The former undisputed world heavyweight champion, Mike Tyson has been married 3 times. His marriage to American actress, Robin Givens lasted a year from 1988 to 1989. The marriage ended as Givens accused Tyson of physically abusing her. Before their divorce, both, Givens and Tyson appeared in an interview with Barbara Walters where Givens defined Tyson as “intimidating”
7 years after his divorce to Robin Givens, Tyson married Monica Turner. He met Turner in 1990 at an event hosted by none other than Eddie Murphy. The couple got married in 1997 and had two children, a daughter named Rayna and a son named Amir.
The relationship lasted 5 years as in 2002 Turner filed for a divorce accusing Tyson of committing adultery.
2009 was the year when Tyson wed his current wife, Lakiha “Kiki” Spicer.
Who is Mike Tyson’s Wife, Lakiha Spicer?
Lakiha was born in 1997 in Philadelphia. Lakiha’s father, Clarence Fowler was a boxing fan and took her to Tyson’s boxing matches.
“Kiki” as Tyson fondly calls her, has had her fair share of controversies as in 2008 she was sentenced to 6 months to jail after it was revealed that she defrauded£60,000 from her father’s company. During her prison time, she was pregnant with Tyson’s kid.
Do Mike Tyson and Lakiha Spicer have kids?
Yes, they do. The Couple has two kids - a daughter named Milan and a son named Morocco. Milan is a huge Tennis fan and has trained with the coach of none other than Serena Williams.
Tyson sat down with Sports Illustrated and had this to say about Milan’s career -
"You have to be comfortable being alone a lot. Just because we travel, this is really lonely stuff. Especially when we took [Milan] to the training camp in Orlando. She’s the youngest girl there."
"I always explain, If you really want to do this—you talk about [Novak] Djokovic, Serena Williams—this is what you have to do. You can’t complain. You have to love it. That’s what discipline is. You hate to do it, but do it like you love it.”
How did Lakiha Spicer and Mike Tyson meet?
Spicer and Tyson met after one of Tyson’s fights as Don King (Tyson’s Promoter) introduced them. Spicer was 18 at the time and Tyson was 29. The couple reportedly started dating in 2000 and tied the knot in 2009.
What's the relationship between Mike Tyson and Lakiha Spicer like?
Like any of Tyson’s earlier marriages, this one had its flaws. However, Tyson has admitted that Lakiha has changed his life and that she played an important factor in helping him get out of his drug addictions.
"I’m very happy that my wife and I got together because I don’t know how I would have survived out there." - Tyson to New York Post
Tyson, in an interview withExpediTIosly, Tyson mentioned that Lakiha has completely changed his perspective on marriage.
"Without my wife, I’m a savage animal… I look at women differently as I get older,
"When I was younger, I viewed them as pleasure. Now that I’m older, I look at them as the half.
"It makes me realise that I’m a man. And at this stage in my life, they’re my teachers."