Mike Tyson is arguably the biggest name in the world of boxing. He is counted among the very best in the sport and along with the likes of Muhammed Ali and Floyd Mayweather Jr, his name features in the GOAT debate.
However, while Tyson has had an incredible time inside the boxing ring, his personal life has had a lot of ups and downs. ‘Iron’ has been married thrice. He hasn’t been a lucky man as far as private life is concerned and faced a lot of tribulations while growing up.
Mike Tyson and Robin Givens (1988-1989)
Tyson married Robin Givens in the year 1988. It came at the height of his fame when he reigned as the undisputed champion heavyweight champion. Tyson’s mother played a huge part in Tyson’s first marriage, and the couple tied the knot after 11 months of dating.
Robin Givens was an American model. Tyson maintains that the decision to marry came in the wake of Givens’ pregnancy. However, soon after, Givens revealed that she had a miscarriage. It was also after Tyson had transferred an accumulated total of £9.5 million for her and her mother.
Tyson’s separation with Givens became more evident after the infamous interview with journalist Barbara Walters. Here, Givens accused Tyson and called him “intimidating.” She claimed that her mother was also scared of his temper.
Soon after the interview, Givens filed for a divorce. While they continued to see each other, everything ended after Tyson caught Givens cheating on him with Hollywood star Brad Pitt.
Mike Tyson’s second wife – Monica Turner (1997-2003)
Mike Tyson married young and met an unfortunate end to his love life. As someone who was ready to give off his wealth for the betterment of his wife and her mother, it won’t be wrong to say that he must have had a life-changing experience after the failure of the first marriage.
It was after seven years that Tyson took his vows with Monica Turner in a Muslim ceremony. They first met in 1990 at Eddie Murphy’s party. Turner remained with Tyson even during his tough times. However, the love that blossomed between the two wore off in the year 2003 when the couple decided to call it quits.
Turner accused Tyson of committing adultery, and the news made it to the headlines once again. The pair had two children together – Rayna and Amir.
Tyson’s wife Lakiha Spicer (2009-Present)
Tyson and Lakiha go back to when Kiki was just 18 years old. However, it wasn’t until much later that both of them fell in love. While the pair have remained married for almost a decade now, it has come with its fair share of difficulties.
Meanwhile, Lakiha also fondly called ‘Kiki’, has faced troubles from the law as well. She was sentenced to six months in federal prison after she was alleged for defrauding £60,000 from a company owned by her father. During the time of her imprisonment, Kiki was pregnant with Tyson’s kid.
Nevertheless, Lakiha has had a valuable impact on Mike Tyson’s life. She has helped Tyson grow out of drug habits and helped him change his life.
Despite the struggles, both Tyson and Lakiha are happily married. They have two children- a daughter named Milan, and a son called Morocco.