Meet Robin Givens’ Ex-Husband Svetozar Marinkovic; His Wiki, Tennis Career & More

September 11, 2023   | September 12, 2023  | 

    Svetozar Marinkovic is a tennis coach who is in the limelight as the ex-husband of an American actress Robin Givens. After dating for one year, the former couple tied the knot in 1997 but shortly after they separated. In fact, their marriage is said to have lasted for just seven minutes which made several headlines during that time. So, what’s the truth?

    Decades have passed but the reason behind their extremely short-lived marriage has yet been a matter of curiosity. Besides, people also questions like, where is Svetozar now?

    So today, we have done our best to explore his inside details as much as possible. Have a close look.

    Key Takeaways

    • Svetozar Marinkovic is the ex-husband of Head of the Class actress Robin Givens.
    • He got married to Robin in 1997 and shortly after they separated.
    • Svetozar and his ex-wife Robin divorced in 1998.
    • He is originally from Yugoslavia, a country that has now split into seven different nations.
    • Marinkovic is a tennis coach.

    Svetozar Marinkovic Was Born In Former Yugoslavia

    The ex-celebrity husband, Svetozar is Yugoslavian by ethnicity. He was born in 1967 and raised in Yugoslavia.

    With regard to his nationality, it’s still a mystery since his birth nation has now been divided into seven different nations including Serbia and Montenegro.

    Svetozar Is A Tennis Coach By Profession

    At the time of his marriage to an actress Robin in the late 90s, Svetozar was a tennis instructor. So hopefully, he is continuing his profession in the athletic field even now. Apart from his designations, no other details about his profession have surfaced in the media.

    On the other hand, his ex-wife Robins is an actress who began her career participating on The Cosby Show. She soon got recognition as an actress after she landed a role as Darlene Merriman in the ABC sitcom Head of the Class. As of now, she has already acted in more than 100 movies and series.

    Svetozar Marinkovic Was Married To Robin Givens; Their Relationship Details

    Svetozar and his now former wife Robin met somewhere around 1996 and soon started seeing each other. After one year of courtship, the two tied the knot on August 22, 1997, in a private beachside ceremony. Their wedding was held at the Hotel Del Coronado.

    Svetozar was married to Robin
    Svetozar’s ex-wife is an actor.

    The couple at the time had a beautiful relationship. Once in an exclusive talk, the actress even complimented the love of her life Marinkovice as her angel as she had stated, “Marinkovic came into my life like an angel“, in an exclusive talk with UPN television. Despite all this, their union surprisingly ended shortly after they took vows.

    Did Marinkovic And His Ex-Wife Separate The Same Day They Wedded?

    Well, it doesn’t seem like they separated on their wedding day, though it has been said that Marinkovic and his former spouse parted ways on their wedding day. While filing for a divorce, Robin is reported to have listed the date of her wedding as the day of her separation from her ex-husband. Not only this but the Yugoslavia native was later found saying, “The marriage lasted seven minutes.”

    But, as per the article published in Buffalo News, the two were together for a couple of days before going their separate ways. On Friday, August 22, the two got hitched, and three days later, on Monday, the newlywed pair attended a party celebrating the season premiere of the sitcom Sparks. In the meantime, Robin even introduced her husband Svetozar to her co-worker.

    Looking at all this, it’s quite obvious to say Markinovic led his marital relationship for some time and not seven minutes.

    Robin Filed A Divorce Against Svetozar

    It was Svetozar’s then-wife Robin who filed for a divorce in December 1997. The divorce procedures seem to have gone on smoothly as nothing nastiness came out in the media around the time.

    It took about 9 months for the annulment process and finally, in September 1998, their divorce case was finalized.

    Did Svetozar Marinkovic Marry Again?

    After his separation from actress and activist Robin, Svetozar completely led a private life. To know his current relationship status, he needs to come out of the shell that he has built around himself after his first marriage fell apart.

    On the contrary, his former spouse Robin has an open personal and professional life. Ever since she divorced her second hubby Marinkovic, she went on to have a number of romantic relationships. She dated high-profile personalities like Murphy Jensen, Howard Stern, and Brad Pitt. Given was previously married to the renowned boxer Mike Tyson.

    Svetozar Marinkovic’s Former Spouse Is A Mother Of Two

    Svetozar didn’t father any children with his ex-wife Robin. Whether he does have children from other relationships or not is also not known.

    But his former partner, Robin is now a proud mother of two sons named Willian “Billy” Jensen (b. 1999) and Michael “Buddy” Givens (b. 1992).

    Svetozar's ex-wife is a mother of two
    Svetozar’s ex-wife with her two sons. Source: Instagram

    Among them, Michael is her adopted son and William is her biological son whom she gave birth to from her relationship with her ex-boyfriend Murphy.

    How Much Is Svetozar Marinkovic’s Net Worth?

    His net worth is reported to be around $200,000. No doubt that he made this amount from his career as a tennis coach. Meanwhile, his popular ex-wife Robin owns an estimated fortune of $1 million in 2024.

    Quick Facts
    Full Name Svetozar Marinkovic
    Popular Name Svetozar
    Birth Place Yugoslavia
    Birthday 1967
    Age 57 years
    Ethnicity Yugoslavian
    Profession Tennis coach
    Net Worth $200,000
    Height 5ft and 8inches
    Sexuality Straight
    Marital Status Divorced
    Spouse Robin Givens (1997-1998)