(Last Updated On: March 11, 2021)
Lakiha is famous as the third wife of professional boxer Mike Tyson. She was born in 1977 in Philadelphia. Her parents are Shamsud din Ali and Faridah Ali. His father was convincted of murder in 1970s but later on became the leader of the Philadelphia Masjid. She has an older brother called Azheem Spicer.
The couple got married in Las Vegas Hilton on 9th June 2009. Their wedding stirred up controversy since it happen a month after the death of Mike’s 4 year old daughter Exodus from accidental suffocation. The two met during one of his boxing events while she was 18. They started dating when she was 23. Their relationship only got serious after she was sentenced to jail for six months for money fraud and she realized that she was pregnant. Together they have a daughter named Milan who was born in December 2008. They also have a son named Morocco Elijah Tyson who was born on 25th January 2011.
Lakiha was sentenced to house arrest in 2004 with four years in probation. Alongside her parents they were charged with racketeering. In 2008 she was sentenced to six months in prison. This is after her family was involved in a corruption case.
Lakiha alongside Mike Tyson directed and wrote the show Mike Tyson: Undisputed Truth which debuted on Broadway in August 2012 and covered the boxer’s life story.