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Gena O Kelley


Facts of Gena O Kelley

Full NameGena O Kelley
First NameGena
Middle NameO
Last NameKelley
ProfessionModel, Wife of Actor, Businesswoman
Birth CityCalifornia
Birth CountryUnited States of America
Father NameAlan Gordon O’ Kelley
Mother NameAnette O’ Kelley
Gender IdentityFemale
Sexual OrientationStraight
Marital StatusMarried
SpouseChuck Norris
No Of Children2
Height173 cm
Date of BirthAugust 10,1963
Age59 years
Married DateNovember 28,1998

Gena O Kelley is a former model, television show actress and businesswoman best known as the wife of Chuck Norris, an American actor.


She has three siblings in total – a brother, Eric and two sisters, Maureen and Elizabeth. Her father Alan died in 2008.

Details about her educational background is not available.

Husband, Married

She is married to American actor and martial artist Chuck Norris. They first met in Dallas in 1997 where Chuck was on a dinner date with someone else. 

Their friendship turned into love relationship after dating for almost a year. The couple exchanged their wedding vows on November 28, 1998.

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Here is a picture shared by her husband Chuck with a caption, 

‘Gena’s more than my wife. 

Gena O Kelley Husband Chuck Norris
Gena O Kelley Husband Chuck Norris Source: Instagram

The couple is blessed with twin children - a son, Dakota Norris and a daughter, Danilee Norris who was born on August 30, 2001.

Gena was previously married to Gordon Hinschberger. From her first marriage, she has two children named Tim and Kelly.

Her present husband Chuck has also been previously married. Chuck was first married to Dianne Holecheck in 1958 and they were blessed with two children. 

They divorced each other in 1989. Chuck has one child from his extramarital affair.

Here is a post shared by Chuck with a caption, 

‘Here’s a family photo 

Gena O Kelley Family
Gena O Kelley Family Source: Instagram

Gena and Chuck have been together for twenty years now and their bond is still strong. They make a happy and lovely couple.


In 2013 Gena had got three MRI scans for diagnosing rheumatoid arthritis. Chuck filed a lawsuit against medical device manufacturers in 2017 alleging a chemical used in MRI scans poisoned his wife. It led to weakness, body pain and burning sensation. 

There was no proof that chemical caused it but Gena fell ill after 3 of the shots in 8 days. 

She said, “[It was] as if acid had been passed through it. The burning was isolated at first, but it just kept spreading.”

She had to visit the hospital several times a week as she suffered from excruciating rib pain, breathing difficulties, full-body tremors, muscle weakness, and joint pain.

In an interview with express magazine on November 7, 2017, Chuck said, “I’ve given up my film career to concentrate on Gena, my whole life right now is about keeping her alive. I believe this issue is so important”

As of now, her health condition is improved but she still suffers from burning nerve pain and kidney problems.

What has Gena told about her husband working out in a Total Gym?

Well, you know Gena’s famous husband who works as an actor in the industry. 

In an interview, Gena shared how people alway asked about her spouse working out in a Total Gym

In reply, Gena said Chuck works out there. The lady said that she hadn’t used the total gym until and unless she met her hubby. 

Furthermore, she added that because of the total gym, she is able to stay fit as of now. 

Gena giggled and said she wanted to stay lean while on the other side, Chuck wanted to stay big. 

Also, her husband spoke up, stating that he and his better half has different workouts. 

And if the audiences don’t believe so or the best answer to this repetitive question is that they can visit over the place and look. 

Moreover, they gave an insight into their exercises and gym. 

Going through the journey of Gena as a model 

Before becoming the spouse of a great artist, she remained a model, as mentioned above. 

Gena got her biggest break as a model while she was young. Well, she was spotted by a fashion agent walking down the streets. 

At that moment, Gena had just graduated out of high school. After that, she began her career in the modeling industry in the ’70s

The lady's journey of modeling is kept a secret. 

No doubt, having been in the industry for a long time, Gena has earned millions of followers, including the modeling offers. 

She is in her late fifties as per the current scenario. Despite it, she has maintained a good physique throughout these whole years. 

Net Worth

Her net worth is under review. However, she must have a huge net worth from her modeling and acting career. 

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She is a former model. In the USA, a top model earns an average salary of around $500000 per year.

She has appeared in the following TV series:

S.NTV SeriesYear
1Yes, Dear2003
2Praise the Lord2006

She has also been a spokeswoman for a few prominent brands.

She along with her husband have a combined net worth of $70 million. 

Info and Highlights (Age, Birthday, Height)

  1. As of 2019, her age is 56 years.
  2. As per her bio, she was born in 1963 in California, the United State of America to parents Alan Gordon O’ Kelley and Anette O’ Kelley.
  3. She celebrates her birthday on August 10 every year.
  4. She holds American nationality.
  5. She belongs to White ethnicity.
  6. She stands at a height of 5 feet 8 inches.
  7. Her body measurements are not available.
  8. She is 23 years younger than her husband.
  9. We cover most of the information about Gena O Kelly as it is difficult to find on other wiki sites.
Updated On Mon Oct 04 2021 Published On Wed Oct 30 2019 By paper-boat

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