Zulekha Haywood is more popular for being the daughter of Iman and Spencer Haywood. She is a professional business analyst who has been associated with different cosmetics so far which also include Iman Cosmetics.

Haywood blessed Olympic medalist and basketball player Spencer and his supermodel ex-wife Iman on 5th July 1978 with her arrival. She was raised in the United States of America. According to modern astrologers, her zodiac sign is Cancer.

Zulekha Haywood’s Net Worth

Well, the gorgeous lady Zulekha is estimated to have a net worth of a whopping $4.8 Million which she has accumulated from her successful business life and professional career.

Moreover, the 5 feet 6 inches tall media star is a business analyst who has a good sum of income. Throughout her career, she has worked as an accountant, manager, and in other business-related positions.

In addition to this, Zulekha’s father Spencer has a speculated net worth of $3 Million as week as her mother Iman has a net worth of a jaw-dropping $200 Million.

Relationship Status – Married To Jason Young

Zulekha Haywood is in a relationship with Jason Young whom she tied the knot in 2016. The holy ceremony took place in a private location and the presence of families and close people.

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Zulekha Haywood with her husband Jason Young
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Although Haywood has not hidden her relationship, she has also not shared her dating life. She has not talked about her husband in the media. However, it is known that the two love birds were in a relationship for a long time. Before this, Zulekha is not known to have been romantically involved with any other person.

Do You Know Zulekha Haywood Is The Mother Of A Daughter?

Zulekha is a proud mother of Lavinia Rose Young whom she shares with her husband Jason. The couple welcomed their first child in 2017 only after a year of walking down the aisle.

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Zulekha Haywood’s daughter Lavina Rose Young
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Lavinia is the apple of the eye of her Nana Iman. She had posted about Lavinia on all of her social media accounts including Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook. This shows how much the supermodel Iman cares for her grandchildren. Young and Haywood both are trying to raise their daughter in a good environment and shape her future.

Earlier Life

Coming from a reputed and well-known family, Zulekha was always in the limelight ever since she was born. She was featured on the cover page of Essence magazine with her parents. However, she did not want to be in the paparazzi’s attention because of her insecurities about her body.

Likewise, Haywood was overweight from her childhood which was because of her overeating problem. She could not follow in the footsteps of her parents because of it. She could not become a supermodel like her mother because of her weight and could not be a player like her father even though he tried to train Haywood in basketball and tennis.

She attended classes at Mercy High School and further studied at Michigan State University for her graduation.

Haywood’s Parents Divorced When she Was Nine Years Old

Business analyst Haywood did not have the luxury of growing up with her both parents as they parted ways when she was just nine years old. It brought some difficulty while growing up.

After their divorce, Spencer and Iman both wanted custody of their daughter. For three years the former couple met in court for custody. Finally, Spencer won the custody of her daughter, who at the time was 14 years 14-year-old girl and was going to a local high school in Detroit, USA.

Similarly, Haywood grew up living with her dad Spencer, but also she shared beautiful times with her mother, however, she did not have a good relationship with her mother and was mentally abusive according to her.

Zulekha’s Obesity Problem

As mentioned earlier, the business analyst Zulekha was an overeater which caused her to gain weight massively. She suffered from an obesity problem which caused her trouble facing the world. It hampered both her education life and her confidence.

To add more, the star daughter weighed 320 pounds at one time and her health condition was going bad so, the business analyst decided to go for gastric band surgery on her 28th birthday. According to her, she experienced a huge difference and boosted her confidence which has helped in making her career life.

Haywood’s Basta Diet

To control Haywood’s overweight Iman tried a lot of things and also put her into a Basta diet. Basta means enough in Italian. Whenever she was overeating her mother would whisper Basta to her. Besides this, she also followed other diets to control her obesity problem.

Initially, she lost some weight but soon it did not have any effect as she picked up her father’s midnight snacking habit.

Father- Spencer Haywood

Spencer is an Olympic gold medalist basketball player who played for the Washington Bullets. He received an honoree from the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. In 1972 and 1973, her father was selected to the All-NBA First Team, and in 1974 and 1975, to the All-NBA Second Team. In the late 1970s, her father’s addiction to cocaine also destroyed his career with the Lakers.

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Spencer Haywood – Father of Zulekha Haywood
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Talking about his personal life, Haywood was introduced on the 22nd of April, 1949. He went to Pershing High School for his education. He was previously married to Iman, but after their marriage broke down, Haywood wed Linda, with whom he has three daughters.

Relationship with Mother, Iman Mohamed Abdulmajid

Iman blessed her parents with her arrival on July 25, 1955. She is a supermodel and has her cosmetic lines. She started her modeling career after a photographer saw potential in her and wanted her to be a model. She was devoted to the African Queen by the Fashion designer Yves Saint Laurent.

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Iman -Mother of Zulekha Haywood
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She is the favorite model in Vogue and Harper’s Bazaar and has posed many for them. After, she left her modeling career and started her cosmetic line.

According to Spencer, Zulekha and her mother do not have a good relationship and Iman emotionally abused her as well as once she stated that Zulekha is a whale when the business analyst was dealing with obesity. Likewise, another media sensation Iman Tayla Shumpert Jr. is the celebrity daughter of Teyana Taylor.


Haywood is the single child of her parents together however, she has got some half-siblings from each of her parents with their other relationships.

From her mother’s second marriage with David Bowie, she has Alexandria Zahra Jones and Duncan Jones. Similarly, his father has got three daughters from his second marriage to Linda Nikiah, Isis, and Shaakira Haywood.

Career Highlights

Zulekha Haywood is currently an experienced strategist with over decades of professional marketing experience and strategies.  She started her career as she spent some time working for Iman’s business after graduating. She was an accountant for Iman’s cosmetic brand, Iman Cosmetics.

In 2002, she received an upgrade to account manager, and she later became manager of revenue and demand planning. The daughter of Spencer Haywood was a senior business analyst and brand manager for Jay Manuel Beauty.

She also held a purchaser and strategic sourcing analyst position at Taymark Inc. The analyst left Portu Sunberg in 2016 after eight months of employment there.

The Physical Appearance Of Haywood

Zulekha was an overweight person as a kid and suffered from obesity. She has brown afro hair with brown eyes.

Haywood stands tall with a height of 5 feet 6 inches (167 cm) and has maintained a weight of 61kg (134 lbs). She lost some weight after her gastric band surgery.

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