Zulekha Haywood (born July 5, 1978; Age: 44 years old) is an American businesswoman, consultant, and business analyst who is best known as the daughter of supermodel Iman Haywood and her ex-husband, Spencer Haywood.
Haywood is married to her longtime boyfriend, Jason Young and the pair share an adorable daughter together and have been enjoying marital bliss. Peruse on to know all about the celebrity and her family life.
Summary of Zulekha Haywood’s Bio
- Full name: Zulekha Haywood
- Gender: Female
- Date of birth: July 05, 1978
- Zulekha Haywood’s Age: 44 years old
- Ethnicity: African-American
- Nationality: American
- Zodiac Sign: Cancer
- Sexual Orientation: Straight
- Religion: Christian
- Marital Status: Married
- Zulekha Haywood’s Husband: Jason Young
- Zulekha Haywood’s Children: Lavinia Rose Young (daughter)
- Zulekha Haywood’s Parents: Iman Haywood (mother) and Spencer Haywood(father)
- Siblings: Alexandra Zahra Jones, Duncan Jones, Shaakira Haywood, Isis Haywood, and Courtney Nikkiah Haywood
- Zulekha Haywood’s Height in Inches: 5 feet 6 inches
- Zulekha Haywood’s Weight: 63kg
- Zulekha Haywood’s Net Worth: $4.8 million
- Famous for: Being the daughter of Iman and Spencer Haywood
- Twitter: @zulekhahayood
Zulekha Haywood is 44 Years Old
Zulekha Haywood was born on the 5th of July 1978 in the United States of America to her parents, Spencer Haywood (father) and Iman Haywood (mother). Her father is a former professional basketball player while her mother is a known American model.
Speaking of her childhood, Zulekha was born with the proverbial silver spoon in her mouth and was well provided for although she had revealed that she and her mother did not share a close bond as mother and daughter while she was growing up.
Her father, Spencer, had one-time accused her mother of being emotionally abusive towards their daughter, Zulekha. However, that seems to be all in the past now as Zulekha Haywood and her mother are beginning to build their mother-and-daughter bond.
It is worthy of note that Zulekha is not the only child of her parents but she is their only child together. She has half-siblings on both sides who are Alexandria Zahra Jones, Duncan Jones, Shaakira Haywood, Isis Haywood, and Courtney Nikkiah Haywood.
Zulekha Haywood is well-educated. She had her high school education at Mercy High School which is located in Farmington Hills, Michigan. After her graduation, she got enrolled at Michigan State University which was where she obtained a bachelor’s degree.
The precise course she studied at the University is not known but from her current profession, it would not be out of place to speculate that she graduated with a business-related degree.
Zulekha Haywood Is A Business Analyst
As a child born to parents who are famous and accomplished professionals in their various career fields, many expected that Zulekha Haywood will follow in either her mother’s or her father’s career path but that was not the case as she chose a different career path as a business analyst.
Although her father had tried to coach her in basketball and tennis it turned out that Zulekha Haywood was never inclined to sports. On the other hand, many had strong belief that she would follow in her mother’s career footsteps but her weight was a major constraint as it keeps fluctuating. The business analyst revealed that at some point, her mother placed her on a diet but in the end, she learned to live with her weight.
Zulekha Haywood began her career working at her mother’s firm – Iman Cosmetics. She started as an Executive Assistant Office Manager while learning how the business was run. As time went on, she was promoted in 2005 from the Executive Assistant Office Manager to the Account Manager where she handled important accounts of the company.
As she kept making progress and was doing well in her position, she got yet another promotion in 2007 to the position of Planning and Procurement Manager.
Zulekha Haywood has had the opportunity to work in various departments of her mother’s company and during her time, she fostered collaborations with other major firms like Target, CVS, Wal-Mart, HSN, and Walgreens. She later moved further in 2014 to work at Jay Manuel Beauty as a project manager and brand analyst.
During her stay at Jay Manuel Beauty where she worked for two years, she kept on pushing in her career and in 2016, she got a job as an Inventory Analyst at Portu Sunberg for eight months. Presently, Zulekha Haywood, as per her LinkedIn profile, now works at McShares, Inc. as a Customer Relationship Specialist and Demand Analyst in Salina, Kansas.
Zulekha Haywood’s Father Is A Former Professional Basketball Player
Zulekha Haywood’s father, Spencer Haywood is a former professional basketball player. The former athlete was born on April 22, 1949, in Silver City, Mississippi, United States of America. He was an Olympic gold medalist and was inducted in 2015 into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.
Spencer Haywood played for several teams throughout his career which includes Denver Rockets (1969–1970), Seattle SuperSonics (1970-1975), New York Knicks (1975-1979), New Orleans Jazz (1979), Los Angeles Lakers (1979-1980), Reyer Venezia (1980- 1981) and Washington Bullets (1981–1983).
His career was a successful one with quite a number of career highlights and awards such as 4-time NBA All-Star (1972–1975), ABA rebounding leader (1970), NBA champion (1980), and many others.
Her Mother Was An Actress and Supermodel
Zulekha Haywood’s mother, Iman Mohammed Abdulmajid, was born on July 25th, 1955. She is a supermodel, actress, and entrepreneur. Zulekha’s mother was raised as a Muslim and spent most of her childhood and adolescent age in Egypt. She started her modeling career with Vogue after which she appeared on the cover of popular magazines.
As she kept growing in her career, many designers began taking notice of her and with time she became a muse to many prominent designers such as Calvin Klein, Gianni Versace, Donna Karan, Issey Miyake, and Halston. As we already know, she owns a cosmetics firm – Iman Cosmetics – where Zulekha Haywood developed her business skills.
Zulekha Haywood’s Parents Got Divorced In 1982
The exact date Zulekha Haywood’s parents got married is not available but the ex-couple were married in 1977 and lived happily together for some years before their relationship turned sour and they got divorced in 1987.
The couple shared an only child – Zulekha Haywood – who stayed with her father after a messy custody battle. Moving on from the marriage, Zulekha’s mother got married to David Bowie, an English musician whom she met on a blind date set up by one of her friends in Los Angeles. Her second marriage produced two children – Alexandria Zahra Jones and Duncan Jones.
Zulekha Haywood also has three half-siblings – Shaakira Haywood, Isis Haywood, and Courtney Nikkiah Haywood – from her father’s second marriage to Linda Haywood.
She Is Married To Her Longtime Boyfriend, Jason Young
Zulekha Haywood is not only a businesswoman, she is also a wife and a mother. The business analyst is married to her longtime boyfriend, Jason Young. At first, the duo had hidden their relationship from the public but after some time they decided to reveal it to the public. The lovebirds got hitched in a private wedding attended by family members and close friends.
They have a daughter together named Lavinia Rose Young who was born in 2017. So far, the husband and wife have been living peacefully and enjoying marital bliss without any controversies surrounding their marriage.