Zulekha Young (nee Haywood) is a daughter of Iman Abdulmajid and NBA star Spencer Haywood. Being a little child, she was featured on the cover of Essence magazine with her parents. And after their divorce, she lived primarily with her dad, who was granted sole custody while her mother had visitation rights.
Having got a Human Resource Management degree at Michigan State University, Zulekha was employed by her mom’s company Iman Cosmetics. She was later a brand manager at Jay Manuel Beauty and some other companies. Today, Young is a procurement coordinator at Koch Industries.
Zulekha tied knots with Jason Young on November 2, 2016. Their daughter Lavinia drew her first breath in 2017. The family currently resides in Wichita, Kansas.
Though her mom has always been slim, Zulekha suffered from obesity for the major part of her life. She was on various diets since she turned eight, but that didn’t help. Once, she even weighed 145 kg (320 pounds). In 2008, Young had a gastric bypass surgery and lost much weight.
A curious fact: in one of her early interviews, Zulekha Young told that Iman wasn’t the best mother as she could leave her home alone without food while attending a party and always criticized her for excess weight.