Rayna Tyson (aka Ramsey Tyson) is the first-born child of Mike Tyson from his second marriage with Monica Turner. Unlike their father Mike, Rayna has chosen a different career path and has been forging a career behind the camera. They have worked as a crew member for a few acting projects. Most notably, the star kid worked in an acclaimed psychological thriller Joker, starring Joaquin Phoenix who also won an Academy Award for Best Actor.
Besides, back in 2020, Rayna made headlines after getting involved in a brawl with the rapper Boosie Badazz that stemmed from his transphobic comments. After Rayna reacted to the rapper’s bad remarks, many people started thinking about Mike Tyson’s daughter’s sexuality. We will answer all your queries in the sections below.
Ramsey was born on Valentine’s Day (14th Feb.) 1996, to Mike and Monica. Talking about their age, Rayna is 27 years old as of 2023. They spent most of their early life in their hometown of Bethesda, where the Tyson family had a $4 million worth mansion.
But, the luxurious house was later given to Tyson’s ex-wife Monica as part of their divorce settlement in 2003. Meanwhile, in 2020, Turner listed the house, which gave a mesmerizing view of the Congressional Country Club golf course, with an asking price of $9.75 million.
Rayna Tyson Parents’ Turbulent Marriage
Mike Tyson, the brother of Rodney Tyson married Monica Turner as his second wife. The former flames first met at a party at the New Jersey estate of Eddie Murphy in 1990. The two hit it off soon. However, things didn’t go well after Tyson was charged with raping then-18-year-old Desiree Washington, a beauty pageant contestant. Later on, the ex-boxer was sentenced to prison for six years.
As per authorized online tabloids, while Tyson was in prison, his then-girlfriend Turner stayed in touch with him. Their frequent meetings further solidified their romance.
In 1995, Mike got out of prison and the pair continued their romance more actively. Two years later, they tied the knot at the Bethesda house in April 1997. But, Tyson’s legal troubles didn’t resolve as the boxer was again imprisoned for a year for assaulting two motorists in 1999.
Despite all that, Monica coped with every problem with him but she couldn’t bear more when Mike started cheating on her. She finally filed for divorce in Jan 2002 and their divorce was finalized in 2003. Monica received $10 million in their divorce settlement.
Ramsey’s Brother Amir Is An ESPN Intern
Rayna has a brother, Amir Tyson, an intern at ESPN. He joined the network in 2017 and has still been working for the cable sports network. He attended the American University and majored in Broadcast Journalism with a minor in History.
In addition, the budding TV personality has also shown his interest in the business world. He is the founder of a clothing company named Debnoir Attire.
Rayna Tyson Siblings
Tyson has four half-siblings including a brother, Miguel Tyson from their father’s relationship with Sol Xochitl. The exes also had a daughter, Exodus who, sadly, passed away at the mere age of four in 2009. Back in Feb 2019, Rayna posted a sweet photo of their late sister on the occasion of her 14th birthday.
Ramsey’s other half-siblings including Milan and Morocco come from his father’s third marriage to Lakiha Spicer and an older half-sister, Mikey Lorna Tyson from their father’s previous relationship with Kimberly Scarborough.
She Is A New York University Graduate: Her Movie
Talking about their education, Rayna went to New York University to study film in 2014. Their proud father announced the news via Twitter with the post, “I’m so proud of my daughter Rayna. She’s been accepted into NYU Film School.”
As per their LinkedinBio, the star kid completed their graduation in 2018. They also got a nomination for Best Film Student at the college in 2016.