While her father’s name carries immense weight in the boxing world, Mikey Lorna Tyson is determined to forge her own path in a different arena.
Mikey combines talent, grace, and resilience, which helped her captivate a big audience that’s inspired by her personal growth and self-discovery journey.
So, what’s her story, and why did it capture the attention of so many? Keep reading to find out more.
Mikey Lorna Tyson: Who Is She?
Mikey Lorna Tyson is the firstborn daughter of the legendary boxer Mike Tyson. She’s one of Tyson’s kids who prefers to steer clear of the spotlight. Still, people are curious and want to learn more about her.
Mikey was born in New York City, U.S., on July 31, 1990. Her parents are Michael Gerald—famously known as Mike Tyson—and Kimberly Scarborough.
She was raised by her mother, a former model, while her father served time in prison. After he got out, Tyson continued his fighting career.
Mikey Lorna Tyson and Her Siblings
Lorna comes from a large family, with her father having married three wives, with whom he had seven children in total.
Lorna has six half-siblings from her father and an older brother from her mother. They are as follows:
- Gena Tyson, who’s adopted.
- Rayna Tyson and Amir Tyson, whose mother is Monica Turner.
- Miguel Leon and Exodus Tyson, whose mother is Sol Xochitl.
- Milan, and Morocco Tyson, whose mother is Lakiha Spicer.
However, it’s worth noting that Exodus died in an unfortunate treadmill accident in 2009, when she was only four years old.
After that, Tyson sent out a statement to the fans that read, “The Tyson family would like to extend our deepest and most heartfelt thanks for all your prayers and support, and we ask that we be allowed our privacy at this difficult time. There are no words to describe the tragic loss of our beloved Exodus.”
Mikey Lorna Tyson’s Relationship with Her Dad, Mike Tyson
When Mikey Lorna Tyson was young, her father wasn’t really there for her as he was charged with rape, for which he served six years in prison.
After Exodus’ death, Tyson tried to keep his children out of the spotlight to help the family storm through that heartbreaking experience, but he could only do so much to keep the eyes away from his family.
In a 2009 interview with MTV, Mike Tyson said he didn’t fulfill his responsibilities as a father well, saying, “I’m really working to recreate my relationship… rebuilt my relationship with my children. When I was Iron Mike Tyson, I neglected my children, I neglected the people I was in love with at one time. I’m getting the brunt of it right now, in this stage in my life. I’m starting to feel the pain and effects from it. I would like to rekindle that relationship.”
Since then, Mike has been trying to improve the relationship with his eldest daughter, and they’re consistently walking toward a healthier relationship.
Aside from her relationship with her dad, Lorna is close to her half-sister Christina Barbie, who’s her maternal sister. She even posted pictures of her sister on Instagram, sharing their bond with the world.
Mikey Lorna Tyson’s Public Life
Following her sister’s Exodus’ death, Mikey Lorna Tyson stayed out of the spotlight for a while to cope with her family’s tragic incident.
Even after a long time, Lorna would still rather keep her private life to herself. Though there are some exceptions, like her appearance on the cover of Queen Size Magazine in 2016.
During her interview with the magazine, she talked about her weight loss journey and milestones regarding fashion.
Growing up, Lorna was overweight.
At four years old, she weighed about 50 pounds. Besides being overweight, she was also tall, and she’s currently taller than her father, who’s 5’ 11.’’
Upon reaching adolescence, Lorna became self-conscious of her appearance, but her parents didn’t bat an eye. Yet, the young girl started a transformation journey and has lost a considerable amount of weight since then.
There is some ongoing controversy regarding how Mikey’s father offered to give $10 million to whoever marries his eldest daughter.
Michael Blackson, a comedian, replied to the article saying he wanted to settle down with Mikey and talked about having children with her. However, his reply had some sexually inappropriate implications.
This resulted in the backlash of the famous athlete, where he threw insults at the comedian. Mike Tyson said that the article wasn’t real and that it was probably an internet troll or offensive meme.
Not to mention, he gave intel that Lorna happily committed to a decent man, and took a jab at Blackson saying she wouldn’t be interested in someone like him. Tyson ended the speech by threatening Blackman to stay away from his family.
Blackson replied to this with a sincere apology, explaining that he didn’t mean to cause all of this trouble and asking Tyson not to hit him.
This was unnecessary drama, but it showed how much Tyson loves his daughter and the lengths to which he’s willing to go to protect her.
We bet the internet trolls also got an entertaining show out of it, as plenty said that Mike Tyson was good at insults, especially if he’s insulting someone for offending his daughter.
What does Mikey Lorna Tyson do for a living?
Mikey Lorna Tyson has always been interested in beauty and fashion and has attended plenty of fashion events around the world.
She attended G Beauty School to enhance her knowledge about cosmetic treatments, nail tech, and make-up.
What Is Mikey Lorna Tyson’s Net Worth?
Mikey Lorna Tyson’s estimated net worth is about $1 million. In contrast, her father’s net worth is around $15 million.