• Gena O'Kelley is an American former model and the wife of noted martial artist and actor Chuck Norris
• She has a net worth of $70 million
• Gena and Chuck married in 1997 and have two children together
• Gena worked as a model and was paid well for her work
• Gena and Chuck are currently involved in a lawsuit against a medical device manufacturer after Gena had a bad reaction to a chemical used in MRI scans

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Who Is Chuck Norris’ Wife, Model Gena O’Kelley? Her Wiki and Nationality

Gena O’Kelley was born on 10 August 1963, which means that she is 54 and her zodiac sign is Leo. Gena, whose nationality is American as she was born in California, is a former model, but is probably better known as the wife of Chuck Norris, an acclaimed and renowned martial artist and actor, who has worked on projects such as “Walker, Texas Ranger”, “Chuck Norris: Karate Kommandos” and “Sons of Thunder”. In addition to that, Gena.

Net Worth

So just how rich is Gena O’Kelley as of mid-2018? According to authoritative sources, this former model has a net worth of $70 million, combined with the net worth of her husband, meaning that their family is wealthy and financially stable, which allows them to purchase luxurious assets such as cars and houses. A portion of their wealth comes from the house they sold for $1.2 million, located in Dallas, Texas.

Wedding and Children

Gena met Chuck Norris in 1997, having finished with her job in a minor role in a television series. Reportedly, Chuck was interested in spending more time with her and ultimately invited her to Dallas, to get to know her better. As the book “Chuck Against All Odds” cites, their friendship blossomed into a love relationship, which they crowned with a marriage shortly afterwards. Prior to meeting her 23-years senior husband, Gena was married to Gordon Hinschberger, with whom she had two kids – Kelley and Tim. In late August 2001, the couple welcomed children of their own – Dakota Alan Norris and Danilee Kelly Norris. When it comes to Gena’s religious views, both she and her husband are Christian, and are known for working with plenty of charities such as Veterans Administration National Salute to Hospitalized Veterans, and Funds for Kids. Norris also established KickStart, made to help fight drugs and violence in schools.

Background and Body Measurements

When it comes to Gena’s ethnicity, she is Caucasian. She was born to Annette M. O’Kelley and Alan Gordon O’Kelley, and a brother named Eric, and two sisters, Elizabeth and Maureen. Unfortunately, her father passed away in 2008. The beautiful model dyes her hair blonde, but her hair is naturally darker and her eyes are brown – the blonde hair dye really suits her light complexion. Gena is shorter than her husband Chuck, who is 5′ 8″ and despite being in her 50s, the former model still has an amazing figure and probably works out and eats healthily in order to maintain it.


As we have mentioned, Gena used to work as a model. Doing that, she was required for photoshoots for various brands, be a spokesperson and appear on the catwalks for them. Despite being considered one of the most luxurious professions, being a model also requires a lot of work, but pays off, as top models have an average salary of around $500,000 and we assume that Gena herself was paid well.


As of the recent past, Gena and her husband filed a lawsuit against a medical device manufacturer, after Gena had a bad reaction to a chemical used in MRI scans. Reportedly, the mentioned chemicals left her feeling weak and tired, in addition to giving her burning sensations and pain. The chemical, gadolinium was given to Gena prior to her scan. Addressing the situation, Chuck stated “I’ve given up my film career to concentrate on Gena, my whole life right now is about keeping her alive. I believe the issue is so important”. As a result, Gena was rushed to hospitals six times and had breathing difficulties, rib and joint pain among other problems. Nonetheless, the doctors believe that the chemical didn’t induce the pain and believe that it was something else. Reportedly, the couple spent $2 million on this case, but it’s yet to be resolved. The family still live in Texas, in Navasota.



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Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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