Gena O’Kelley is also popular as a model as well as a former deputy sheriff who used to work in a theater in her small role. Besides this, she is also recognized as the wife of a famous American actor, producer, screenwriter, and martial artist Chuck Norris.
Gena O’Kelley was born in the year 1963. She was born to father, Alan Gordon O’Kelley and mother, Annette M. O’Kelley. As per some of the source her father has already died in the year 2008.
Her parents raised her along with three siblings; a brother Eric and two sisters Elizabeth and Maureen. She belongs to American nationality and shares a white ethnicity.
The 56 years, Gena O’Kelley is married to Chuck Norris on November 28, 1998. The couple knew each other for the first time after the introduction in the year 1997. After knowing each other, the couple decided to tie the knot.
The lovebird is the happy parent of twins, a boy, and a girl: Dakota Alan Norris(son) and Danilee Kelly Norris(daughter) in 2001, August 30.
The couple is married for more than two decades and still maintaining a healthy relationship. After the tied of this couple, there are no rumors of any extramarital affairs.
Before getting married to Chuck, Kelly was married to Gordon Hinschberger. The former couple shared two children: Kelley Hinschberger and Tim Hinschberger. Similarly, Chuck has two sons, Mike, and Eric with the previous wife Dianne Holechek. Likewise, he also has one more daughter named Dina from his extramarital affair.
Chuck Norris is a famous American actor, producer, screenwriter, and martial artist. Apart from that, he is also a black belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu and Judo.
The businesswoman cum model has shared the net worth of $70 million with her husband Chuck Norris. Till the date, she has not disclosed her individual net worth but from her profession, she receives an average salary of $97,000. Further, the duo sells their Dallas house at $1.2 million in 2016.
O’Kelley stepped into her career as a model. She features in various popular magazines as a cover girl. She also endorses several renown brands as a model. In order to, live her life as a loving wife and family woman, she quit her modeling career after marrying, Chuck Norris.
Furthermore, her husband inspires her to be the philanthropist and participate in social work. Recently, she is running a non-profit organization along with her husband. Professionally she is not famous. She only caught the limelight after her relationship with Chuck Norris.
Back in 2013, Gena O’Kelley was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis after she got three MRI scan within eight days. She was given three gadolinium injections and after that, she started to feel like the fire burn all over her body. In the interview, she said that,
[It was] as if acid had been passed through it. The burning was isolated at first, but it just kept spreading”. “Before this, I was a vibrant person. In fact, I’d say my health and fitness levels would have put me in the top 10 percent of people in the world back then.
Following the incident, Chuck and his wife have filed a lawsuit against the several drug companies in San Francisco Superior Court. He has sought $10 million but the case is yet to be solved.
As per Chuck Norris, he has left his career and just to save the life of his wife. As per him,
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.