Rayna Tyson is the transgender daughter of former professional boxer Mike Tyson and his second wife, Monica Turner. Rayna was born Ramsey Tyson on 14 February 1996 and is currently 27 years old. Rayna is a filmmaker and activist, who identifies as non-binary since coming out, and is now recognized in the LGBTQ community for her activism.
The young Tyson was born as the second child of the legendary boxer and the first from his second marriage. Although Rayna has been in the eyes of the public since their birth because of their father’s status as one of the greatest boxers ever, they have become even more famous, thanks to their involvement in activism and activities in Hollywood.
Summary of Rayna Tyson’s Bio
- Full name: Rayna Tyson
- Nickname: Ramsey Tyson
- Gender: Transmasculine
- Date of birth: February 14, 1996
- Rayna Tyson’s Age: 27 years old
- Ethnicity: African American
- Nationality: American
- Zodiac Sign: Aquarius
- Sexual Orientation: Bisexual
- Religion: Islam
- Marital Status: Unmarried
- Rayna Tyson’s Parents: Mike Tyson (father) and Monica Turner (mother)
- Siblings: Amir Tyson, Mikey Lorna Tyson, Miguel Tyson, Morocco Tyson, Exodus Tyson, Milan Tyson
- Famous for: Being the child of Mike Tyson
How Old Is Rayna Tyson?
Rayna Tyson was born on February 14, 1996, and is 27 years old. Theywere born to their parents, Mike Tyson and Dr. Monica Turner a year before the duo got married. As indicated, while their father had a boxing career, their mother worked as a Pediatrician.
Of American nationality and African-American ethnic extraction, Ramsey came as the second child of their father and the first of their mother. Before Rayna’s birth, Mike Tyson was previously married to Robin Givens from 1988 to 1989.
Rayna enjoyed a stable life for the first few years of their life before their parents ended their marriage and they went with their mother alongside their brother. As best as it is known, Monica Turner did well to protect Rayna and her other kids from unnecessary media exposure, affording them a normal childhood.
For their educational pursuits, Rayna’s elementary and high school education has not been revealed. Nonetheless, we know that in 2014, they got admitted into the New York University Film School. Their proud father took to social media to share the good news when Rayna made it to the college.
Rayna Tyson’s Parents Got Divorced When They Were 7
After his marriage to Givens came to an end, Mike Tyson did not get married until eight years later when he married Rayna’s mom, Monica Turner. The pair tied the knot in a simple Muslim ceremony in 1997, after first meeting in 1990 at a birthday party at Eddie Murphy‘s house.
The marriage outlasted the previous marriage of the legendary boxer by lasting for six years. Sadly, it came to an end in divorce in 2003 when Rayna was 7 years old. Monica filed for divorce in 2002 and it was finalized the next year.
The reason behind the divorce was given as adultery on the part of Tyson as well as his extravagant spending habit. Rayna’s mom walked away with a $6.5 million settlement and she was also given the custody of the kids. Nonetheless, both parents were involved in the lives of Rayna and their siblings.
Tyson was born a girl
At birth, Rayna Tyson was identified as a girl. In fact, she was raised as one until much later in her life when she decided to change gender. Rather than being identified as female, Tyson identified as transmasculine and non-binary. This means that rather than the use of the pronouns he/she and his/her, the pronouns they, them, and their is what Tyson adopted.
It was after this that Rayna changed their name to Ramsey. More so they have since gotten involved in activism towards helping and protecting the LGBTQ community. There was a time in 2020 when Ramsey got their father to confront rapper, Boosie Badazz over comments the rapper made against Dwayne Wade’s child, Zaya Wade, who came out as trans as a young teenager. The legendary heavyweight boxing champion brought the rapper to his “Hotboxin’ With Mike Tyson” podcast, where he schooled him on the need to respect the choices of other people and on various trans issues.
Rayna’s transition from female to transmasculine has not affected their relationship with their father. The two have continued to maintain a great relationship and even though the legendary boxer often misidentifies Rayna, they do not consider it a thing done out of spite because of the support they have always gotten from the older Tyson.
What Does Mike Tyson’s Trans Daughter Do for a Living?
One would expect that Ramsey would follow in the athletic path of their father or might get involved in the medical field like their mother. However, the American activist has chosen a path in Hollywood. She has been interested in getting involved in the film business since a very young age.
The dreams of Rayna became a reality in the 2010s when they started getting involved in various productions. One of the earliest was the 2017 documentary, The Death and Life of Marsha P. Johnson. Rayna was credited in the work as a research intern.
Rayna got more seriously involved in Hollywood in 2019 when she joined the crew of the DC Comics film, Joker. This time around, she was recognized as a set staff assistant for the Oscar-winning film, which made over a billion dollars in the Box Office from a budget of only $70 million.
Rayna Is Not The Only Child Of Mike Tyson
Rayna is one of the two children between their parents together with their younger brother, Amir, who was born in 1999. Rayna has five other siblings on their father’s side, as Mike Tyson has a total of 7 kids with different women.
The oldest of her half-siblings is Mikey Lorna Tyson, who was born in 1990 to the boxer in his relationship with Kimberly Scarborough. There is also Miguel Leon Tyson, who was born in 2002, and then Exodus Tyson, born in 2005. Miguel and Tyson were born to Rayna’s father from his relationship with Sol Xochitl.
The two youngest siblings of Rayna are Milan Tyson, who was born in December 2008, and Morocco Tyson, who was born on January 25, 2011. The kids were born to Mike Tyson from his marriage to his third wife, Lakiha Spicer Tyson.
On her mother’s side, Rayna has an older sister, who Turner had with someone referred to as a convicted drug dealer in the 1980s. There is nothing of significance that is known about Turner’s oldest daughter.