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Where Is Robin Givens’ Ex-Husband, Svetozar Marinkovic Now? Untold Facts

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Svetozar Marinkovic is a tennis coach from the past of Yugoslavian nationality. He, however, is more famous for his wedding to Mike Tyson’s ex-wife Robin Givens, a union which allegedly fell out within minutes.

So what really happened between the mentor and the former wife of Mike Tyson? How long were they in a relationship? Are they still in touch though? Has Svetozar Marinkovic completely gone into oblivion post his divorce from Givens?

Know all these along with some other untold facts from the debacle of Marinkovic and Givens’ relationship.

Who Is Svetozar Marinkovic? A Former Tennis Player

Marinkovic was born in the former Yugoslavia. The only time media showed any interest in this once tennis instructor was the period when he was the husband to Robin Givens during the year 1997. Since then, the name has been nothing but a closed book.


Robin Givens with her ex, S
Robin Givens with her ex, Svetozar Marinkovic. Source: AtoZ History

Accordingly, the details with respect to his early life, career, and even his current affairs remain to too few people’s knowledge.

Svetozar Marinkovic’s Marriage With Husband Robin Givens

As mentioned, this was the only incident that pushed his name to the media.

Givens married her tennis mentor, Svetozar Marinkovic of the former Yugoslavia in a private beachside ceremony on Aug. 22, 1997, at the Hotel Del Coronado, a UPN television spokeswoman said to the buffalo news. Givens was then co-starring in the UPN sitcom “Sparks.”

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Robbin Givens was married to Svetozar Marinkovic from 1997 to 1998. Source: Film Magic 2019

The network also reported Marinkovic, “came into her life like an angel.”

Givens had even introduced Marinkovic to her co-workers at the season premiere party of “Sparks.”

Dramatically, this union became one of the shortest-lived marriages in the celebrity world. A day had barely passed and Givens filed for divorce from Marinkovic. To date, neither Robin nor the tennis teacher has talked about what exactly went wrong right after their nuptials.

The union was so short-lived (allegedly seven minutes) that not even the paparazzi bothered to care. Accordingly, the images or the whereabouts of the Eastern European coach are nothing less than a mug’s game mystery. Their divorce, however, took about a year to finalize.

What Is Svetozar Marinkovic’s Doing After Divorce?

Marinkovic failed to maintain an identity of his own, post his divorce with her ex-spouse Robin Givens. The mentor became nothing but a has-been to the general public.

On the other hand, Marinkovic’s famous ex-partner, Givens has built quite a name for herself with her modeling and acting pursuits. In fact, she was doing fine in those areas even before her relationship with Marinkovic.

The next guy Robin Givens dated after divorcing Svezotar Marinkovic was Murphy Jensen with who she shares a son
The next guy Robin Givens dated after divorcing Svetozar Marinkovic was Murphy Jensen with who she shares a son. Source: Dee Cercone/Everett Collection

Givens was already popular for her breakthrough role of Darlene Merriman in the ABC sitcom Head of the Class in 1986. As of recent, she had recurring roles on series such as The Game, Tyler Perry’s House of Payne, Chuck, Riverdale, and its spin-off, Katy Keene.

Off the professional sphere, Marinkovic’s former wife, Givens is enjoying her life with her sons, Michael “Buddy” Givens and William “Billy” Jensen. The latter she had with another tennis professional and her ex-boyfriend, Murphy Jensen.

Svetozar Marinkovic And Robin Givens’ Marriage Is Among Hollywood’s Shortest Celebrity Marriages

The fact that the marriage lasted only about seven minutes not only should count for the shortest-lived celebrity marriage but also among the briefest union among the people outside the spotlight.

Givens and Marinkovic ending their marital tie within a day have made them one of the few unlucky couples who will forever be remembered for how unpredictable a relationship could be. Also a reminder as to what happens to people when their whim and excitement triumph over patience and willingness to assess the thing beforehand.

How Much is Svetozar Marinkovic’s Net Worth?

As of 2021, he has a net worth of $200,000. Most of his fortune comes from his career as a tennis coach. Furthermore, his ex-partner Robin is far wealthier with a net worth of $1 million.

He Is Not on Social Media

It may sound unlikely but Svetozar is not on any social media platform. He is neither on Instagram nor on Twitter. It looks like he is not much interested in social media.

Where Is Svetozar Marinkovic Now?

Well, since his divorce from Givens, Marinkovic has kept himself completely away from the media. He rarely makes a public appearance and looks like he does not enjoy a lot of public attention.