• Lakiha Spicer is an American celebrity, known as the wife of Mike Tyson.
• She was 18 when she started dating Mike, and went through a pregnancy in jail.
• She and Mike have two children together and they married in 2009.
• She is an avid traveler and animal lover.
• Prior to Lakiha, Mike had two failed marriages and a number of controversies, including rape and substance abuse.
Who is Lakiha Spicer?
Lakiha Spicer is an American celebrity, best known to the world as the wife of famous boxing champion Mike Tyson.
Lakiha Spicer Wiki: Age, Childhood, and Education
Lakiha Spicer was born on 11 June 1977 under the Gemini zodiac sign, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania USA, to parents Clarence Fowler – who later changed his faith to Islam and his name to Shamsud-Din Ali, and became the leader of the local Philadelphia Masjid – and his wife, whose catholic name was Rita Spicer, but with her husband, she also changed her name to Faridah Ali. Lakiha has one older brother, Azheem Spicer.
To speak of her educational background, Lakiha matriculated from a local high school in Philadelphia in 1995. She’s stated that she obtained a Bachelor’s degree in teaching, but hasn’t said from which university.
Lesser Known Facts About Lakiha Spicer
Lakiha was 18 when she met Mike Tyson. Lakiha’s father was a close friend of American former boxing promoter Don King, and who was Mike Tyson’s promoter. Through this friendship, Lakiha’s father always had tickets for various boxing bouts, including those of Mike Tyson. He would often take Lakiha to the stands and close to the ring, and Lakiha was immediately attracted towards Mike.
He was then convicted of rape and sentenced to three years in prison, but that didn’t stop her from feeling affection towards the champion.
Upon his release, they started dating with no commitment from Mike’s side, and so were in an on-and-off relationship. He was seeing other girls, often in the company of Lakiha in clubs, but would leave with her after the party. This kept her believing that Mike would eventually choose her as his partner. She fell in love with him, but their relationship took a serious hit in 2008. Her parents alongside several of their helpers spent time in jail from September 2004, for being involved in racketeering activities, to obtain money and property through schemes involving extortion and bribery.
Her father spent nine years in prison, while her mother was sentenced to over a year in prison. Lakiha as well spent time in jail; in 2008, she was sent to federal prison for six months after being found guilty of fraud and conspiracy, through which she obtained $71,000 from her father’s company – she used the company and the Sister Clara Muhammad School in which she allegedly taught math to Muslim children, however, the school was just a cover in her money-laundering scheme. Before Lakiha, Mike had two failed marriages; his first wife was actress Robin Givens, with whom he was married from 7 February 1988 to 14 February 1989, while his second wife was Monica Turner – their marriage lasted from 19 April 1997 until 14 January 2003.
Just a month before she was sent to prison, Lakiha discovered that she was pregnant with Mike’s and her first child. She went through the pregnancy in jail, without any major problems, and gave birth to a healthy daughter, Milan in December 2008. Milan brought a change in Mike and Lakiha’s romance, and the two married on 6 June 2009, since when the couple has welcomed a son, Morocco. When she came out of prison, Mike was a struggling drug addict who was already committed to treatment, and ready to give up on his old ways and focus on their romance. In one of many interviews, Mike said that her help was a life-saving experience, and that without her he wouldn’t know what would have become of him.
Appearance and Vital Statistics
Lakiha has curly black hair and brown eyes. She stands at a height of 5ft 9ins (1.75m), weighs approximately 132lbs (60kgs), with vital statistics of 36-25-37, bra size 34B.
Hobbies, Interests, and Trivia
Lakiha never pursued a professional career, but has several hobbies and interests. She’s an avid traveler, and often takes her children on various travels around the globe. She’s an avid dog lover, and together with her husband takes care of a dog named Mars. She isn’t fond of social networks but has helped her parents establish social media profiles, and her daughter Milan has already explored the benefits of the social networks, as she’s advertised cosmetic line Copper Gel through her Instagram page.
Lakiha Spicer’s Husband, Mike Tyson Biography
Born Michael Gerard Tyson on 30 June 1966, in Brooklyn, New York City USA, the son of Lorna Smith Tyson and Purcell Tyson, who is his biological father, but was raised by a man named Jimmy Kirkpatrick. He had a troubled childhood – his mother died in 1982 of cancer, and as Jimmy had already left the family a few years prior, Mike was left in the care of famed boxing manager and trainer Cus D’Amato, who later became his legal guardian. He focused on boxing in his teenage years and since then has become one of the greatest heavyweight boxers of all time.
Mike was the undisputed world heavyweight champion from 1987 to 1990 – his first championship belt came when he was just 20 years, four months and 22 days old, the youngest boxer ever to win a heavyweight title. He eventually became the first heavyweight boxer to hold the WBA, WBC and IBF titles. He finished his career with 50 wins, and six losses, during he is known for several high-profile bouts, including against Evander Holyfield, Lenox Lewis, and many others.
In addition to his prolific boxing career, Mike is known for a number of controversies, including rape for which he spent three years in prison, then bankruptcy after retiring from boxing, and drug addiction. Moreover, he had eight children with three different women. Daughter Exodus died at four years old, after being found unconscious, tangled in a cord dangling from an exercise treadmill. The child’s mother was Sol Xochitl, one of Mike’s numerous girlfriends. According to reports, Tyson’s net worth has been estimated at $3 million, as of early 2022.