Gena O’Kelley is a well-known American personality who was born in California on August 10th, 1963. She is wife of action legend Chuck Norris. Chuck Norris has had his name in movies such as Walker, Texas Ranger; Sons of Thunder; and Chuck Norris: Karate Kommandos among many others. Gena has had a successful career as a supermodel and an actress. Here’s a few interesting facts about Gena O kelley, wife of Chuck Norris.
She used to be a Supermodel
Gena was born in California and has had a quite successful career in modeling despite having no peers in that industry. She had her big break at a very young age. She was spotted by a fashion representative in the streets of California after her High School. The born blondie began modeling in the 1970s but after marrying the star her life has been completely hidden from the public eyes. She had a huge fan following in her initial days and years later now the 57 year-old has maintained her amazing figure. A bit later in her career, the model would compete against supermodels such as Beverly Johnson, Gia Carangi, Janice Dickinson, and Jerry Hall, along the names.
Gena was married before and also had two kids
Gena O Kelley married Chuck Norris in 1988 but initially him she was married with Gordon Hinschberger and had two children with her ex-husband. Less is known about her previous marriage but she has an excellent relationship with her two kids, Kelley Tagudin and Tim Gene. They spend a lot of time together and travel places in company too. Gena is not just a mother but also a grandmother now, since her daughter is also married and mother of two children. Reportedly, Gena O’Kelley’s husband was previously married to his high school love Dianne Holechek. He also had two sonswith her called Mike Norris & Eric Norris.
Gena has twins with Chuck
Chuck Norris’ wife Gena O’Kelley had twins with him, a son, and a daughter. Dakota Alan Norris and Danilee Kelly Norris were born on August 30, 2000 when she was in her late teens. Her children share her looks and quite identically in their hobbies with her father, Chuck as both are black belts in MMA. Gena’s son Dakota is a third degree black belt whereas her daughter Danilee, a second degree. The children are private with their personal lives and don’t own any social media accounts. Though Gena’s son Dakota was seen uploading videos on YouTube relating to MMA centered around the founder of Chun Kuk Do.
Gena is diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis
The former model was diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis in the year 2013. Gena suffered from severe pain in her nerves it almost felt like pouring acid on her skin. The mother of four was injected with a chemical element called Gadolinium which resulted in sheer burning pain.
She sued 11 Medical Companies
After the apparent ordeal that Gena faced, she was suffering with Gadolinium toxicity. The condition got solved at a clinic in Nevada. “I’ve given up my film career to concentrate on my wife, my whole life right now is about keeping her alive. I believe this issue is so important and will be sorted,” said her husband. After 5 years of the recovery process, the couple sued the medical companies for over $10 Million as recovery cost. The duo successfully took three 3 gadolinium-based contrasts off the market despite having little back up.
Gena has been a part of several TV shows
She has been a host in a number of shows. Gena O’Kelley has also appeared in Praise the Lord, Hannity, TV2 Nyhetene, and Yes, Dear, among other films. Though the long list she never had a strong impact like her husband. She is an amazing mother and has a healthy family.
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