Mike Tyson Weds Two Weeks After Daughter's Death

Celebrity News Jun. 9, 2009 AT 7:03PM
Mike Tyson and Lakiha Spicer Mike Tyson and Lakiha Spicer attend the Boujis Party on May 18, 2008 in Cannes, France. Credit: Dave M. Bennett/Getty Images

Two weeks after his 4-year-old daughter died after accidentally choking herself, Mike Tyson got married for the third time.

The owner of the La Bella Wedding Chapel at the Las Vegas Hilton hotel-casino has confirmed to the Associated Press that the former heavyweight champion, 42, and Lakiha Spicer, 32, exchanged vows this past Saturday at 10 p.m. in a short, private ceremony.

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Chapel spokesman Shawn Absher tells E! News the two were "very happy and very sincere" before tying the knot. According to county marriage records, the two got a marriage license about 30 minutes before tying the knot.

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Tyson's 4-year-old daughter Exodus (whom he has with Sol Xochitl) died May 26 after she accidentally got her neck wrapped in a cord from an exercise machine at home.

"We are grateful for the tremendous outpouring of love and prayers from all over the world," Tyson said in a statement. "There are no words to describe the tragic loss of our beloved Exodus. We ask you now to please respect our need at this very difficult time for privacy to grieve and try to help each other heal."

Tyson was previously wed to medical school resident Monica Tyson (she filed for divorce on grounds of adultery in 2002). They have two children together. He was also wed for one year to actress Robin Givens in 1989.

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