Marriage is often complicated and it takes lots of conscious and deliberate effort to make it work. Lane Kiffin and Layla had so much in common that their love appeared to have been made in ‘sports heaven’. They are both from families with a long history of commitment to sports. Lane’s father (Monte) is a long-time defensive coordinator in the NFL while Layla’s father (John) was a quarterback player for several years before becoming a coach after retirement. Most of their siblings also pursued a career in sports.
While they appeared to have had it all together, appearing side by side at several public events, things began to fall apart for them and it ultimately led to their divorce after 16 years of being married.
Lane Kiffin’s Kids With Layla
Lane grew up in a tight-knit family and enjoyed a close relationship with his father. It’s no wonder he was eager to start his own family. After their 2004 wedding, Lane and Layla welcomed their first child named Landry in 2005, their second child, Presley, was born in 2007 while Monte Knox was born in 2009.
Despite their divorce, Lane has remained a great father to his children. While his work doesn’t afford him enough time to be with his kids, he makes the most of his time with them and they really love and look up to him in many ways.
Moreover, Lane has shared in a series of interviews that fatherhood made him a better coach as there are lots of similarities in the roles. He strives for both his children and players to thrive in all their endeavors.
What You Should Know About His Wife
Born Layla Reaves in 1976, she attended Bucholz High School and rounded up her education at the University of Florida where both of her parents attended.
Lane met Layla in 1999 through her father (John Reaves) who became a coach after a long and fulfilling football career. At that time, Lane was working as a graduate assistant in Colorado State while Layla was working at the special events department of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. As Layla is quite a beauty, Lane fell head over heels in love with her and they soon started dating.
Lane Kiffin went all out to win Layla’s affection; even, he sought her father’s consent before asking for her hand in marriage. Her father once shared in an interview how he ruined the surprise by calling his daughter and asking if Lane was really serious.
After their marriage, they welcomed their first child in the following year and Layla decided to stay at home to take care of the kids. According to her, she loved the way her career was progressing but she needed to devote all her time to her kids. Apparently, she found it more satisfying to stay at home and care for her children.
Her husband’s career took off after their marriage and he ended up being the youngest head coach in NFL in recent history. The support and stability that Layla provided for the family afforded Lane the freedom to nurture his career.
What Led To Their Divorce?
On the 28th of February 2016, Lane Kiffin and Layla announced that they were getting a divorce, citing irreconcilable differences. The news of their impending divorce didn’t come as a surprise considering the reports about Lane’s alleged affair with Kristen (Nick Saban’s daughter) and another mystery woman.
While the affairs were never confirmed, the reports were potent enough to sow a seed of discord in their marriage. Anyway, due to the ‘irreconcilable differences’, they decided to go their separate ways while concentrating on raising their children together.
It appeared that the divorce settlement financially wrecked Lane Kiffin a great deal. He once disclosed that the court ordered him to pay Layla 34.5% of his income. Lane pointed out that his taxes amount to about 52%, with his agent also getting 3%. With that, he cried that he hardly has any income left.
As of this writing, Layal with their three children lives in Manhattan Beach, California. It is uncertain if she has found another lover since the divorce. Layla used to be very active on social media but is hardly seen on such platforms of late.