Annie Bakes is an American former model, born on 26 February 1965 in Allentown, Pennsylvania USA. She’s best known for being the ex-wife of professional basketball player Dennis Rodman.
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Although Anicka ‘Annie’ Bakes was born in Pennsylvania, her family didn’t stay in only one place, so she spent her childhood and teen years traveling. Annie’s family identity is unknown, as well as details about her childhood and educational background.
When she was 16 years old, she caught the attention of a model agent who insisted she would be a great model. That’s how Annie Bakes became interested in modeling. However, after her 18th she began painting for adult-oriented magazines.
Unfortunately Annie Bakes’ career was cut short when she was involved in a car accident in 1986, which left her with many scars on her body, and made it impossible for her to continue modeling as before.
Looking for ways to sustain herself, she started working in nightclubs as a hostess.
Story With Dennis Rodman
In 1987 Annie Bakes met Dennis Rodman in a Sacramento bar she was working in at the time. The pair apparently fell in love instantly, and he gave Annie the impression that he was a caring man.
Amidst their intense romance, Annie and Dennis started living together, and soon she became pregnant with his child. In 1988 their daughter Alexis Caytlin Rodman was born.
Annie and Dennis’ relationship continued after the birth of Alexis, and the couple finally married in 1992, though the marriage didn’t last for long. Late that year Bakes filed for divorce, and claimed Dennis had abused and repeatedly hit her during the years they were together.
After the separation, she asked for $7.700 for monthly child support. She also affirmed she had stopped working as per Rodman’s insistence, who apparently assured her he would sustain her financially after becoming a couple.
Allegedly, Annie had asked Dennis to get marital counseling before their separation. Dennis had accepted, though he apparently didn’t keep his promise: ‘after a couple of times he (quit). You can’t force this guy to get help. He doesn’t think he has a problem. He thinks he’s indestructible.’
Life After Divorce
After Annie and Dennis divorce, he allegedly didn’t visit his daughter for prolonged periods of time, as Bakes told The Chicago Tribune in 1997. In the same interview, Bakes affirmed her daughter Alexis – who was eight years old at the time – was having anger issues caused by her distant relationship with her father: ‘Alexis shows a lot of anger right now, and she’s holding it against me that I left Dennis.’
Bakes affirmed her daughter’s problems were affecting her scholar life and relationship with fellow classmates: ‘Alexis also keeps saying to kids at school: ‘My daddy has girlfriends,’ and, ‘My daddy doesn’t come to see me’.’ After hitting a girl at school, Alexis was taken to counseling to deal with her anger.
Where Are Annie and Alexis Today?
It’s unknown when exactly Dennis and his oldest daughter fixed their relationship, though recently they have been spotted spending time together. Alexis was interviewed for her father’s series “Rodman: For Better or Worse“, and described her father as a ‘beautiful person’.
Despite this, further details about Alexis Rodman, her personal life, career and interests are unknown.
In recent years, Annie Bakes has kept herself away from the media spotlight. She currently works at People For The Ethical Treatment Of Animals (PETA), and lives in Citrus Heights, California.
Famous Ex-husband: Dennis Rodman
Besides being a basketball player, Dennis Rodman is also a wrestler and TV personality.
He was born Dennis Keith Rodman on 13 May 1961 in Trenton, New Jersey. Dennis grew up with only his mother Shirley, as his father Philander Rodman left the family and moved to the Philippines. Allegedly Dennis has in total 47 younger siblings on his father’s side. However, Debra and Kim are his only known siblings.
After becoming a single mother, Dennis’s mother worked various part jobs to sustain the family, which meant that Dennis and his sisters grew-up in an underprivileged financial situation.
Dennis attended South Oak Cliff High School in his native New Jersey. However, during his teens Dennis didn’t show a special talent at playing basketball, unlike his sisters who were naturally skilled at it.
His height was also a factor in his lack of success at playing the sport. By the time of his matriculation he was 5feet 11ins (1.80m) tall.
Despite his short height during his teens, Dennis suddenly grew up to be 6ft 7ins (2m) before his 18th birthday. Knowing he had more opportunities now as a basketball player, Dennis decided to try playing the sport once again. It was then he was discovered by the coach of the Texas-based Cooke County College, who offered him a scholarship after observing his skills.
Despite his talent in the college’s basketball team, Dennis transferred to South-eastern Oklahoma State University due to his poor grades, where his success in basketball attracted the attention of the National Basketball Association (NBA) scouts, and in 1986 Dennis Rodman was drafted in the second round by the Detroit Pistons.
After almost a decade spent with Detroit, Rodman joined the San Antonio Spurs in 1993, staying two seasons with the team until 1995, when he joined the Chicago Bulls.
After four years with the Bulls, in 1999 Dennis joined the Los Angeles Lakers, but stayed with them for a just year until 2000, when he was traded to the Dallas Mavericks.
By the end of his career in the early 2000s, he had won the NBA Champion title five times. In addition he was in the NBA All-Stars twice, and was named the NBA Rebounding Champion seven times.
Regarding this personal life, Dennis Rodman has been married three times in his life. After his divorce from Annie Bakes, he married actress Carmen Electra in 1998, though the marriage didn’t last long, and the couple separated in April 1999.
Dennis then started a relationship with Michelle Moyer, with whom he had his first son, Dennis Jr. and a daughter named Trinity. The couple married in 2003 but separated in 2004. The divorced wasn’t dissolved until 2012 however, as Rodman and Moyer tried to reconcile for several years.
As of late 2020, Annie Bakes has an estimated net worth of over $600,000, which resulted from her work as a model, her current job and legal support from Rodman.
Annie Bakes is a gorgeous woman of blonde hair and blue eyes. She is of white ethnicity and is of physically slender build. Her weight and height are unknown.
Annie Bakes only has a private Facebook account.
Her ex-husband Dennis Rodman is known in the NBA as “The Worm”. He’s also known for his rebellious fashion style.
In 1997, Annie Bakes published a book in which she recalled the violence and abuse she suffered during the time she was married to Dennis Rodman.
She said that she had also been bullied at high school.