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Alexis Rodman | Dennis and Alexis Rodman | Source: Getty Images
Alexis Rodman | Dennis and Alexis Rodman | Source: Getty Images

Alexis Rodman Had ‘a Lot of Anger’ When Her Parents Divorced – Facts about Dennis Rodman’s Daughter

Andile Mthimkhulu
Sep 10, 2022
09:45 P.M.
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Alexis Rodman is legendary former basketball player Dennis Rodman's daughter. Even though the 34-year-old has a well-known father, she has chosen to live a private life.

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Alexis Rodman's parents are both in the limelight. Being the daughter of former American basketball player Dennis Rodman instantly made her well-known.

The 34-year-old and her father were estranged for a long time. The former sportsman's daughter has also chosen to live her life away from the spotlight. Here's what we know about Alexis Rodman.

Alexis Rodman at Cabana Grande at the Raleigh on July 19, 2013, in Miami, Florida. I Source: Getty Images

Alexis Rodman at Cabana Grande at the Raleigh on July 19, 2013, in Miami, Florida. I Source: Getty Images

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What Do We Know about Alexis Rodman?

Alexis Rodman, whose full name is Alexis Caitlin Rodman, was born on September 28, 1988. Her parents are Dennis Rodman and Annie Bakes, and she's their firstborn.

Her mother is also successful in her own right; Annie was a model and has become an author. Alexis was raised by her mother and was Annie and Dennis's only child. She is now married and has a family of her own. She tied the knot in August 2014 with Robert Bunfill.

Bobby Bunfill and Alexis Rodman at the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino on May 16, 2008, in Las Vegas. I Source: Getty Images

Bobby Bunfill and Alexis Rodman at the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino on May 16, 2008, in Las Vegas. I Source: Getty Images

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The 34-year-old has also since become a mother, with her father Dennis announcing the great news on his Twitter page.

The former basketball player posted a touching message in June 2017, saying he couldn't believe he was a grandfather. He also revealed that his first grandson's name was Vincent in the tweet and also wrote:

"Wow, congrats to my daughter Alexis and her husband for the birth of their 1st baby: Vincent! I can't believe I'm a Grandfather!"

Dennis Rodman and Alexis Rodman at the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino on May 16, 2008, in Las Vegas. I Source: Getty Images

Dennis Rodman and Alexis Rodman at the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino on May 16, 2008, in Las Vegas. I Source: Getty Images

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Alexis Rodman's Parents Had a Rocky Relationship

Alexis Rodman's parents, Annie and Dennis, had been together since 1986. A few years before the couple married, Alexis's mother sued her father. Annie filed a palimony suit in 1989 against Dennis and claimed that Alexis's father was falling behind on paying child support. She reportedly sought over $1 million from Dennis.

The pair only tied the knot in 1992. Their marriage was not long and lasted 82 days before their divorce, even though they had known each other for about six years.

During an interview with the Los Angeles Times, Alexis' father opened up about his relationship with his then-wife. He revealed that he "never really paid enough attention" to his wife and child because of his job. He said he knew his family was important, but he "never really showed it."

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Dennis Rodman and Alexis Rodman at Oasis at the Raleigh on July 22, 2013, in Miami, Florida. I Source: Getty Images

Dennis Rodman and Alexis Rodman at Oasis at the Raleigh on July 22, 2013, in Miami, Florida. I Source: Getty Images

The divorce was hard on Dennis, who is said to have missed his wife and daughter after the couple separated. The former basketball player missed his family so much that he tattooed a picture of his daughter on his left forearm.

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Alexis Rodman Didn't See Her Father for a Long Time

In a 1997 interview, Alexis Rodman's mother revealed that her daughter was struggling with her parent's divorce. She was also not seeing her father because he didn't visit her, which caused her to experience a lot of anger, and she ended up attending anger management sessions.

Her mother said Alexis had a lot of anger against her because she left her father. Alexis eventually ended up being in fights at school. Her parents ended up in a heated custody battle, reportedly leaving Dennis depressed.

Dennis Rodman and Alexis Rodman at Oasis at the Raleigh on July 22, 2013, in Miami, Florida. I Source: Getty Images

Dennis Rodman and Alexis Rodman at Oasis at the Raleigh on July 22, 2013, in Miami, Florida. I Source: Getty Images

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Annie Bakes supported her daughter; however, she said Alexis's father was reluctant to give her money to take care of her. She even struggled to pay for her daughter's tuition and had to sell her husband's memorabilia, as seen in an episode of "Pawn Stars."

During an interview with Oprah in 2013, Dennis said he was doing signings at an autograph show when he reunited with his daughter after she arrived there unexpectedly. The former basketball player was shocked because he hadn't seen her in years.

According to Alexis's father, she didn't want to talk about how long they had been separated. Instead, she said she just wanted him to be her dad, and the father and daughter spent the whole day together talking.

The relationship between the parent and child has since improved, and Alexis has even previously called her father a "really beautiful person."

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