And 26 years after their tempestuous marriage, it’s put Mike Tyson and Robin Givens in the spotlight again.Both the former champ and his actress ex-wife have been making the media rounds in the past few days, with markedly different results.If you want to understand why a woman might not just find herself in an abusive relationship, but staying in one, listen to a woman who says she’s been there. In a week in which plenty of football fans have publicly thrown their support behind ousted Ravens player Ray Rice, expressing sentiments like, “I just don’t believe one action or mistake should define a person,” a week in which Fox News’ solution to domestic violence is to not commit it in front of a camera, it’s pretty easy to feel demoralized.But there have been a few encouraging aspects of the whole depressing fiasco, notably the way it’s opened up the conversation about the dynamics of abuse – why victims stay, and why they leave.PHOTOS: See all 29 pics in “Head of the Class,” Where Are They Now?Robin Givens (as Darlene Merriman) THEN: Darlene was rich and spoiled and was often portrayed as shallow.
News of actress Robin Givens’s death spread quickly earlier this week causing concern among fans across the world.He started as a substitute teacher for the kids in the show but eventually became their full-time mentor—challenging them to think and live outside of their books. NOW: Hesseman has mainly worked in TV since “Head of the Class.” He’s appeared on “House,” “Boston Legal,” “Psych,” “ER,” and “Lie to Me,” and we recently saw him on the small screen in an episode of “Mike and Molly” in 2012. The night an angry young heavyweight boxing champion by the name of Mike Tyson sat down to eat with basketball superstar Michael Jordan. Mike telling everyone he’s going to bust Jordan’s a**.In an essay for Time inspired by the social media trending topics #Why IStayed and #Why ILeft, she writes about how when she first heard of the Ray Rice incident earlier this year – and of his initial light two-week suspension — she thought, “Great, here we go again.No one cares, he can do anything.” Because she says she’d lived through it.What made the situation explosive was that Jordan had dated Givens before she met Tyson. ‘Man, you think somebody scared of you, all that racist s–t you been talking? “Mike Tyson’s sitting there with his drink of choice, a Long Island Tea, and when he drinks his real feelings come out …,” Holloway writes. I know you f—-d with my b—h.’ “Jordan looks like he just seen a ghost. ‘You can tell me.’ “Jordan, it’s obvious he just wants to get up and run. ’ He says to Dent, ‘Y’all scared of this damn white man, Richard? “When I came to,” she recalls, “a doorman was carrying me over his shoulder, out of my fiancé’s apartment, and into a car.” She says she was “embarrassed,” and that she struggled with “inner turmoil and confusion.” Then, as often happens in abusive relationships, “One minute you’re running from him, the next you’re protecting him.And being a black woman you feel you want to protect your man.Brad Pitt is currently filed for divorce from Angelina Jolie .He has been in 14 celebrity relationships averaging approximately 2.4 years each. Given Name: William Bradley Pitt Nickname: Brad Age: 53 (12/18/1963)Occupation: Entertainment - Actor Most Famous For: Interview with the Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles, film We first met down in the Village on a hot summer night when everybody was out on every corner and there was music everywhere coming from cars, people were beat boxing and people were freestyling. And that's where we met and that's how we realized we had this mutual love for music.