You’ve heard of Chuck Norris, his smashing acting career and other professional jobs, right? However, have you heard about his spouse, the staggering Gena O’Kelley?
Gena was born on the 10th August 1963, in California USA, and is a model, television host, and actress as well, but is still perhaps best known to the world as the spouse of the famous mixed martial artist and actor, Chuck Norris.
Do you want to find out more about Gena, from her childhood to a professional career, and facts of her life before Chuck? If so, then stay tuned because that is what follows. Additionally, you will read all about her health difficulties.
Gena O’ Kelley Wiki
Gena had three siblings, a brother named Eric and two sisters, Elizabeth and Maureen. Her dad sadly passed away in 2008. Regrettably, there aren’t any details about her schooling, but this information will become available in the not too distant future.
Gena Was Married Chuck
Gena had a failed marriage behind her; she was married to Gordon Hinschberger, with whom she had two kids, Kelley and Tim. Unfortunately, there isn’t any information when both divorced and married. She met the clear love of her life, Chuck Norris, who’s now doing everything for her, but we’ll get to a bit afterwards.
Gena started her modeling career in the’70s, however there is not any information about her profession, rather, her professional life before she met Chuck remains under a veil until the current moment. The two met in the late’90s, and following one year of relationship chose to tie the knot.
Funny story about their first meeting — Chuck and another girl were on a date and observing Gena perform in a minor part in the neighborhood theater. Chuck was attracted by Gena and asked his agent to prepare a date with her. This resulted in an initial friendship which grew to love, since when both have been inseparable.
Both married on the 28th November 1998, and have welcomed twins, Dakota Alan Norris and Danilee Kelly Norris. Gena is now a prominent television personality too, featuring from the TV series “Yes, Dear” in 2003, then 3 years later hosting the show “Praise the Lord”, while in 2009 she had been a guest in the series “Hannity”, one of several other diverse appearances in commercials, and as a spokeswoman for a few brands. However, as at 2013 onwards, both hers and Chuck’s struggle started.
Gena Health Issues
It was in 2013 which Gena went for a routine MRI scan, and after getting an injection that’s a typical process before someone enters MRI scan, Gena started feeling tremors and burning all over her body. At first, doctors did not know what caused these signs, but over time, Gena’s medical situation became even worse.
She started feeling pain around her ribs, then had difficulties breathing, muscle fatigue and joint pain. She underwent numerous tests for such ailments as cancer, Parkinson’s and others, but then took things in her own hands, and after internet research, discovered that her symptoms match gadolinium toxicity.
Gena O’ Kelley Husband, Chuck Norris
Now that we’ve covered all significant info about Gena, let us share some information about her husband, the legendary Chuck Norris.
He was born as Carlos Ray Norris on the 10th March 1940, in Ryan, Oklahoma USA, he’s many things — an actor, martial artist, film producer and even screenwriter.
He had been at the US Air Force for four years between 1958 and 1962, and he began his martial arts career, winning quite a few championships, and has since started his own school Chuck Kuk Do, that is based on the learning of Tang Soo Doa karate-based Korean martial art.