Who Is Zulekha Haywood? Daughter Of Supermodel Iman Abdulmajid

Zulekha Haywood, daughter of NBA Champion Spencer Haywood and supermodel Iman Abdulmajid, is a business analyst and magazine editor.

Despite her famous parents, she kept away from media attention and focused on her corporate career.

Zulekha Haywood
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She struggled with body weight due to the spotlight on her parents but overcame it with good parenting and self-acceptance.

Her story is now inspiring many.

Zulekha Haywood Residence

While Haywood is a New York born & raised, she now lives in Wichita, Kansas.

The only daughter of Spencer & Iman, Zulekha Haywood was born on July 5, 1978.

Zulekha, a Cancer studied at Mercy High School and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Human Resource Management from Michigan State University.

Zulekha Haywood Siblings

The now 44-year-old, Zulekha’s siblings include Alexandria Zahra Jones, Duncan Jones, Isis Haywood, Shaakira Haywood, & Courtney Nikkiah Haywood.

While Zulekha is the only child of Spencer & Iman, the New York native has several siblings from courtesy of each of her parents’ relationships.

Zulekha has three sisters, Nikiah, Isis, and Shaakira Haywood from her father’s other relationship besides Iman.

The Wichita local’s mother, Iman, too, has her own sets of children from her other relationship.

Maternally, Zulekha’s half-siblings include Alexandria Zahra-Jones and Duncan Jones.

Zulekha Haywood Parents

Zulekha Haywood Parents
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Zulekha’s parents, NBA player Spencer Haywood and supermodel Iman Abdulmajid, were married from 1977 to 1987.

They had one child together, Zulekha. After their divorce, Iman won custody after a lengthy legal battle.

Following the divorce, Iman married musician David Bowie until his death in 2016.

Zulekha Haywood Husband

The daughter of an NBA Champion, Zulekha has always closeted herself from her parents-Esque fame despite occasionally talking about her weight loss.

Having said that not much about her personal life has been marked out.

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Nonetheless, what’s pretty much out in the open is the fact that Zulekha is married to her longtime boyfriend, Jason Young, presumably a restaurant owner, according to Facebook.

The 1978-born business analyst and Young apparently married each other in Nov 2016.

Zulekha Haywood Daughter

Zulekha and Young, who married in late 2016, are also parents to a daughter, Lavinia Rose Young who they welcomed in July 2017.

Zulekha Haywood daughter
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Both news apparently came from the Instagram posts of Zulekha’s husband, Young.

The revelation also was made by both of Haywood’s parents, Iman and Spencer through each of their Instagram handle.

Zulekha, in the past, also has had a relationship with a guy named Eric.

He apparently is still friends with the supermodel’s daughter.

Zulekha Haywood Struggle With Obesity

Zulekha Haywood struggled with weight issues since childhood, trying various diets supervised by her parents, supermodel Iman and NBA legend Spencer Haywood.

Her attempts included the “Basta” diet and a sports-focused approach, but she faced challenges with discipline and gained weight back after initial successes.

Zulekha Haywood Felt Insecure With Her Body

Zulekha, feeling insecure compared to her good-looking, athletic parents, struggled with body image.

After trying various diets, she embraced a carefree approach but faced health issues as her weight increased to 330 pounds, leading to heel spurs and swollen knees.

Despite trying to love her body, doctors warned her about the risks of morbid obesity, diabetes, and heart disease.

How Zulekha Haywood Overcame Her Weight Issue? 

Facing various health issues, including osteoarthritis and high blood pressure, Zulekha opted for gastric bypass surgery at 28 to tackle her weight problem.

Despite complications requiring a second surgery, she eventually succeeded in her weight loss journey, going from 330 pounds to 168 lbs and finding happiness along the way.

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