Lane Kiffin Divorce From Wife & How This Affair Left Him Marginally Broke
Football coach, Lane Kiffin was a relatively unknown figure known mostly to football fans; but after the rumors of him having a sexual relationship with his head coach's daughter surfaced back in 2015, he became one of the most searched subjects on the internet overnight.
Lane, who had a happy family consisting of a wife and three children before the gossips, had to bid farewell to his wife as the news of his affair brought discord in his marriage and eventually resulted in divorce.
Post the divorce, has he been dating any girlfriend or leads a single life as a loner?
Divorce With Wife After Affair Rumors; Dating Anyone Now?
Lane and his wife were once considered as an ideal couple; however, due to an unfortunate turn of events, the marriage could not last more than a decade.
The Lincoln, Nebraska native had first met Layla Greer Reaves in 1999 through his father Monte, who worked as an NFL defensive coordinator. The romance between the two soon blossomed, and the couple got engaged after a mere three months of dating.
Lane even sought the permission of Layla's father before proposing her for marriage. Layla's dad, Dan Reaves told talked about Lane's proposal in an old interview,
"I thought he was going to say that he was getting out of coaching and wanted a job. Instead he asked if he could marry my daughter. I called her to ask her, ‘Is he serious?’ I wasn’t supposed to ruin the surprise. They bought an engagement ring that same day."
Lane and his wife Layla eventually got married on 1 July 2004. A year after the marriage, Layla gave birth to her first child, a daughter named Landry. Two years later, the couple became parents to a second daughter, Pressley.
In 2009, Lane and his wife welcomed their first son who was named as Knox after Knoxville.
Lane Kiffin along with his wife Layla and children (Photo: MarriedBiography.com)
Lane and his wife were leading a happy life with their children, celebrating different occasions together. On 3 January 2012, Lane shared a tweet to wish his wife on her 37th birthday. He wrote on his Twitter,
"Happy 37th Layla!"
However, by August 2015, rumors started circulating that Lane had an extra-marital affair and even got physical with a woman named Kristen, the daughter of University of Alabama's head coach Nick Saban.
Lane Kiffin and Nick Saban's daughter Kristen rumored to have sexual intercourse in 2016 (Photo: LiveRampUp.com)
The gossips spread like wildfire, and there were trolls all over the internet mocking Lane for his affair. Even his Wikipedia page was edited by an unknown user to mock the former USC head coach.
While the rumors have never been confirmed, it eventually reached Layla's ears after which she took the bold step for filing for divorce on 28 February 2016 citing irreconcilable differences.
Talking about the couple's decision to divorce, Lane told Fox Sports,
"After a lot of careful thought and consideration, Layla and I have mutually decided to divorce. We are fully committed to our kids' future being our No. 1 priority. We will maintain an amicable relationship with respect for each other as we raise these three wonderful children. We will have no further comments and appreciate respect for our family's privacy."
Lane's wife even asked for spousal as the divorce settlement, and he was ordered to pay 34.5% for his total income. Lane was later free of his responsibilities as an Offensive Coordinator which brought financial problems to him. He was even heard saying in an interview with Pete Thamel,
“I pay around 52% in taxes. Layla gets 34.5% in the divorce, and [agent Jimmy Sexton] gets 3%. I make [about] 9% and I’m living in Tuscaloosa.”
Despite the divorce, Lane remains in good terms with his former wife and Layla occasionally even tags her ex-husband in social media posts. On 2 October 2016, Layla shared a picture alongside her children and reminded Lane that their kids were the most important trophies he could ever achieve.
Lane's ex-wife with her three kids on 2 October 2016 (Photo: Layla Kiffin's Twitter)
Lane, who ages 43, is currently serving as the head coach of Florida Atlantic Owls. Further, he is not known to be dating any girlfriend like his ex-wife who remains single after the divorce.
And even if he is dating someone, Lane would certainly keep the identity of his girlfriend a secret as he must have learned a hard lesson after the last time.