Alexis Rodman is famously known as the first daughter of the legendary NBA player Dennis Rodman. The sensational Dennis Rodman, known both inside the basketball court and outside for his flashy moves and lifestyle, had Alexis Rodman with his first wife, Annie Bakes. Due to the shaky nature of her parent’s relationship, Alexis’s relationship with her father was problematic initially. However, it seems the father-daughter duo has a blossoming relationship now from recent happenings. So what do we know about Dennis Rodman’s elusive first daughter Alexis Rodman? First, let’s look at her profile summary;
Alexis Rodman was Born 23 Years Ago in LA
Alexis Caitlyn Rodman was born on September 28, 1998, in Los Angeles, California, United States of America. Alexis is of mixed race, with African-American and Caucasian ancestry. Her parents, Dennis Rodman and Annie Bakes, were not yet married at the time of her birth but had been dating on and off for quite some time.
Alexis’ childhood was marred by her parent’s toxic relationship, a by-product of it being her anger issues. To understand how her celebrity parents’ toxic relationship affected Alexis’s life, we have to go back to 1986.
Alexis Rodman’s Parents met at a club in Los Angeles
Dennis and Annie Bakes first met at a club in Los Angeles, and soon after, the NBA star and the adult model began dating. Annie Bakes was an American model who started her modeling career very early in life. However, her modeling career came to an abrupt end after she was involved in a car accident. While she might have left the adult modeling scene, she didn’t leave the media scene as her relationship with Dennis Rodman took center stage.
Dennis and Annie Bakes started living together early into their relationship in 1987, and in 1988, Alexis, their only child, joined the family. Baby Alexis was only a few months old when her parents separated for a while, but they got back together after a few months. The pair not only got back together, but they decided to get married, hoping that would help solve their relationship crises. Dennis and Annie Bakes, therefore, got married on September 28, 1991, in South Lake Tahoe, Nevada. However, the marriage did not last, and they soon got divorced officially in 1993.
After the marriage failed, Annie’s revelations about her marriage with Dennis Rodman were quite shocking. She alleged that Dennis forced her to undergo four abortions, which she said had made it impossible for her to have children in the future. She also accused the NBA superstar of infecting her with STD (Sexually Transmitted Disease) during their marriage. Annie, who is now an author, has chronicled her ‘abusive’ marriage with Dennis Rodman in her books: Worse Than He Says He Is: My Walk On The Wild Side With Dennis Rodman and White Girls Don’t Bounce.
How is Alexis’ Relationship With Her Father?
Today, a look at Alexis Rodman’s relationship with her celebrity dad Dennis Rodman might have you thinking that the two had always been getting along smoothly. This, however, isn’t the whole story. According to Annie Bakes, Dennis did influence young Alexis while growing up, but it was a negative influence. After their divorce, Alexis went on to live with her mother, and although her dad did feature in her life, as seen in this video of Alexis at seven, Alexis had always felt estranged from her dad.
Alexis developed some behavioral issues owing to her parent’s turbulent relationship and divorce. She was mostly angry with her mom for divorcing her dad, and she emulated her father’s violent behavior as she hit a fellow player while playing basketball. When asked about it, she retorted, “Well, Daddy does it.” Furthermore, she would disclose Dennis’ amorous relationships to schoolmates, saying things like how her father has girlfriends and does not come home to see her.
Alexis has been able to tackle her anger issues through anger management counseling. Today, she is a vibrant young woman, a mother, and a wife, and her relationship with her father has taken a positive turn.
What Does Alexis Rodman Do For a Living?
As mentioned earlier, Alexis Rodman is a very private person, and she is not active on social media. As to what she does for a living, the information isn’t available at the moment. But compared to her father, who over the course of his career, earned roughly $43 million but lost most of it to a lavish lifestyle, Alexis seems to be doing well for herself. Dennis Rodman’s net worth is only $500 thousand. Meanwhile, Alexis is living a lavish lifestyle in California with her husband.
Alexis Rodman is Married with a Child
Yes, Alexis Rodman is married to boyfriend-turned-husband, American-born Robert Bunfill. They got married in an intimate ceremony held at Citrus Heights, California, on August 30, 2014. And in June of 2017, they welcomed their son Vincent. The fact that Alexis was married and had a son was ‘accidentally’ leaked to the public when Dennis, in his excitement, tweeted;
This tells you how private Alexis truly wants her life to be. However, it is clear that the mother of one is happily married and enjoys a beautiful relationship with her father, as the two can be seen attending shows together.