Mike Tyson, Kiki and their daughter
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Days after his daughter died, Mike got married for the third time to his girlfriend, Kiki, a woman he's known for many years. They have a 9-month-old baby girl together.

"I reached a stage where I'm 43, and I'm just tired," he says. "I'm just tired of being alone and tired of not having that intimacy."

Mike says he chooses to live a very restricted life in order to avoid temptation. Instead of waking up at 3 a.m. to hit the Las Vegas casinos and clubs, he says he wakes up, smokes a cigarette on the balcony and comes back to bed.

"We're on this journey together, and we're going to raise these seven kids," he says. "We're going to try to make a better life for them."

Kiki says she doesn't care about Mike's troubled past or history of violence. "It's all about the way he treats me," she says. "I've never seen that side of what people say. He's been nothing but the most respectful person."

Mike says his wife hasn't watched the documentary Tyson because she's in denial, but she says she doesn't need to see the film. "I know that those are things that he's experienced," she says. "But we have a different experience. We live in the present."
FROM: Oprah Talks to Former Heavyweight Champion Mike Tyson
Published on October 12, 2009

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