We all know Gena O’Kelly, mainly as the wife of a famous celebrity and martial artist, Carlos Ray Norris aka Chuck Norris. However, she is so much more than that, as Gena has many feathers of talent in her hat.
Be it modeling, acting, or entrepreneurship, the 59-year-old has been there and done it all. Unfortunately, people tend to dismiss a person’s own identity if he/she gets attached to someone more successful.
And if you think she is the only one with the tag, some other ones like Tharita Cesaroni also hold the same reputation.
In one place, Chuck Norris needs no introduction at all, and contrastingly Gena’s career life got a little shadowed, due to which not many people know her.
If you didn’t know that besides being a wife and a mother of two twin children, Gena has been a successful model.
Before she met her now husband, Chuck, she had already called her modeling career quits. At the time, Gena used to take care of her first husband and two children from that marriage.
Following the divorce from Gordon Hinschberger (first husband), the former model met the evergreen handsome during the times when she used to act in local theatrical shows.
It was fate or what, both sealed their initial friendship to love-filled marriage. Although her career accomplishments get covered by her husband’s immense fame, she was happy investing in her family.
Did You Know This About Gena?
We know all about her dreamy and perfect life, but are you aware that it has not been that easy for her? Why? How? Well, the actress suffered a lot of health problems that made her lock herself in her room for a pretty long time.
During these hard times, it was her husband, Chuck, who took care of her. In the year 2013, Gena O’Kelly developed suffered severe symptoms from an injection induced on her during an MRI scan for Rheumatoid Arthritis.
And her beloved husband retired from the industry to look after her wife’s health. (So, adorable!) In fact, she did recover and came back stronger because of the love and care that surrounded her.
After that time, the couple literally left the world of entertainment and pursued entrepreneurship. Moreover, Chuck is 50% part of their collective business and strong Gena has made an equivalent contribution.
Together, the couple has ventured into many business endeavors like real estate, total gym, and a bottled water company, CForce.
Another, company that she runs along with her husband is Kickstart Kids, which provides martial arts classes to young children.
Fortunately, all these have accumulated to their collective net worth of $70 Million, which makes them financially secure.
So, it’s proved that Gena O’Kelly doesn’t only hold a reputation of being Chuck’s better half but is a strong and independent woman.
If you have gone through her life story, many instances from her life inspire us. Just like she did not let any adversities in life affect her family and career, we should also not.
Currently, Gena enjoys being a mother of two twins (Danilee Kelly Norris), her marriage, and being a successful owner of her various businesses.