Tawanna Turner Ridding of Relationships With Divorce; But Love Stayed
Tawanna Turner, who is known for being the ex-wife of former NBA player, Allen Iverson, filed for divorce for two times. Despite the two times divorce filing and the separation, the love between the couple didn't fade away.
So, why don't you divulge into the unique story of Tawanna Turner with her NBA player husband, Allen Iverson!
Tawanna Turner's Romantic Relationships with Allen Iverson:
Tawanna Turner, who liked reading and participating in clubs back in her school years, met her ex-husband, Allen Iverson in Virginia, who was a then-basketball prodigy.
Tawanna was studying at a rival school of the University of Hampton graduate when she met him.
The duo welcomed two kids, Allen Iverson II and Tiaura Iverson in the year 2001 and also in the same year, Allen exchanged wedding vows and got married to Tawanna at the age of 26.
Tawanna Turner got married to Allen Iverson back in 2001 (Photo: philly.com)
Later, after the couple tied the knot, they welcomed other three children; Isaiah Rahsaan Iverson and Dream Alijha Iverson and Messiah Lauren Iverson.
Allen Iverson posing for a picture with his five children (Photo: straightfromthea.com)
The eldest of Tawanna's children, Tiaura Iverson was born in 1995, who is currently running at 22 years of age. Likewise, her eldest son and second child, Allen Iverson II was born in 1998 making him the age of 19 years old. Similarly, her second son, Isaiah was born on 8 August 2003 running at the age of 14 years old. Her remaining two daughters, Dream Alijha Iverson and Messiah Lauren Iverson were born on 7 October 2008 and 16 August 2005 respectively. They are running at the age of 12 and 9 years respectively.
Tawanna Turner's Married Life's Issues Leading Divorce
The couple, who shares five children together, hit a rough patch within a year of their married life in 2002. The duo got into a huge fight where Iverson got so mad that he threw his naked wife, Tawanna out of their Philadelphia house and later barged into her relative's house with a gun.
However, the gun allegation was never proved and was dismissed later. But maybe fueled by the incident, Tawanna filed for the divorce in 2009 which she withdrew later after her then-husband begged to withdraw. But again, she refiled again in 2011 stating Allen had been gambling and drinking so heavily which left them in a mountain of debt.
She even added that she sold her jewelry in order to pay the couple's children’s tuition fee. Even the divorce hearing got heated in one of the 2012's divorce hearings where Allen shouted at her then-wife saying,
“I don’t even have money for a cheeseburger!”
In response, Tawanna handed him $61 from her wallet as per the 2015 biography by Kent Babb, ‘Not a Game: The Incredible Rise and Unthinkable Fall of Allen Iverson.’
Finally, in 2013, Tawanna's divorce was settled in 2013 and has remained low profile since then. Tawanna, who prefers to keep a lowkey profile, hadn't shared anything regarding her wiki or bio details, revealed that they had finally come together for the sake of their children.
"We've known each other since we were 16 years old ... and we have 5 kids together. So, we have to do what's best for our kids."
Tawanna shared the twenty-four years of married life with Allen Iverson.
Love Exists Even After Divorce
After the divorce, Tawanna Turner was spotted together with her ex-husband, Allen Iverson in 2016 at the 2016 Basketball Hall of Fame Enshrinement. She came together with her ex-husband, Allen for the sake of their children and even spotted holding her former husband's hand at the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame held in Springfield, Massachusetts in 2016.
Tawanna Turner spotted holding hands with his former husband Allen Iverson in Basketball Hall of Fame 2016 (Photo: dailymail.com)
Allen, whose enjoys the net worth of $1 million, shocked everyone at the event by thanking his ex-wife, Tawanna during the Philadelphia 76ers jersey retirement ceremony and credited her for her love and support saying,
“ helping me grow as a man and taking care of me throughout my career and always being by my side and loving me. She'll always be my favorite person in the world."
At the ceremony, Turner's ex-husband got emotional and gave a speech thanking the responsible ones to help him in his career including his former wife, Tawanna Turner.
Allen Iverson giving a speech and thanking those who helped him grow in his career (Published on 9 September 2016)
Further, while acknowledging the support of his former wife, Tawanna, he said that he loved her and thanked her as,
'Twenty-four years — ups, down, but real love. I can't thank you enough for all you've done for me. Not just my career — obviously, you enabled me to go to work and you took care of home. But for loving me the way you do, and caring about what type of person I am and what type of person I need to be to set the example for our babies.'
The appearance of Tawanna and Allen together hints that they are in good terms moving on from the turbulent relationship of the past, but it’s unclear if the couple is officially back together.