Tyler Roby Pippen was an American celebrity popularly known for being the second twin daughter of popular American basketball player Scotty Maurice Pippen Sr. Tyler Roby Pippen died just 9 days after she was born.
Although Pippen Sr. did not accept the paternity of the twin girls when they were born by his then-girlfriend Sonya Roby, he was later forced to do so after a DNA test proved otherwise. Here is all you need to know about the birth and death of the celebrity baby.
Biography Summary of Tyler Pippen
- Full name: Tyler Roby Pippen
- Gender: Female
- Date of birth: July 20, 1994
- Tyler Roby Pippen’s Age: 9 days old
- Ethnicity: African-American
- Nationality: American
- Zodiac Sign: Cancer
- Religion: Christianity
- Marital Status: Single
- Tyler Roby Pippen’s Age Parents: Scotty Maurice Pippen Sr. and Sonya Roby
- Siblings: Taylor Pippen, Antron Pippen, Sierra Pippen, Justin Pippen, Sophia Pippen, Preston Pippen, and Scotty Pippen Jr.
- Famous for: for being the daughter of Scotty Maurice Pippen Sr.
Who is Tyler Roby Pippen?
Tyler Roby Pippen is one of the twin daughters that Scottie Maurice Pippen Sr. had with his one-time girlfriend, Sonya Roby. The twin girls who were born in Mercy Hospital, Chicago on July 20, 1994, were named Taylor Robby Pippen and Tyler Robby Pippen. Sadly, 9 days after their births the good news soon turned sour for the parents when Tyler who was the younger twin was announced dead in the hospital.
Scottie Pippen Denied Paternity of the Twins
At the time of the twins’ birth, their NBA star filed a paternity suit denying responsibility for the twins. However, a year after that a DNA test which was carried out on October 29, 1994, proved that he was the biological father of the twins.
Following this revelation, Scottie took responsibility for the living twin and agreed to pay $15 000 for the outstanding medical bills, and also to get insurance for Taylor through NBA. On her path, Sony Roby got full custody of Taylor, and although Scottie tried to negotiate visiting rights, Taylor who spoke on the issue years later revealed that he never tried to be present in her life.
Who is Tyler Robby Pippen’s Twin?
Tyler Roby Pippen’s twin is Taylor Pippen, a popular American volleyball player, senior middle hitter, and social media influencer. Just like Tyler, she was born on July 20, 1994, and is currently 28 years old.
Although Scottie Pippen was not actively present in her life, his athletic blood surely runs through his baby girl’s veins and Taylor has chosen to build a career as an American athlete and is currently making waves as one of the most prominent volleyball players in America.
Taylor developed a passion for sports from an early age and she started playing right from her high school days at Carmel Catholic High, Illinois. She attended Southern Illinois University where she graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting. And with the help of her certification, she got a chance to work as the Assistant Vice President at Wintrust Commercial Bank in Chicago.
However, before pursuing a career in the banking industry, Taylor played professional football for some time in Spain where she played alongside Figaro Peluqueros Haris. She was named an All-MVC Scholar first-team selection and even earned MVC Scholar-Athlete honors.
How Many Siblings does Tyler Roby Pippen Have?
Besides Taylor, Tyler Roby Pippen has 6 other half-siblings whom her father had with 3 other women. Here is a list of all her half-siblings
- Antron Pippen
- Scotty Pippen Jr.
- Sophia Pippen
- Justin Pippen
- Preston Pippen
- Sierra Pippen
While some of Tyler’s half-siblings have chosen to build a life in the limelight, others have chosen to build theirs as far away from the spotlight as they possibly can. Here is a breakdown of some of the famous Pippen kids’ lives and what they do for a living.
I’m heartbroken to share that yesterday, I said goodbye to my firstborn son Antron. The two of us shared a love for basketball and we had countless conversations about the game. (1/3) pic.twitter.com/Zt3wo8wpcg
— Scottie Pippen (@ScottiePippen) April 19, 2021
Antron is Scottie Pippen’s oldest son whom he had with his first wife, Karen McCollum. Just like Scottie, Antron had a deep love for basketball and even made a career out of it. As a promising star, he was very well on his way to the NBA. But sadly this dream of his would never come to pass. On April 2021, Scottie broke the tragic news that his firstborn son had passed on after battling chronic asthma. The young athlete died at the age of 33.
Scotty Pippen Jr.
Scotty Pippen Jr. is Scottie Pippen’s first son with his second wife, Larsa Younan. He was born on November 10, 2000, and is currently 22 years old. Scotty is one of Scottie Pippen’s children who chose to take after him in the different career paths they chose. He is a fast-rising basketball player and recently made headlines when he appeared in the NBA Summer League for the Lakers.
Sophia Pippen is Scottie’s daughter with his ex-wife Larsa. She was born on December 26, 2008, and is currently 14 years old. Unlike most of her older siblings, Sophia chose to pursue a career for herself away from her father’s image.
Instead, she ventured into the entertainment industry and is growing to become a charming dancer. She recently appeared in the junior category of Dancing With the Stars and came out ninth place after soaring through the first two stages.
Sierra Pippen is an American model and media personality famously known for being Scottie’s older daughter with his ex-partner, Yvette DeLeone. She was born on February 17, 1995, and is currently 27 years old.
Just like Tyler and Taylor, Scottie had initially denied paternity of Sierra until Yvette dragged him to court and proved that the baby is truly his. After that, Scottie stayed in the lives of the mother and child’s lives for some years before he finally took a walk.
At What Age did Tyler Die?
Tyler died on July 29, 1994, when she was just 9 days old. Although the news was a sad one for the NBA star’s fans, neither he nor the twins’ mother has ever addressed the incident or revealed the cause of her death.
Although her death was sad news, it didn’t do much harm to her father’s reputation as he had never acknowledged her when she was alive. On her path, Sonya dedicated the bulk of her life to raising her living son. And judging by Taylors’ success so far, we can say that she did a great job.