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Former Model Gena O'Kelly is happily Married: Know about her Husband, Family, and Children

Updated On 10 Jul, 2017 Published On 10 Jul, 2017
Former Model Gena O'Kelly is happily Married: Know about her Husband, Family, and Children

Gena O'Kelley is happily married to husband Chuck Norris back in the year 1998. The couple is blessed with twins. They have a wonderful family life.

Former model Gena O'Kelly married martial artist Chuck Norris back in the year 1998 despite being 28 years younger than the guy.

She was a successful model appearing on the cover of many magazines but got a big break once she commenced new life with her husband.

She is now the mother of twins and living a wonderful family life.        

Gena O'Kelley and Chuck Norris: A Blissful Conjugal Life

The then model tied the knot with Norris on 28 November 1998. The duo exchanged vows at The North Church in  Carrolton, Texas, a suburb of Dallas. 

Chuck is a martial artist, actor, film producer, and screenwriter. He appeared in a number of action movies including  The Way of the Dragon the movie written, directed, and produced by Bruce Lee.


Gena and her husband together in a photo shoot, Source: Keywords Suggest 

Norris was previously married to Dianne Holechek in 1963. They were together for almost 30 long years. And he married his second wife Gena 10 years later of separation from the first one. 

As per Chuck's biographical book, 'Against All Odds', Gena and Chuck met in Dallas in 1997 while Chuck was on a dinner date with someone else.

They met for the second time the next day on the set. Gena impressed the guy playing a small role in the show. 

They became friends and it grew in the form of a romantic relationship. Later, the romance turned into the beautiful relationship.

Their Children

The pair is blessed with twins on 30 August 2001 with a boy Alan Norris and a girl Danilee Kelly Norris. 


Here's a family photo taken this year in Kauai. Spending quality time with family and friends is very important to me.

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Chuck is, in fact, father of five with Mike and Eric from his former wife and Dina with an extramarital affair. Dina born in 1964 was 16 when she was addressed to her father. Chuck didn't get a chance to meet her until she was 26.

Mike was born in 1963 and the second Eric was born in 1965.

It is said that Gena has two kids from her previous relationship. She became the mother of Kelley and Tim from her marriage to Gordon Hinschberger.

Quick Facts About Gena O'Kelly 

  • Born on 1963 in California to parents Annette M. O'Kelley and Alan Gordon O' Kelley.
  • Has a brother, Eric and two sisters, Maureen and Elizabeth.
  • Her husband is the eldest son in the family of an Irish mother and a Cherokee Indian father.
  • Initiated her career as a model and appeared in many popular magazines as a cover girl.
  • Also endorsed many famous brands.
  • Her husband is a social worker and that encouraged her to be a philanthropist.

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