Monica Turner’s biography: What is known about Mike Tyson’s ex-wife?

Monica Turner's biography

Monica Turner’s biography: what is known about Mike Tyson’s ex-wife?

Monica Turner became famous for being the wife of veteran boxer Mike Tyson. Apart from that, she is a popular figure in the medical line as she works as a paediatrician. 

Unlike Tyson, who is her ex-husband, Monica Turner leaves a very private life. Before their departure, the two had two children together. 

While Mike Tyson has gone ahead to remarry, Turner chose not to remarry.

Continue reading to get to know more details about Monica Turner.

Profile summary

Full name: Monica Teresa Turner

Gender: Female

Famous as: Mike Tyson’s ex-wife

Date of birth: 1967

Monica Turner’s age: 54 years old (as of 2021)

Place of birth: Northwest Washington DC, USA

Current residence: Washington DC, USA

Ethnicity: African-American

Nationality: American

Sexuality: Straight

Religion: Christian

Height in feet: 5′ 4″

Height in centimetres: 163

Weight in lbs: 128

Weight in kilograms: 58

Body measurements: 32-26-32 inches

Waist size: 26 inches

Hip size: 32 inches

Shoe size: 5 (UK)

Eye colour: Black

Hair colour: Black

Father: John Turner

Mother: Maybell Steele

Brother: Michael Steele

Marital status: Divorced

Ex-husband: Mike Tyson (m. 1997 – 2003)

Children: 3

Daughter: Rayna Tyson and Gena

Son: Amir Tyson

Education: Georgetown University

Occupation: Pediatrician

Monica Turners Biography

She was born in 1967 John Turner and Maebell Steele in the neighbourhood of Petworth in Northwest Washington DC, in the US.

Her family happens to be a comfortable one as her father was an attorney, and her mother worked as a scout’s executive.

 She is the elder sister to Michael Steele, who was a former lieutenant governor of Maryland who held the position for four years between 2003 – 2007. 


While there are no details about her childhood, the only educational institution on her profile revealed she graduated from Georgetown University with a degree in Medicine in 1995 and then specialised as a paediatrician.


After graduation, she kicks started her career at the Georgetown University Medical Centre as a pediatric resident. She helped many who needed medical assistance during her career.
Relationship with Mike Tyson
According to the Sun report, Mike Tyson and Monica Turners met in 1990 at a party in New Jersey, United States, hosted by actor and comedian Eddie Murphy.
Tyson, at that time, was married to his first wife and actress, Robbin Givens, with their relationship coming to an end after one year.
After seeing each other a few more times, Monica and Tyson started dating and kept their relationship silent.
However, two years into their relationship, the Boxer was convicted for r*pe and was sentenced to six years in jail and four-year probation. He was sentenced and convicted in 1992 but was released in March 1995 after serving three years in prison.
While Tyson was in jail, Monica Turner would visit him at least every two weeks to check on him; this further helped build their bond.
However, on the 19th of April 1997, they got married in a quiet Muslim ceremony. 

Monica Turner’s children
She and the boxer had two children together, namely, Rayna Tyson, born on February 14, 1996, and Amir Tyson, born on August 6, 1997.

Rayna Tyson, who graduated from the prestigious New York University, where she pursued Film and Television Production, has gained ground in Hollywood as an actress. One of the movies she was involved in is the famous movie, Joker.
Amir Tyson finished from American University in Washington DC, where he pursued Broadcast Journalism with a minor in History. He is the CEO of Debonair Attire, a clothing line label.
Apart from Rayna and Amir, who she had for Tyson,  Monica Turner had a daughter named Gena, born in 1989 in her previous relationship with Eugene B. Byrd.

A year after their marriage, the veteran boxer was again convicted. This time, he was accused of assaulting two motorists and was sentenced to one year in prison in August 1998 and was released in February 1999.
In 2000, Monica filed for divorce as she claimed that Tyson was unfaithful and had cheated on her.
She revealed the boxer rarely spent his time at home and was a womaniser and spendthrift spending most of his money on women, cars and other valuable possessions.
After three years of going back and forth, they were officially divorced in 2003. Monica was awarded $10 million as a divorce settlement, including a luxury estate in Farmington and the Bethesda Home, with the two houses reportedly worth $8.75 million.

Tyson’s other wife
Apart from Robbin Givens and Monica Turner, who the boxer once married and divorced, he married a third wife, Lakiha Spicer, in 2009, and they already have two children together named Milan and Morocco Tyson.

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