Who is Gena O’kelley?
Gena O’kelley is an American former model, businesswoman, and television show actress. She is known for being the wife of Chuck Norris. Gena’s husband, Chuck Norris, is a popular American film actor and martial artist known for being a black belt in Tang Soo Do, Brazilian jiu-jitsu, and judo. And, well, he is a multiple-time martial arts championships winner.
In this article, I will share with you facts about Gena O’kelley and a few other interesting things you probably didn’t know about her. Before we continue, let’s take a quick look at her profile summary.
|Date of birth
|August 10, 1963
Gena O’kelley Biography
Gena O’kelley was born on August 10, 1963, in her home country, the United States of America, and is 59 years old. Her astrological sign is Leo, and well, she was raised in California by her parents: Alan Gordon O’Kelley and Anette O’Kelley. Her father, Alan, worked at Hewlett-Packard and Kunde Estate Winery as a safety officer before he died in 2008 from an unidentified ailment. She has one brother and two sisters, Eric O’kelley, Elizabeth O’kelley, and Maureen O’kelley, respectively.
On a rather sad note, however, Gena lost her father, Alan Gordon O’Kelley, in 2008. She holds American citizenship by birth and belongs to the white-American ethnic classification. Side by side, Gena O’kelley has blonde hair and a pair of brown eyes. She stands five feet eight inches tall, estimated to be 1.7 meters or 173 centimeters.
Gena O’kelley Education, Career
No reports have detailed information about Gena’s educational background, as she is yet to reveal that. That notwithstanding, Gena O’kelley is more than likely a well-educated woman, looking at her background and marital partner.
Regarding careers and job descriptions, Gena O’kelley started hers as a professional model. Although she is now a retired model, Gena achieved quite a fortune while her career in the industry lasted. And aside from being a model and businesswoman, Gena is also a film and television series actress.
And speaking about that, she made appearances in movies such as:
- Yes in 2003
- Praise the Lord in 2009,
- Yes, Dear in 2000 (Jimmy and Chuck episode)
- Hannity in 2012,
and many others. Reports say she had quit her career in the modeling industry before she met her husband, Chuck Norris.
How Gena O’kelley met Chuck Norris
Gena O’kelley is currently married to actor Chuck Norris. However, she was previously married to Gordon Hinschberger, with whom she had her two children: Kelley Hinschberger and Tim Hinschberger. Although their wedding and divorce date is unknown, Gena would later meet her current husband, Chuck Norris, in the late 1990s.
According to Chuck’s autobiography, Chuck Against All Odds, he met Gena in 1997 and their bond grew as Gena paid him visits in Dallas, Texas.
After dating for quite some time, Gena O’kelley and Chuck Norris tied their wedding knot in a private wedding held on November 28, 1998. And speaking more, the duo has two children (twins), whom they named Dakota Alan Norris and Danielle Kelly Norris.
Gena O’kelley Husband
Chuck Norris was born Carlos Ray “Chuck” Norris on March 10, 1940, in Ryan, Oklahoma, in the United States of America, and is 82 years old. He started his career in 1968 at 28, and his martial arts are Karate, Judo, Chun Kuk Do, Taekwondo, Brazilian jiu-jitsu, and Tang Soo Do.
Chuck Norris was married twice and divorced once. Speaking of that, he was previously married to Dianne Holechek (married between 1958 and 1988) and is currently married to Gena O’Kelley (married in 1998). Norris has five children:
- Mike Norris,
- Dina Norris,
- Dakota Alan Norris,
- Eric Norris
- Danilee Kelly Norris.
Then again, Greta Norris, Chantz Norris, Hannah Norris, Camrynn Norris, and Max Norris are the names of some of his grandchildren.
Gena O’kelley Illness
Since 2013 when Gena began enduring debilitating pain due to an incorrect drug used during her MRI scan for her rheumatoid arthritis, Chuck called it quits for movies, in order to be with his wife more. are The coupled sued 11 medical companies after they said she was poisoned by a Gadolinium-based contrast agent which enhances MRI images and helps with the diagnosis, according to CBS Mornings. In the lawsuit handled by Tom Walburg, Chuck and his wife, Gena, claimed Gena has developed Gadolinium deposition disease, with symptoms such as burning pain, violent shaking, and confusion.
Gena O’kelley Net worth
Gena O’kelley has an estimated net worth of about $500k thousand. She is said to have a net worth of about $70 million with her husband, Chuck Norris.
Gena and her husband are well-known for their philanthropic gestures with organizations such as the Veterans Administration National Salute to Hospitalized Veterans. They also run a non-profit organization called KickStart to combat drugs and violence in schools.
On a rather sad note and to summarise. Chuck demonstrated his undying love for his wife when had to put his career on hold to look after Gena when she faced some health complications. Gena’s condition in 2013 was due to health complications caused by some injections, which led to a burning sensation all over her body. Speaking more, the same report purported that Gena was diagnosed with rheumatoid art disease and would contract Gadolinium Deposition Disease during one of her treatment sessions. Gena’s husband, Chuck Norris, sued about five pharmaceutical companies for $10 million following the health complications.