While there are people who have become famous thanks to the things they have done, there are others who have become popular through their association with other famous people. Layla Kiffin became famous through her marriage to American football coach Lane Kiffin. Even after the marriage failed, Layla Kiffin has managed to maintain the interest of many people. Here is everything you need to know about Layla Kiffin.
Who is Layla Kiffin? Biography
Layla Kiffin was born in 1976 in the United States, but her exact birthplace is unknown. She is the daughter of former All-American quarterback John Reaves, who played in the National Football League (NFL) for eleven years. He also played 3 seasons in the United States Football League (USFL). Layla’s father played for several teams including the Philadelphia Eagles, the Cincinnati Bengals, the Minnesota Vikings, and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. After the end of his football career, he went to the coach.
Layla grew up with her brother David Reaves and another sibling at her father’s home after the latter separated from her mother early in his football career. By this time John Reaves had many personal struggles to overcome, including the divorce of his wife and the death of his mother and stepfather. This led him to drug problems. Nevertheless, he managed to raise his three children.
Layla Kiffin grew up in various parts of Florida, including Gainesville, where she spent 2 years and attended Buchholz High School. From there she moved to the University of Florida in 1992, where she graduated in 1996. Interestingly, it was the same university where her parents graduated, and her father played like an All-American quarterback for the institution.
Marriage and Divorce
After graduating from UFL, Layla worked with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. At the time, Lane Kiffin’s father was the Buccaneers’ defensive coordinator. When Lane Kiffin visited his father in 1999, he met Layla. Almost immediately, the two began a relationship that would soon lead to an engagement and eventually to the altar in 2004.
At that time Lane Kiffin was a graduate assistant in the state of Colorado. He was born on May 9, 1975, as Lane Monte Kiffin. As an American football coach, Lane has worked as an offensive coordinator at the University of Alabama and USC Trojans Football at various times. He was also the head coach of the University of Tennessee Volunteers, Oakland Raiders. Currently, Kiffin is the head coach at Florida Atlantic University and was at one point the youngest NFL head coach in recent history.
The marriage of Layla and Lane Kiffin is blessed with three children: Landry (born 2005), Pressley (born 2007), and son Monte Knox Kiffin (born 2009).
The two remained together until March 2016, when Layla Kiffin filed for divorce on the grounds of irreconcilable differences. In a statement by Lane Kiffin, he and Layla Kiffin stated that they had mutually agreed to divorce, even though they would continue to work to raise their children, which he said was their top priority.
Prior to the separation, Lane was involved in a rather chaotic case in which it was said that the man was involved in an affair with an unknown well-known lady from Alabama. Apart from that, there was another unconfirmed rumor like the other one that he also had an affair with Nick Saban’s daughter, Kristen Saban. Nick was the head coach, while Lane was the offensive coordinator of Alabama Crimson Tide football. Although the rumors were not publicly substantiated with evidence, it is not clear whether it had anything to do with the divorce.
Where is Layla Kiffin Now?
After the divorce, Lane Kiffin revealed that his ex-wife was awarded 34.5% of his income. Even more, although she applied for joint custody of her three children, Layla Kiffin also asked for it and was granted physical custody of all children while her husband was only allowed to visit her.
Although it is not known if she works, it is reported that Layla and the three children now live in a rented house in Manhattan Beach, California, which costs $10,000 a month. This is while her ex-husband is in Florida.