Lakiha Spicer Biography
Lakiha Spicer is an American socialite and the third wife of former professional boxer Mike Tyson. She is popularly known as Kiki Tyson. Lakiha was sentenced to house arrest and four years probation during a corruption case involving her family members in 2004, and in 2008 she was sent to serve six months in prison. During this time she was carrying her first child with Tyson.
Her husband Tyson served a prison sentence for raping and became a drug addict following his retirement. He credits his wife Lakiha for rescuing him from his state of despair. Lakiha along with her husband co-wrote the one-man show ‘Mike Tyson: Undisputed Truth’, directed by Spike Lee, which debuted on Broadway in August 2012 and covered in detail the boxer’s life story.
Lakiha Spicer Age
Lakiha was born in 1977 in Philadelphia. She is 43 years old.
Lakiha Spicer Family
Lakiha was born in Philadelphia. She is the daughter of Shamsud-din Ali and Faridah Ali. Lakiha’s father was formerly known as Clarence Fowler. He was convicted of murder in the 1970s and he later established himself as the leader of the Philadelphia Masjid and became an influential Muslim cleric in West Philadelphia. She has a brother named Azheem Spicer who is three years older than her.
Lakiha Spicer Mike Tyson
Lakiha is married to Mike Tyson a former professional boxer. Her father, who knew promoter Don King, often took her to boxing events, where she met Mike Tyson for the first time at the age of 18. Reportedly, Tyson had been warned by King to keep a distance from Lakiha as they were “not the people to mess with”. However, Lakiha was immediately attracted to him. She was also not affected by the fact that Tyson was convicted of rape and went on to serve three years in prison soon after they first met.
When Lakiha was 23 years old she and Tyson began dating casually in New York, where she was staying at the time. However, it was an on-and-off relationship with no commitment on Tyson’s part. Their relationship took a serious turn in 2008 when, one week before entering federal prison to serve a six-month sentence for money fraud and conspiracy, Lakiha Spencer found out that she was pregnant with his child.
After she was released from jail, she gave birth to a daughter named Milan in December 2008 and she contacted Tyson, who was then battling drug addiction. The couple, soon came back together. Even though the two could not live together in Las Vegas as both were convicted felons, they frequently visited each other, except for when he would go on a three-day drug binge, leaving her to fear for the worst.
However, Tyson decided to change his ways and be committed to her wife following which they got married in a private ceremony at the La Bella Wedding Chapel inside the Las Vegas Hilton on June 9, 2009. It was her first marriage, while Mike had been married twice before; to Robin Givens and Monica Turner. He later mentioned in an interview that getting involved with her was “truly a life-saving experience”. The couple later welcomed a son named Morocco Elijah Tyson on January 25, 2011.
Lakiha Spicer Brad Pitt
Former heavyweight champion Mike Tyson claimed in 2012 he once walked in on Brad Pitt having sex with his then-wife Robin Givens.
The sturdily built former boxer dropped his bombshell during an appearance on the In-Depth With Graham Bensinger show on Yahoo! Sports.
He said: “I was doing a divorce but I – we – every day before I would go to my lawyer’s office to say she’s a pig and stealing, I would go to… her house to have sex with her. On this particular day someone beat me to the punch. And I guess Brad got there earlier than i did.”
Lakiha Spicer Sentenced
Lakiha Spicer served six months in 2008 in a federal penitentiary after being convicted of fraud and conspiracy over receiving $71,000 for a no-show teaching job from the Sister Clara Muhammad School (47th & Wyalusing). Her mother Faridah Ali served more than a year in prison for being one of two masterminds behind a scam that misdirected $274,000 in public funds from a program to educate adults in reading and math at the Islamic school in West Philly.
Lakiha Spicer Nationality
Lakiha Spicer was born somewhere in Philadelphia, United States of America. She is an American and belongs to an African-American Muslim family that was settled in Philadelphia a long way back.
Lakiha Spicer Net Worth
Lakiha net worth is under review but her husband’s net worth is well known. Mike Tyson who is a former famous boxer has an estimated net worth is $700 million.