BOXING legend Mike Tyson is the most settled he’s ever been.
And that could be because of the influence of his new wife, Lakiha Spicer.
Mike Tyson has married three different women in his lifetimeCredit: New York Daily News – Getty
Tyson’s first wife Robin Givens had a dalliance with Brad Pitt while they were still togetherCredit: Getty Images – Getty
Or it’s possible that the 54-year-old’s admitted cannabis indulgence has mellowed him out.
But over the years his tumultuous lifestyle hasn’t lent well to being a married man.
Before he walked down the aisle with Lakiha, better known as ‘Kiki’, he was wed twice.
First, to American model Robin Givens in 1988, who he caught in bed with Hollywood A-lister Brad Pitt.
Then, to doctor Monica Turner for six years.
ROBIN GIVENS, 1988-89
The most explosive love affair Mike had came at the height of his fame.
They married 11 months after their first date, on which they were reportedly joined by her mother and publicist.
“My social skills consisted of putting a guy in a coma,” he wrote in his memoir, ‘Undisputed Truth’.
“So maybe Robin was just what the doctor ordered.”
According to Tyson, they had a hastily arranged wedding when Givens announced she was pregnant.
Givens allegedly brought her mum along to her first date with TysonCredit: AP:Associated Press
The pair walked down the aisle just 11 months after meetingCredit: AP:Associated Press
Tyson revealed that Givens told him she was pregnant before later revealing she had a miscarriageCredit: Getty Images – Getty
In a TV interview Givens called Tyson intimidating and said she was scared of himCredit: Getty Images – Getty
Givens was caught in bed with Brad Pitt while she was still seeing TysonCredit: Getty Images – Getty
Pitt pleaded with Tyson not to hit him and made a quick exitCredit: News Group Newspapers Ltd
He had already given Givens and her mum £3million to buy a New Jersey estate, as well as put £6.5million in another account for her and her mum.
But shortly after money was exchanged, Robin told Mike she had had a miscarriage.
The pair later appeared in cringe-worthy interview with US journalist Barbara Walters, where Givens called Tyson “intimidating” and said her and her mother were frightened of his temper.
Givens filed for divorce soon after the interview, but they continued to see each other.
At that point, Givens began dating Brad Pitt – and Tyson walked in on the pair having sex.
“Dude, don’t strike me,” Pitt said as he was faced with the fierce heavyweight, “don’t strike me.”
“You had to see the look on his face,” Tyson wrote in his book.
“He looked like he was ready to receive his last rites. He also looked stoned out of his gourd.”
MONICA TURNER, 1997-2003
You could’ve forgiven Tyson for swearing off marriage after his experience with Givens.
Monica Turner became wife No2 in 1997Credit: EPA
Paediatrician Turner met Tyson at a party thrown by Eddie Murphy, who starred opposite wife No1 Robin GivensCredit: Rex Features
Tyson and Turner set up home in Maryland and hoped for the quiet lifeCredit: Reuters
Tyson and Turner’s marriage lasted four years and she divorced him on terms of adulteryCredit: Reuters
But in 1997 he said ‘I do’ to Turner in a quiet Muslim ceremony, seven years after they first met.
Their paths first crossed in 1990 at a party thrown by comedian Eddie Murphy.
The pair stayed in touch, even when Tyson was convicted of raping 18-year-old beauty pageant contestant Desiree Washington and sent to an Indiana jail for three years.
Every two weeks Turner visited Tyson in prison as their romance blossomed.
When he was released they set up home in Maryland, where they had hoped to live the quiet life.
But their romance wasn’t to last – with Turner filing for divorce and claiming adultery four years later.
They have two children together – Rayna and Amir.
LAKIHA SPICER, 2009-PRESENT
Kiki, 43, first met Tyson aged 18, when they were introduced by promoter Don King after one of his bouts.
However, it wasn’t until the early noughties that they began dating, and they married in 2009 – two weeks after the death of Tyson’s daughter, Exodus.
Lakiha Spicer first met Tyson when she was just 18 in the early noughtiesCredit: Rex Features
Lakiha is better known by the nickname KikiCredit: 2018 Jean Catuffe
Kiki helped Tyson devise his one-man show on BroadwayCredit: Getty Images – Getty
Most recently, Kiki helped develop Mike’s one-man show ‘The Undisputed Truth’ on Broadway.
But, despite the longevity of their marriage, it’s been fraught with difficulties and suggestions of infidelity.
Tyson said back in January that he had only been faithful to Spicer for the last two years of their marriage in an interview on rapper T.I.’s ExpediTIously podcast.
Kiki has also had her problems with the law.
In 2008, she was sentenced to six months in federal jail for defrauding £60,000 from a company owned by her father.
She claimed she taught maths courses in the Sister Clara Muhammad School, however she allegedly used the school to launder money.
Tyson married Kiki in 2009Credit: Getty Images
In 2008 Kiki was sentenced to six months in federal jail for money launderingCredit: Getty Images
Kiki was carrying Tyson’s baby when she was sentencedCredit: Getty Images
Tyson credits Kiki with helping him overcome drug addictionCredit: Getty – Contributor
Kiki did time while carrying Tyson’s baby, and when she came out she found her husband hopelessly addicted to drugs.
With her help, Tyson managed to beat his addiction.
“I’m very happy me and my wife got together, because I don’t know how I would have survived out there”, he told US magazine People.
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