Gena O Kelley is a former model, actress, and TV personality, and the wife of Chuck Norris. Chuck is a famous martial artist and actor.
Gena O Kelley is an American personality who gained attention by becoming the wife of Chuck Norris.
Early Life and Education
Gena was born on the 10th of August, 1963, in California, USA. Her parents are Annette M. and Alan Gordon O’Kelley. Her father worked as a security guard at Hewlett-Packard and Kunde Estate Winery.
There are no details about her mother’s career. Her father passed in 2008 from an undisclosed illness. Gena has three siblings, one brother, and two sisters. They are Eric, Maureen, and Elizabeth. There are no details available about her education history.
Gena O Kelley Net Worth and Career
Gena is a model, television host, and actress as well, but is best known to the world as the wife of the famous mixed martial artist and actor, Chuck Norris. The 57-year-old started her career at an early age without knowing no one in the showbiz industry. She had her big break as a model at a very early age and began her modeling career in the ’70s.
She was also done many photoshoots for various brands and appeared on the catwalks for them. Apart from modeling, she has featured in many series like, Yes in 2003, Dear 2006, Praise the Lord, Hannity, and many more. According to sources, it was found that her net worth is expected to be $1 million as of 2020.
Relationship with Chuck Norris
Gena O’Kelley is married to famous mixed martial artist and actor Chuck Norris. He is an American martial artist, actor, film producer, and screenwriter. He is a black belt in Tang Soo Do, Brazilian jiu-jitsu, and judo. After serving in the United States Air Force, Norris won many martial arts championships.
Throughout his film and TV career, he is a noted writer and has written books on martial arts, exercise, and philosophy. He has worked on numerous projects such as Walker: Texas Ranger, and Sons of Thunder.
She met Chuck Norris in 1997 and after one year of dating, they got married on 28th November 1998. According to the reports, during their first meeting, Chuck and another woman were on a date and watching Gena performing in a minor role in the local theatre. He took an interest in her and told his agent to set up a date with her, and after that their journey starts.
Has twins with Chuck Norris
Gena O’Kelley and her husband, Chuck Norris tied the knot on 28th November 1998 and they were blessed with twin babies, a son, and a daughter. Dakota Alan Norris and Danielle Kelly Norris were born on August 30, 2000. Both share similar looks with their mother. Gena’s son Dakota is a 3rd-degree black belt in MMA, and her daughter Danielle, a 2nd-degree.
Gena O Kelley Health Issue
In 2013, Gena went for an MRI scan, and after getting an injection, she was not started feeling well. She started feeling pain in her ribs, breathing problems, and joint pain. After numerous tests, it was found that her symptoms match gadolinium toxicity, and was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis. Chuck Norris had put his career on hold to take care of Gena when she faced health challenges.
Happy Birthday to our twins Danilee & Dakota. There are no words to describe how much we love them and how thankful we are for the amazing young adults they have grown up to be. Chuck & Gena Norris pic.twitter.com/XcMUG4mMvH
— Chuck Norris (@chucknorris) August 30, 2021
Lesser known facts about Gena O’Kelley
- Before tying her knot with Chuck Norris in 1988, Gena was previously married to Gordon Hinschberger and had two kids with her ex-partner, Kelley Tagudin and Tim Gene.
- After 5 years of her health recovery process, the couple sue the medical companies for over $10 Million as damage cost.
- Gena and her husband, Chuck have been a part of Total Gym Commercials.