In retrospect, Mike Tyson seems doubtful that his ex-wife, Robin Givens, was really pregnant when the two tied the knot.
It seems the “Head of the Class” and Boomerang actress told the heavyweight boxer that she was expecting their child, which apparently led to his proposal.
“I should have known something was up,” he wrote in his memoir Undisputed Truth. “I…didn’t know that Robin and her mother, Ruth [Roper Givens], had been on the prowl for a big Black celebrity for Robin since she graduated college.”
According to Mike, Robin and Ruth were able to take advantage of him because of his low self-esteem and naivety.
“My social skills consisted of putting a guy in a coma,” wrote Mike who said the mother-and-daughter duo also demanded millions from him.
Mike and Robin exchanged vows in February 1988. Months later, Robin revealed to him that she’d lost the baby. They divorced in 1989.
“She was supposedly three months pregnant when we got married. Now it was June and she hadn’t gained a pound. So, the next thing I knew she was in bed and claimed she had miscarried our baby,” Tyson shared.
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