Lakeisha Graham has come into the limelight after the release of the biography of the famous tennis coach Richard Williams, King Richard, in November 2021. The 42-year-old celebrity spouse is a popular media personality and entrepreneur in the United States of America. However, she is well-known as the spouse of Richard Williams, who suspected that Graham was dating a criminal during their split..
Background and Early Life of Lakeisha Graham
Lakeisha Graham, aka Lakeshia Juanita Graham, was born in 1979 in the USA. Her current age is 43. There is very little information available in the public domain about her childhood, parents, or early life due to her introverted nature. She had ordinary schooling in a local school before she enrolled in a reputed school for her graduation. However, her ethnic background is Afro-American, and her religion is Christianity.
How Did the Couple Meet?
Richard Williams was married to the mother of Venus and Serena Williams, Oracene Price, since 1980. The family resided in Crompton, California, before the couple divorced in 2002. After the divorce, Richard met Lakeisha Graham and started dating in 2009. Graham was a grocery store owner back then. The couple married in 2010 when Lakeisha Graham was 32, and Richard Williams was 69. Despite the huge age gap, the couple got married in 2010 in the presence of their close friends and family members. Lakeisha Graham is 37 years younger than the tennis coach.
Do the Couple Have Any Offspring?
Lakeisha Graham and Richard Williams are proud parents of a son, Dylann Star Williams. Dylann was born in 2012. After their separation, the boy reportedly lived with the father because of Lakeisha’s bad habit of liquor consumption.
Why Did Richard Williams and Lakeisha Graham Divorce?
Richard Williams and Lakeisha Graham divorced in 2017 after living apart since 2016. According to the media, Williams accused her of marrying him for money, not love. He even alleged that she tried to forge his signature and transfer the property in her name, while Lakeisha denied the claim. Lakeisha claimed that Richard was making these false accusations to avoid the money for child support. According to the sources, Lakeisha started dating a criminal after their divorce.
On the other hand, Lakeisha Graham claimed that Richard Williams (80) acted hostile during their marriage, and she became worried that he would harm their young son. She also said that Richard used to drive through the poor neighborhoods to look at women. Lakeisha admitted to imitating his handwriting, but she revealed that he asked her to do everything due to his poor health. The mortgage was witnessed and notarized at a loan company.
The court documents also revealed Serena Williams threatening Richard’s third wife to vacate the property with her son. She also added the tennis champion’s advocates threatened her to change the locks if she stayed there.
Who Is More Affluent, Lakeisha Graham or Richard Williams?
As per media reports, Lakeisha Graham is a hardworking woman who owns a small grocery store. The Florida-based shop sells fruits and vegetables. On the other hand, Richard Williams’s net worth can be estimated at around $20 million as he is a famous tennis coach. As per reports, Lakeisha lives an affluent life, and her net worth is approximated at around $1-2 million.
Is Richard Williams Still Married to Lakeisha Graham?
Amid their divorce, Lakeisha Williams made a challenging decision. According to the media outlets, she asked a Palm Beach judge to stop her husband’s divorce. She insisted that the couple was enjoying healthy sex life. According to her attorney Sara Lawrence, “The wife believes that the parties have reconciled and have engaged in an active marital life including having regular weekly sexual relations including but not limited to on January 9, 2022, the night before filing this motion,” reported Daily Mail.
Richard and Lakeisha reconciled in August 2019. The divorce was all set to be finalized in January. Still, the documents stated, “The case is not ready for final hearing and during the period of dormancy, the parties have been raising their son now age 9 years old and whose needs have changed drastically since the filing of this matter in 2017 when the child was 5 years old,” reported Pop Culture.
If you are curious about the tennis star and his controversial life, check out the film based on Richard Williams’s life, entitled King Richard, where Will Smith plays the lead role. This year, Smith bagged the award for Best Actor for his role as King Richard, and the film won five Oscars this year.