi posted this picture of Grant and Trixie playing together, and it marked the first confirmation of their important connection.

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Christmas 2021

For Christmas 2021, Lisa and ex Grant joined forces as per usual.

“Happy Christmas everyone, hope your day was beautiful.🎄🌸🎅🏼❤️#missingourangelinheaven 👼💔,” Lisa captioned this family photo.

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Lisa Curry

Lisa Curry’s heart was warmed when she watched over her grandsons playing in her garden dedicated to her late daughter, Jaimi.

She penned a message to reflect on the weekend she spent with her beloved family, which involved a lot of time outside.

“The little boo boos love playing in Jaimis garden. A fun weekend with Grannie and Markypa. There’s always so much to do outside, getting dirty, playing in nature, throwing balls, feeding ducks… makes sleep time easy!😍💙💙😍 @morgangruell @mum.bum @ryan.gruell @mark66andrew,” she expressed in her Instagram post’s caption.

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Lisa Curry

Being a grandmother really suits Lisa, and she takes on the role with her whole heart.

She posted this adorable picture with a caption ruminating on their days together.

“The simple things🌼 Grannie and boo boos afternoon walk 🥰🌼.”

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Grant Kenny Box

Another Kenny-Gruell bub is on the way! Morgan and Ryan’s third child is due in 2022.

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Lisa Curry

Lisa shared this tender moment with her grandsons while looking forward to welcoming her third.

“Grannie and her little boo boos. Not long to go and there will be 3! 💙😍💙,” she wrote.

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Lisa and ex Grant got together for a special memorial service for Lisa’s mother, who passed away in March 2022.

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Here she poses with their son Jett, who definitely inherited his father’s height.

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Of course, Lisa’s grandkids were there too and gave her plenty of cuddles during the service.

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Morgan Gruell family

Soon after after Lisa became a grandmother-of-three, her daughter Morgan shared a bunch of adorable snaps of their family of five, saying the “first two and a half weeks have gone by so fast 💙”.

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