Gena O’Kelley is a well known model who has also worked as a deputy sheriff in the past. Gena O’Kelley hails from the United States of America. A majority of her fame can be attributed to her marriage to world famous marital artist and actor Chuck Norris.

Initially, she began her career as a model but later she starred in various theatre roles after appearing as herself in Hannity (2009), Yes Dear (2003) and Praise The Lord (2006). Gena O’Kelley was also seen in the Total Gym fitness program informercial. The program itself was hosted by her husband, Chuck Norris in the year 2009. Later next year, she even went on to be the co-host for the same program

Personal Life

Gena O’Kelley was born in the year 1963, in the United States of America, thereby making her an American citizen by birth. Gena O’Kelley’s parents are named Alan Gordon O’Kelley and Annette M.O’Kelley. Gena O’Kelley has 3 siblings and she grew up along with them. Gena O’Kelley has a brother named Eric O’Kelley. In addition to this Gena O’Kelley has two sisters named Elizabeth O’Kelley and Maureen O’Kelley. Her father, Alan Gordon O’Kelley passed away in the year 2008.

Gena O’Kelley was previously married and has two children from that marriage as well. After that marriage failed to last, she got divorced and later re-married to Chuck Norris. In the year 1997, the couple met when Chuck was on a dinner date with someone else, the subsequent day she played a small role in a play and they got acquainted.They then began their relationship and eventually got married in the following year,1998. The ceremony took place on the 20th of November, 1998.

The 20 year age difference didn’t keep them from getting married. It was Chuck’s second marriage as well, as he was earlier married to Dianne Holechek for a period of 30 years before getting a divorce in 1988. Chuck Norris has two children from Dianne and one child from an extra marital affair. Gena O’Kelley and Chuck Norris were blessed with twins on August 30,2001. They have a son named Dakota Alan Norris and a girl named Danilee Kelly Norris.

Gena O’Kelley faced a huge health scare in the spring of the year 2013, when an injection which was administered for the better scan results of an MRI scan for investigating rheumatoid arthritis caused a severe Gadolinium infection. According to her biography this resulted in her being admitted to the hospital multiple times within a week. Various tests also failed to detect her physical discomforts until an integrative medicine clinic located in Reno, in the state of Nevada recognised it.

Though the couple worked together to help her pass through this difficultly phase, Gena O’Kelley yet suffers from kidney problems and acute nerve pain. This led Chuck Norris to file a lawsuit of over 10 million USD for the financial and physical loss caused to Gena O’Kelley.

Last Modified: 04 Jun, 2018

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