Best described as an American socialite, Lakiha Spicer’s widespread fame came to be when she got married to super famous boxer Mike Tyson. They tied the knot in 2009, and their union has produced a daughter and a son. The retired athlete has expressed a deep love for Spicer for rewriting his story from one of despair to positivity. She co-wrote his autobiography entitled Mike Tyson: Undisputed Truth, which was adapted to a movie and directed by Spike Lee. The movie hit cinemas in August 2012 and revealed a lot about the boxer’s life, career, and choices.
Lakiha Spicer’s Bio and Age
Lakiha Spicer was born in 1977 in the city of Philadelphia, United States of America. Her father was, at one time, referred to as Clarence Fowler and was found guilty of murder in the seventies. However, he later established himself as a leader of the Philadelphia mosque and became a prestigious Muslim Imam in West Philadelphia. She has a brother named Azheem Spicer who is 3 years older than she is.
Lakiha’s father, who was friends with controversial American boxing promoter Don King, took her to the boxing gathering where she first met Mike Tyson when she was eighteen years old. King warned Mike Tyson to stay away from her as both she and her father were “not folks to mess around with”. She, on the other hand, was drawn to him. She wasn’t turned off by the information that he was guilty of sexual assault and had spent 3 years in jail shortly after their fateful meeting.
They started to date nonchalantly in New York, where she resided at age 23 as just friends with benefits with no obligation on Mike’s part. He often ran into Lakiha at clubs, accompanied by different women but would end up leaving with her at midnight. During an interview, she confessed that she made a number of failed efforts to break up with him but each time, she fell back smitten with him.
One week before getting into a federal penitentiary to embark on a six-month jail sentence for cash fraud and conspiracy, Lakiha Spicer realized she was carrying Mike’s kid. This was in early 2008. When she completed her sentence, she birthed a girl whom she named Milan in 2008. Being a new mother that was fresh out of jail, she contacted Mike Tyson, who was mostly struggling with addiction. The two, before long, came back together.
Although they couldn’t reside with each other in Las Vegas because both of them were ex-cons, they often visited each other. Overwhelmed by her love for him, Mike Tyson changed his ways and committed to her. Following that, they got married in a very private ceremony at the La Bella Wedding Chapel within the Las Vegas Hilton on the 9th of June, 2009. It was her 1st wedding but the third for Tyson who had been married to Robin Givens and later Monica Turner. He has stated in an interview that she was genuinely a life-saving experience for him.
Lakiha Spicer’s Children
Lakiha has 2 children with her husband Mike Tyson—a daughter named Milan Tyson and a son named Morocco Elijah Tyson. She also has 6 step-children from Mike Tyson’s previous marriages; two step-sons, D’Amato Kilrain Tyson and Amir Tyson; 4 step-daughters, Gena Tyson, Lorna Tyson, Rayna Tyson, and Exodus Tyson.
Facts about Mike Tyson’s Wife
In September 2004, Lakiha Spicer was charged with undertaking and engaging in a racketeering operation together with her parents. It was established that they did so to acquire cash and assets through extortion and bribes. After the trial, Lakiha was sentenced to home detention and probation for four years. Her dad was in prison until 2013, while her mother was sentenced to more than a year’s imprisonment.
In 2008, because of the verdict of criminal fraud and conspiracy, she was sent to federal prison for six months for receiving $71,000 from her father’s company.
In 2013, Lakiha subsequently lodged a lawsuit following her assertion that she received messages from an anonymous person. The entity threatened her and her family’s safety with trumped-up charges.
Lakiha was just 18 years old when she met Mike at a boxing event. Later when she turned 23, she started dating Mike in New York.