If you’re a basketball fan, especially of Los Angeles Lakes, Chicago Bulls, and Dallas Maverick of the NBA, you most likely recognize the name Dennis Rodman. NBA website still shows him as ‘arguably the best rebounding forward in NBA history.’ This basketball star was once upon a time married to the beautiful former model Annie Bakes. The marriage ended with the Annie showing the basketball star’s true nature. How much do you know about her? What went down between her and her ex-husband? Let’s find out.
Early Life and Childhood:
Anicka “Annie” Bakes was born on February 26, 1965, in Allentown, Pennsylvania, USA, to a Christian family. She holds American citizenship. She got her high school degree after attending various high schools since her family moved around a lot. This made it difficult for Annie to make friends. High school was immensely struggling for her. Her classmates bullied her because her mother cleaned her fellow classmate’s houses to earn a living.
Family life was more challenging for the model. Her mother harassed her a lot at home. She later ran away from home to pursue her career in modeling. She got her college degree from the University of Pennsylvania while supporting herself.
At the age of 16, she was approached by a modeling agent. She successfully bagged some gigs modeling with lingerie and swimwear brand once she turned 18. Then, in the year 1986, she participated in Ford Model. This was when her career in modeling took off significantly. During that time, she was also working at night clubs to sustain herself. She was once the most in-demand model in the industry thanks to her exquisite looks and great figure.
Unfortunately, her modeling career ended due to an accident that left her with a scar on her face in 1986. This made her take a long half from her modeling career. After this, she opened a hosting club in LA.
Annie is also an author. She published her first book ‘Worse Than He Thinks He Is: My Walk On The Wild Side’ in 1997 after her divorce from the basketball player Dennis Rodman.
The former adult model has an estimated net worth of about $1.5 million. She is a successful self-made woman who has gone through a lot of hardship. Even though her modeling career ended early, her books earned her a lot.
Her ex-husband, Dennis, has an estimated net worth of about $550 K. We can gladly say that Annie is living a better and financially stable life with her daughter.
Dennis Rodman; How they met and years of dating him.
Annie got a lot of spotlight on herself after her name was linked to Dennis Rodman. The couple first got together in 1986; Dennis was hooked on Annie because of her captivating beauty. This resulted in them dating and eventually moving in together.
Dennis slowly started taking her to his matches. After living together for a year, he finally popped the question, and the couple became engaged in 1990. They welcomed their baby girl Alexis Rodman on May 31, 1991. The duo tied the knot in 1992 with their ‘I dos.’
Their relationship, however, didn’t last as things got more explicit. They went their separate ways in 1993. The marriage was not a fairy tale by any means. Annie described living with Dennis to be ‘like living in hell.’ The happy couple mask finally dropped as she shared horrific details about her former husband.
The Horrific details about her marriage and her first book:
The happy marriage was nothing like it seemed. Annie claimed that Dennis had cheated on her with other women. This wasn’t even the worst allegation. Annie also claimed that Dennis was a sexually abusive person that forced her to get many abortions forcefully. The author has reported having had at least four abortions and two miscarriages while in a relationship with the basketball star. She could finally give birth to her only daughter after all the traumatizing abortions.
She has also admitted that the relationship was physically violent. The player has given the model various Sexually Transmitted Diseases like gonorrhea, chlamydia, and herpes. She finally said enough when she found out she had STDs because of Rodman after they had a big nasty fight.
After the divorce, she wrote and published her first book “Worse Than He Thinks He Is: My Walk On The Wild Side” where the details of her relationship with Rodman are elaborated.
All the fighting between Annie and Denis had an effect on Alexis. The young Alexis had Anger Management Issues and had a bad relationship with her mother, as she showed all her anger to her. Fortunately, they currently have a good relationship.
Moving on & more children blessing:
Following the divorce, Alexis found solace in the arms of Robert Bunhill, after dating for some time the pair tied the knot. They welcomed a baby in 2017.
Annie prefers to live a low-key life with no social media. She currently is not active on any social media platforms.