Miko Grimes Biography

Biography by Published on Updated on 29 Jul, 2018
Facts of Miko Grimes
Date of Birth: 1975 , June-21
Age: 43 years old
Birth Nation: United States of America
Name Tamiko Grimes
Birth Name Miko Grimes
Nick Name Miko
Nationality American
Birth Place/City St. Louis, Missouri
Ethnicity African-American
Profession Basketball player, host,
Eye Color Black
Hair Color Black
Face Color Black
Married to Brent Grimes
Children Aiden Grimes
Education California State University Los Angeles, CGB
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Miko Grimes is a former professional basketball player and the former sports talk show host who is popularly known as the wife of NFL player, Brent Grimes. She is also known for her brash personality and gained further attention for her controversial tweets.

Early Life, Career, And Bio Of Miko Grimes

Miko Grimes was born Tamiko Grimes on June 21, 1975, in St. Louis, Missouri. Her star sign is Cancer which defines her personality to be deeply intuitive and sentimental. Since the age of 5, she started living in California with her family.

When she was young, her mother moved to LA to pursue her career in cooking. Grimes used to help her mother in cooking but was always fascinated with sports. From the early age, she played several types of games but was pro in basketball and track & field prospect. Her senior class voted her Most Athletic while in high school.  

Grimes then became a professional basketball player and played basketball overseas in four different countries in 6 years span. Besides, She earned a degree in kinesiology and nutritional science from California State University. 

After her mother suffered from lupus and diabetes, she decided to develop her second career. Grimes then moved to Atlanta to pursue a career in journalism. She had zero experience in journalism so, she studied journalism and earned a degree from CGB (Complete Game Broadcasting) in Atlanta. 

After graduating, Grimes co-hosted a sports-talk radio show on 790 The Zone along with Dennis Scott. She also worked as a host for a sports talk show program on 560-WQAM. She further increased her experience working as a sideline reporter for Clark Atlanta University and Morehouse College. But she quit after getting married. 

After her marriage, she had much free time, so, she renewed her love for food. She was more concerned about her mother who is a diabetes patient and her son who is allergic to certain food. So, considering those things, she posted many recipes on the social media. Later, she decided to publish a cookbook and is still working on it. She is also seeking sports-talk jobs or camera jobs in the sports industry.

Miko Grimes' Net Worth

The estimated net worth of Miko Grimes has not been disclosed yet but she definitely earns a good amount from her career. Whereas her husband, Brent Grimes has an estimated net worth of $11 million as per The Richest and according to Celebrity Net Worth, his net worth is estimated to be $8 million.

The pair owns a house in Florida worth $1.2 million. Besides, they owe $200k to the Internal Revenue Service. 

Miko Grimes' Personal Life

Miko Grimes is married to  Brent Grimes, a professional American football cornerback who is currently playing for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers of the NFL. Grimes met her husband for the first time when she was hosting football camps in Atlanta. Before their marriage, Grimes wondered of her husband was gay.  The couple eventually started dating and got married in 2010 in Las Vegas. The husband and wife couple shares a son, Aiden Grimes, born in 2010. 

 

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Besides, Grimes is known for her brash personality in several interviews. She is outspoken due to which she got into many controversies. 

In September 2015, she was arrested outside Sun Life Stadium due to battery on a law enforcement officer. Her controversial nature became the main reason behind Dolphins chose to cut her husband and many other NFL managers denied to sign her husband. 

Controversial tweets

Grimes is active on Twitter and often tweets about various topics. She mostly uses the phrase ''Jew buddies'' due to which she was accused of Anti-Semitism. Her tweet goes like this,

When she was criticized for the phrase, she replied,

''When I wrote ‘jew buddies’ I was speaking about how a lot of communities (Jewish, Christian, gay, sometimes fraternities and sororities) will hire their ‘own people’ for jobs before others. That’s a fact! Why people find facts offensive is strange to me. And now im a racist? Lmao! How? If what I said is racist or anti-Semitic, why isn’t it also racist to only hire their own? America is just an easily offended, fake reacting, bunch of cry baby a– p——! Anyone that thinks I’m a racist needs to build a f—— bridge and get over it. I’m not a racist, I’m a realist.''

She supports the campaign Black Lives Matter movement which works against violence and racism towards black people.

Here is the video where Miko Grimes talks about her husband:

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