Who is Khalyla?
Khalyla Kuhn was born on 31 October 1984, in Cebu, Philippines, and is a podcast host as well as a social media personality, but perhaps best recognised for being the wife of comedian Bobby Lee. Her husband is known for his work as a cast member on “MADtv”, also appearing in numerous popular comedy films.
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In an anxious search for Jajangmyeon on his bday because at 43, aged and muted taste buds deserve the salt attack. pic.twitter.com/KFGoJL7RSs
— Khalyla (@Khalamityk) September 18, 2014
The Riches of Khalyla
How rich is Khalyla? As of mid-2019, sources inform us of a net worth that is over $200,000, earned through success in her various endeavors. Her wealth has been potentially elevated significantly thanks to her husband, who has an estimated net worth over $1 million. As she continues her endeavors, it is expected that her wealth will also continue to increase.
Very limited information is available about Khalyla before her rise to fame and association with Bobby Lee. According to her, she is half Filipino and half Egyptian, and while she was born in the Philippines, her family then migrated to the US where she would grow up alongside a sister. After matriculating from high school, she enrolled into college to study for a degree in biochemistry.
While studying, she earned extra income by working as a tutor, helping anatomy, microbiology, and physiology students who were having trouble. Later on, long after she completed her degree, her fame increased significantly thanks to her association with Bobby Lee. This in turn made her popularity on social media skyrocket, particularly on the website Instagram, a photo and video sharing website owned by Facebook. It was launched in 2010 and allows users to upload content for the public, or to pre-approved followers. Content can be edited through the use of filters and organized with the use of tags as well as location information.
MMA and Podcasting
Khalyla has been highly interested in sports since a young age, and has followed numerous professional leagues. Her biggest passion, however, lies with mixed martial arts (MMA). It is a full contact combat sport which allows for striking and grappling. Competitors use techniques from various martial arts and has gained popularity in the last few decades. One of the most popular and the biggest promotion for the sport is Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), which boasts having many of the top fighters from around the world.
She along with her husband would later start a video podcast on the website YouTube, entitled TigerBelly, which has gained a massive amount of popularity with over 300,000 subscribers. Their podcast revolved around their life as Asians in America, discussing politics, the entertainment industry, sexuality, racism, adolescence, ethnicity, and more. During the latter part of the podcast, the duo answer questions from readers on a segment called Unhelpful Advice. They also have a feature called The MMA minute, on which both hosts discus mixed martial arts. Khalyla wasn’t originally planned to be on the podcasts, but after trying it out in the first episode, the duo had a lot of chemistry, leading the show to move forward with the both of them
Husband – Bobby Lee
Robert Lee. Jr is an actor and comedian of Korean descent. In 2001, he rose to prominence when he became a cast member of “MADtv”, a comedy sketch television series that was originally inspired by “Mad” magazine, though its sketches have no relation to the magazine’s content. While working with the show, he gained numerous comedic roles in films such as “Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle”. Released in 2004, it’s a stoner comedy film and the first installment of the “Harold & Kumar” series.
Bobby also worked on the 2008 stoner comedy entitled “Pineapple Express”, starring Seth Rogen and James Franco. The plot focuses on a server and his marijuana dealer as they flee from hitmen as well as corrupt police officials after they witness a murder. After his run with “MADtv”, he appeared in “The Dictator” which was released in 2012. The political satire stars Sacha Baron Cohen and is directed by Larry Charles who also directed Cohen’s previous mockumentary work. Lee also starred in the sitcom “Splitting Up Together” from 2018 to 2019.
Personal Life and Social Media
For her personal life, it is known that Khalyla has been married to Bobby Lee since 2013. It is not known if they want to have children, as they haven’t expressed publicly any desire to do so. She is known for frequenting the gym and keeping fit. She is also a big fan of comedy, not against doing comedic posts solo or alongside her husband. She loves travelling, and has frequented the Philippines with her husband during their free time.
Similar to numerous podcast hosts, she is highly active online through accounts on social media, having over 136,000 followers on the website Instagram. She posts a lot of personal photos there, giving a bit of an insight into her life away from her work. She also has an account on Twitter which has over 18,000 followers and she uses the account to promote her podcast work though she does not post on it often. A lot of people have noted how a lot of comments on their podcast express hate for Khalyla, though others have noted how it is a common trend among podcasters and modern internet culture.
She is very close to her husband, and the duo own several pets together.