It is said that women who have a good relationship with their fathers, grow up to get attracted to men who share some sort of similarity with their fathers. While there is not enough available information to dissect the relationship between Layla Kiffin and her late American football-playing father, it would not be far fetched to suggest that the two had a decent enough relationship that prompted her to go ahead and get involved with a man that was also affiliated with the sport.
Who is Layla Kiffin?
A few details on some facts about Layla Kiffin such as the exact place of her birth and the identity of her mother are not known to the public. What is however known is that she was born in 1976 somewhere in the United States and is the daughter of former NFL quarterback, John Reaves, who played for eleven seasons for teams like the Philadelphia Eagles, Cincinnati Bengals, Minnesota Vikings, Houston Oilers, and Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Two of her siblings have been identified as David and Stephen, the latter of which is said to be from her father’s second marriage.
In regards to her education, Layla is known to have attended Bucholz High School, after which she enrolled at the University of Florida, graduating in 1996.
Layla Kiffin met her now ex-husband Lane Kiffin in 1999 while he was working as a graduate assistant at Colorado State. She had at the time taken a job with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, which was where their paths first crossed.
As the story goes, Lane fell heads over heels in love with Layla and was very quick in asking her out on a date. The two soon began a relationship that lasted for about three months before Lane asked for Layla’s hand in marriage. The lovebirds went on to exchange marital vows in 2004 and by the following year, decided to start a family.
Their first child, a daughter named Landry, was born in 2005. Two years later, a second daughter named Pressley was welcomed into the world before the third and final child, a son named Monte Knox Kiffin, was born in 2009.
While Layla stayed home to care for her children, her husband’s career seemingly took off. The former Colorado State graduate assistant moved to first become the University of Southern California (USC) tight ends coach before moving up to be the wide receivers coach and then offensive coordinator. His achievements with the college outfit prompted the NFL’s Oakland Raiders to make him their youngest ever head coach, and the youngest head coach in the NFL’s modern era.
Layla Kiffin’s husband’s tenure in the NFL proved to be brief as he was soon fired from his job. He moved back to coaching at the college level, first with the University of Tennessee and then with USC before joining the ranks at Alabama as the team’s offensive coordinator in 2016. Since 2017, he has served as the head coach of Florida Atlantic University.
Layla Kiffin’s Divorce
Things seemed to be getting on very well for the couple from afar as they raised their beautiful family and occasionally appeared side by side each other at public events. Because of this, it was such a huge surprise in 2015 when it came to light that the couple was going through some problems and were going to part ways. It was reported that the issue was as a result of Lane’s alleged affair.
While it was not clear who he had the affair with, reports mentioned two people; coach Nick Saban’s daughter, Kristin, and an unnamed wife of one of his team’s boosters. Further details about the issue were not provided to the public as the pair went on to finalize divorce proceedings in February 2016.
Where Is She Now?
It is not exactly clear what has happened to Layla Kiffin ever since she and her husband completed their divorce proceedings. The only bit of information that is known to the public is that she now resides in Manhattan Beach, California with her children and gets around $10,000 per month in spousal/child support.
The former Mrs. Kiffin, who used to be quite active on Twitter, now barely shares details of what is going on in her life although from time to time she does try to update her followers on what is new. On one occasion, she posted a photo of her and her kids in Vegas.