Former boxer Mike Tyson has revealed how he found his wife Robin Givens in bed with Hollywood superstar Brad Pitt – and how he “was mad as hell” at the discovery.
Mike Tyson, 46, said although he was divorcing actress Robin Givens he used to go round her home daily for sex before visiting his lawyer and denouncing her “as a pig” who stole his money.
Mike Tyson described as a “love triangle with Pitt” the Hangover star told show In Depth With Graham Bensinger he was “mad as hell”, before adding: “You should have saw his face when he saw me.”
Robin Givens and Mike Tyson had a famously short-lived marriage in the 1980s that was marked by violence.
When the pair married in 1988 Mike Tyson was estimated to be worth $50 million.
Robin Givens filed for divorce three months later alleging spousal abuse and was reported to have received a divorce settlement of over $10 million.
A Harvard graduate, many believed Robin Givens had set out to take Mike Tyson’s money. She had previously dated Eddie Murphy and Brad Pitt.
The former boxer told Graham Bensinger: “I was doing a divorce but every day, before I would go to my lawyer’s office to say, <<She’s a pig and stealing>>, I would go to her house to have sex with her.”
Mike Tyson, who admitted in 2010 he agreed to play a caricature of himself in The Hangover to fund his drug habit, recently revealed that he was high on cocaine while shooting the cameo in the hit film, which became the highest-grossing R-rated comedy in the United States.
The heavyweight champion, who was a fan of director Todd Phillips’ Old School, told Yahoo! Sports: “I was a mess. I was overweight. I was a pig, high on cocaine.”
Speaking on In Depth With Graham Bensinger, Mike Tyson reiterated he only signed on to the project to “supply his drug habit”, according to producers.
In the 2009 movie, the notorious boxer threatens to harm the Wolfpack unless they return his stolen tiger, but in real life the cast inspired him to change his lifestyle.
“They had to know I was messed up. I couldn’t talk. I had the cocaine talk,” Mike Tyson said of Ed Helms, Bradley Cooper, Zach Galifianakis, and Justin Bartha.
“So those guys are just beautiful people. They had my back, and I appreciate that and stuff, then they asked me to come back [in The Hangover 2].”
Back in 2007, the boxer was convicted of possession of cocaine and a DUI and the year prior, Mike Tyson checked into rehab after a similar arrest.
Mike Tyson, who’s now happily married to third wife Lakiha Spencer, then stumbled upon the Head of the Class star returning home with Brad Pitt.
“I was mad as hell. I was going to…you should have saw his face when he saw me,” Mike Tyson told the interviewer.
The former boxer has since moved on from the scandal.
He took to his Twitter account on Saturday to remind fans about his one-man show, Mike Tyson: Undisputed Truth, will soon hit the road for a 10-week, 36-city national tour.
“My #OneManShow is hitting the road on a NATIONAL TOUR starting February 2013,” Mike Tyson wrote to his 2.9 million followers.
The two-hour, tell-all show was directed by Spike Lee and originally ran for 11 days in August on Broadway at the Longacre Theater.
It tackles his marriages, divorces, eight children, rape conviction, anger issues, and the piece of ear he bit off of Evander Holyfield.
Mike Tyson will not, however, reprise his outlandish character a third time in the final installment of the booze-soaked franchise The Hangover.
The Hangover Part III, due in theaters on May 24, 2013, is rumored to focus on Phil and Stu (Cooper and Helms) breaking Alan (Galifianakis) out of a mental institution.
But the boxer told TMZthis week: “I have no idea what’s going on, I’m not in this one.”