-Kaynette Francis Gern is best known for being the first wife of the famous country singer Blake Shelton
-Kaynette was born in Ada, Oklahoma in 1973 and studied financial matters and human science in college
-Blake and Kaynette were married in 2003, but divorced in 2006 after Blake fell in love with another woman
-After the divorce, Kaynette moved to Great Bend, Kansas and works as a math facilitator in an elementary school
-Kaynette is associated with a women's rights organization and is trying to keep her private life to herself



Known for movies

Short Info

Date Of BirthJune 18, 1976
SpouseMiranda Lambert, Kaynette Williams, She's Got a Way With Words, God Gave Me You, Came Here To Forget
MarkSouthern drawl
FactHas said that his biggest musical inspiration was Garth Brooks.
PaymentsEarned $100,000 per episode (2012-2013) from The Voice (2011)


Who is Kaynette Williams?

Kaynette Francis Gern was born in Ada, Oklahoma, USA on 20 February 1973, so under the zodiac sign of Pisces and holding American nationality. She is best known for being the first wife of a famous country singer Blake Shelton.

Early life and education

Kaynette was an only child, and spent most of her childhood in Oklahoma with her father who work as a news presenter on one of the local news stations, while her mother was a teacher at a private school. Kaynette attended two universities and got herself two degrees in financial matters and in human science – she was interested in journalism when she was a teenager and was a host of some programs in her high school, while a lot of people also complimented her on her voice and her acting skills. She thought about pursuing a career in singing or acting, but didn’t follow through.

Marriage with Blake Shelton

The couple first met while they were both attending high school, Blake was 15 years old at the time while Kaynette was around 18 – they dated for over 10 years before they exchanged their vows on 17 November 2003. The two were apparently crazy about each other, one proof of that is Blake’s confession of his love towards Kaynette in “Country Weekly” magazine in December 2003 – Kaynette also worked as his manager in the early days of his career.

Even though things were looking great for the couple, Blake fell in love with another woman after one of his concerts – the woman’s name is Miranda Lambert and she became his second wife. They are both singers, and have performed “You’re the Reason God Made Oklahoma” together. Kaynette didn’t want to put up with this and eventually filed for divorce in 2006 saying that Blake was “guilty of inappropriate marital conduct”, while Blake married and later divorced Miranda on 20 July 2015 and is said to have been dating Gwen Stefani, the main vocalist of the “No Doubt” music band, for a couple of months in 2019.

Divorcing Kaynette wasn’t easy for Blake either since he apparently loved his wife – he claimed that the pain of divorcing Kaynette was so big that he compared it to what he felt when he lost his brother Richie, who died in a car accident when he was 14.

Blake Shelton and Kaynette Williams

Kaynette’s life after divorce

Things were not easy for Kaynette after her divorce, since apparently she was still very much in love with Blake, while he had found himself another woman – this led to her disappearance from the media for some time, until she was emotionally ready to go out there again. Things got even harder for her after she heard that Blake and his new wife Miranda were moving to the city next to hers in Oklahoma – she claimed how Oklahoma was too small for both of them to live in.

It took her some time but she eventually landed back on her feet, and moved to Great Bend in Kansas and started working as a math facilitator at one of the elementary schools there. It is said that she also found someone to love, the rodeo champion called Cody Joe Scheck who currently holds the world record for steer roping, and that the two are living together. He was born in Norton, Kansas USA on 13 March 1979, which makes him six years younger than Kaynette – he studied at Community College and majored in agricultural business from Northwestern Oklahoma State University.

Kaynette is also associated with one of the organizations which fights for women rights – her work in the field of issues reflecting the problems of women is notable. She is still very sensitive about her marriage with Blake, and she avoids talking about it as it is painful for her to recall all the good times they had together.

Who is Blake Shelton?

Blake Tollison Shelton was born on 18 June 1976 in Ada, and is three years younger than Kaynette. He grew up singing and playing his guitar as his uncle taught him how to play it when he was 12. He wrote his first song when he was 15, and won a Denbo Diamond Award at 16. In 1990, when he was 14, his older brother Richie Shelton who was 24 at the time died in a car accident – it turned Blake from a 14-years-old child to a 14-years-old adult in a matter of minutes.

As soon as he finished his high school, he went to Nashville in Tennessee to pursue his singing career and decided not to go to university – he worked for a music publishing company and got his first production contract with Sony Music in 1997.

He signed with Giant Records in 2001, and wanted to release the song “I Wanna Talk About Me” as his single but the staff did not agree – the song ended up being recorded by a famous American singer Toby Keith whose version was rated number one single. Blake ended up releasing “Austin” as his first single, and it hit first place on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks charts, staying at the top of the list for five weeks. He went on to release his first album entitled “Blake Shelton” which sold over one million copies, making it platinum.

Up to this day, Shelton has released a total of eleven albums, and has invested the money he he’s made into his own franchise of restaurants and entertainment objects called “Ole Red”. He opened his first Ole Red in Tishomingo in Oklahoma in 2017, then in Nashville next year, and his third location is going to be Gatlinburg in 2019.

Shelton is considered to be one of the best country singers of all time – he’s won numerous awards including nine Country Music Association, five Academy of Country Music, eight American Country, 26 BMI and 26 ASCAP awards. He was married twice but both of his ex-wives filed for divorce because he was cheating on them. His net worth is estimated to be over $60 million.

Appearance and net worth

Kaynette is now 46 years old, has medium long blonde hair, hazel eyes, is 5ft 9ins (1.75m) tall and weighs around 136lbs (62kg).

According to authoritative sources, her estimated net worth is said to be less than $300,000, and is unlikely to rise.

Fun fact

Kaynette put her Demetrios wedding gown for auction on EBAY with a starting price of $700, but nobody made a bid – in order to avoid media attention, she didn’t put it there herself but asked her friend to do it for her, however, some people recognized the dress so Kaynette quickly pulled it out of the auction.

Social media presence

Kaynette is not active on any social media platforms as she is trying to keep her private life to herself. Unlike her, Blake Shelton is very active on the Internet, and has 2.8 million followers on his Instagram account and a whopping 20.6 million fans on his Twitter account.

General Info

Full NameBlake Shelton
Date Of BirthJune 18, 1976
Height1.96 m
Weightapproximately 212 pounds
ProfessionRecord producer, TV Personality, Author, Actor, Music artist, Composer, Singer, Songwriter, She's Got a Way With Words, God Gave Me You, Came Here To Forget
NationalityAmerican, American

Family

SpouseMiranda Lambert, Kaynette Williams, She's Got a Way With Words, God Gave Me You, Came Here To Forget
ParentsRichard Shelton, Dorothy Shelton, She's Got a Way With Words, God Gave Me You, Came Here To Forget, Richard Shelton, Dorothy Shelton
SiblingsEndy Shelton, Richie Shelton, She's Got a Way With Words, God Gave Me You, Came Here To Forget, Blake Shelton, Richie Shelton
PartnerGwen Stefani

Accomplishments

AwardsCountry Music Association Award for Entertainer of the Year, Country Music Association Award for Male Vocalist of the Year, Country Music Association Award for Album of the Year, Country Music Association Award for Song of the Year, People's Choice Award for Favorite Album, American Music Award for ...
NominationsGrammy Award for Best Country Album, Country Music Association Award for New Artist of the Year, Country Music Association Award for Single of the Year, People's Choice Award for Favorite Male Artist, Academy of Country Music Award for Video of the Year, Grammy Award for Best Country Solo Performanc...
TV ShowsNashville Star, Clash of the Choirs, The Voice, Kids' Choice Awards

Social profile links

Marks

#Marks / Signs
1Southern drawl
2Curly hair
3Towering height

Salary

TitleSalary
The Voice (2011)$100,000 per episode (2012-2013)
The Voice (2011)$75,000 per episode (2011-2012)

Facts

#Fact
1In a relationship with pop singer Gwen Stefani as of October 2015.
2Good friends with Adam Levine.
3His manager is Brandon Blackstock.
4His father, Dick Shelton, passed away on January 17, 2012 in Oklahoma.
5Ex-son-in-law of Rick Lambert and Bev Lambert.
6First performed at age 8 at a beauty pageant.
7[May 2010] Engaged to Miranda Lambert.
8The music video for his song "Some Beach" featured Nascar driver Elliott Sadler.
9Has said that his biggest musical inspiration was Garth Brooks.

Pictures

Movies

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
King of the Golden Sun2018TV Series performer - 1 episode filming
Madden NFL 172016Video Game performer: "Straight Outta Cold Beer"
Late Night with Seth Meyers2015-2016TV Series performer - 2 episodes
The Do-Over2016performer: "Gonna"
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy FallonTV Series 1 episode, 2014 performer - 4 episodes, 2014 - 2016
Angry Birds2016performer: "Friends" / writer: "Friends"
Max2015/Iperformer: "Forever Young"
Saturday Night Live2015TV Series performer - 1 episode
Dancing with the StarsTV Series 1 episode, 2014 performer - 1 episode, 2011
The 56th Annual Grammy Awards2014TV Special performer: "Okie from Muskogee"
Todd's Pop Song Reviews2014TV Series documentary performer - 1 episode
Chelsea Lately2013TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Tonight Show with Jay LenoTV Series performer - 3 episodes, 2012 - 2013 writer - 1 episode, 2012
The 55th Annual Grammy Awards2013TV Special writer: "Over You"
Blake Shelton's Not So Family Christmas2012TV Special performer: "Let it Snow", "There's a New Kid in Town", "Oklahoma Christmas", "Time for Me to Come Home", "Home" - uncredited / writer: "Time for Me to Come Home" - uncredited
GCB2012TV Series performer - 1 episode
The 54th Annual Grammy Awards2012TV Special performer: "Southern Nights", "Rhinestone Cowboy"
Footloose2011performer: "Footloose"
CMT Hot 20 Countdown2009-2011TV Series performer - 4 episodes
Crook & Chase2011TV Series performer - 1 episode
Late Show with David Letterman2011TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Voice2011TV Series performer: "Crazy", "We Will Rock You"
The Early Show2011TV Series performer - 1 episode
Top 20 Country Countdown2011TV Series performer - 4 episodes
Jimmy Kimmel Live!2010TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson2010TV Series performer - 2 episodes

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Angry Birds2016Earl Pig (voice)
The Ridiculous 62015Wyatt Earp
Pitch Perfect 22015The Voice Judge
Malibu Country2013TV SeriesBlake MacKenzie
Roman White: Diary of a Director - Blake Shelton's 'Over'2012TV SeriesArtist
The Christmas Blessing2005TV MovieBlake Shelton
American Dreams2003TV SeriesBlake Shelton

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Blake Shelton's Not So Family Christmas2012TV Special executive producer

Miscellaneous

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Morning After2014TV Series short post-production intern - 1 episode

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Extra2013-2017TV SeriesHimself / Himself - The Voice
The Voice2011-2017TV SeriesHimself - Coach / Himself - Judge / Himself
The Paley Center Salutes NBC's 90th Anniversary2017TV Special documentaryHimself
The Insider2014-2017TV SeriesHimself / Himself - The Voice
Access Hollywood2016-2017TV SeriesHimself
Entertainment Tonight2014-2017TV SeriesHimself / Himself - The Voice
The 43rd Annual People's Choice Awards2017TV SpecialHimself - Performer
Jimmy Kimmel Live!2007-2016TV SeriesHimself - Musical Guest / Himself (segment "Mean Tweets: Music Edition 2") / Himself
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show2012-2016TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Musical Guest / Himself - Guest
Today2011-2016TV SeriesHimself - Musical Guest / Himself - Guest / Himself / ...
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon2014-2016TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Milking Cow / Himself - Trying Sushi / ...
Late Night with Seth Meyers2015-2016TV SeriesHimself
Chelsea2016TV SeriesHimself
Live with Kelly and Michael2011-2016TV SeriesHimself - Musical Guest / Himself - Guest / Himself
All or Nothing: A Season with the Arizona Cardinals2016TV SeriesHimself
2016 Billboard Music Awards2016TV MovieHimself - Performer
Radio Disney Music Awards2016TV MovieHimself
51st Annual Academy of Country Music Awards2016TV MovieHimself
Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards 20162016TV MovieHimself - Host
Michael Bublé's Christmas in Hollywood2015TV MovieHimself
American Saturday Night: Live from the Grand Ole Opry2015Himself
CMT Artists of the Year 20152015TV MovieHimself
VIP for a Day2015TV Series documentaryHimself
Best Time Ever with Neil Patrick Harris2015TV SeriesHimself - Guest, Undercover
Red Nose Day2015TV SpecialHimself
Reality Television Awards2015TV MovieWinner-Reality King
50th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards2015TV SpecialHimself - Host
Blake Shelton: Sangria2015Video shortHimself
The 57th Annual Grammy Awards2015TV SpecialHimself
Mama Mae: The Life and Music of Mae Boren Axton2015DocumentaryHimself
Saturday Night Live2015TV SeriesHimself - Host & Musical Guest / Ryan Coles / Blake Shelton / ...
NBC's New Year's Eve with Carson Daly2014TV MovieHimself - Performer
WWE Tribute to the Troops2014TV SpecialHimself
60 Minutes2014TV Series documentaryHimself - Country Singer (segment "Blake Shelton")
2014 CMT Music Awards2014TV SpecialHimself
E! News2014TV SeriesHimself
2014 Billboard Music Awards2014TV SpecialHimself - Nominee
Dateline NBC2014TV Series documentaryHimself - Guest
IHeartRadio Music Awards2014TV SpecialHimself
Glen Campbell: I'll Be Me2014DocumentaryHimself - Musician
The Talk2013-2014TV SeriesHimself - Musical guest
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno2011-2014TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Guest / Himself - At the Grammys
The 56th Annual Grammy Awards2014TV SpecialHimself - Performer / Nominee
Access Hollywood Live2014TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Amp'd Up2014TV SeriesHimself
NBC's New Year's Eve with Carson Daly2013TV MovieHimself
Kelly Clarkson's Cautionary Christmas Music Tale2013TV SpecialHimself
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon2011-2013TV SeriesHimself - Guest
CMA Music Festival: Country's Night to Rock2013TV MovieHimself
2013 CMT Music Awards2013TV SpecialHimself
Oprah's Next Chapter2013TV SeriesHimself
Inside Edition2013TV Series documentaryHimself
The Live Room2013TV Series shortHimself
48th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards2013TV SpecialHimself - Host
Chelsea Lately2010-2013TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The 55th Annual Grammy Awards2013TV SpecialHimself - Nominee
Betty White's 2nd Annual 90th Birthday2013TV SpecialHimself
NBC's New Year's Eve with Carson Daly2012TV MovieHimself
Michael Bublé: Home for the Holidays2012TV MovieHimself
Blake Shelton's Not So Family Christmas2012TV SpecialHimself
CMA Music Festival: Country's Night to Rock2012TV MovieHimself
Lionel Richie and Friends2012TV MovieHimself
47th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards2012TV SpecialHimself - Host
CMT Insider2007-2012TV SeriesHimself
The 54th Annual Grammy Awards2012TV SpecialHimself
Last Call with Carson Daly2012TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Academy of Country Music Awards Red Carpet Show2012TV SpecialHimself
CMA Red Carpet Show Live2012TV MovieHimself
The 2011 American Country Awards2011TV SpecialHimself
The 45th Annual CMA Awards2011TV Special
Dancing with the Stars2011TV SeriesHimself - Musical guest
CMA Music Festival: Country's Night to Rock2011TV MovieHimself - Performer
Crook & Chase2011TV SeriesHimself
Behind the Music2011TV Series documentaryHimself
Late Show with David Letterman2011TV SeriesHimself - Musical Guest
2011 CMT Music Awards2011TV SpecialHimself
46th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards2011TV SpecialHimself - Co-Host
The Early Show2010-2011TV SeriesHimself
The 53rd Annual Grammy Awards2011TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
The 2010 American Country Awards2010TV SpecialHimself - Host
Backstory: Rascal Flatts2010TV MovieHimself
The 44th Annual CMA Awards2010TV SpecialHimself - Performer
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson2007-2010TV SeriesHimself - Musical Guest / Himself
The Country Vibe with Chuck and Becca2010TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Blake Shelton Live: It's All About Tonight2010TV MovieHimself
CMA Music Fest 20102010TV MovieHimself
2010 CMT Music Awards2010TV SpecialHimself - Winner: Collaborative Video of the Year 'Hillbilly Bone' (w / Trace Adkins)
The 45th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards2010TV SpecialHimself
The Price Is Right2010TV SeriesHimself
Hannity2010TV SeriesHimself - Panelist
George Strait: ACM Artist of the Decade All Star Concert2009TV Special documentary
Backstory: Blake Shelton2009TV MovieHimself
On the Road Weekly2009TV SeriesHimself
44th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards2009TV Special
On the Streets2009TV SeriesHimself
CMT 100 Greatest Videos2008TV MovieHimself
Great Performances2008TV SeriesHimself
Larry the Cable Guy's Star-Studded Christmas Extravaganza2008TV SpecialHimself
43rd Annual Academy of Country Music Awards2008TV Special
2008 CMT Music Awards2008TV SpecialHimself
CMT Online Awards2008TV SpecialHimself
Clash of the Choirs2007TV Mini-SeriesHimself
41st Annual Country Music Association Awards2007TV SpecialHimself
Paula's Party2007TV SeriesHimself
2007 CMT Music Awards2007TV SpecialHimself
Nashville Star2007TV Series Judge
- Premiere 2007 ... Judge
CMT: The Greatest - 40 Days That Shaped Country Music2006TV Movie documentaryHimself
CMT: The Greatest - 20 Greatest Southern Rock Songs2006TV SpecialHimself
Headline Country2006TV SeriesHimself
Walmart Soundcheck2006TV SeriesHimself
CMT: The Greatest - 20 Sexiest Men2006TV SpecialHimself
CMT: 100 Greatest Duets Concert2005TV SpecialHimself
CMT Hot 20 Countdown2005TV SeriesHimself - Host
The CMT Music Awards2005TV SpecialHimself
CMT Got Me in with the Band2004TV SeriesHimself
CMA Awards Red Carpet Preview2003TV SpecialHimself
The Wayne Brady Show2003TV SeriesHimself
CMT Flame Worthy Video Music Awards Pre-Party2003TV SpecialHimself

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Entertainment Tonight2015-2017TV SeriesHimself / Herself / Himself - Co-Host, ACM Awards
Extra2014-2017TV SeriesHimself
The Insider2016-2017TV SeriesHimself
Hollywood Today Live2016TV SeriesHimself
Inside Edition2015TV Series documentaryHimself
60 Minutes2015TV Series documentaryHimself - Country Singer (segment "Blake Shelton")
Live with Kelly and Michael2014TV SeriesHimself
Chelsea Lately2012-2013TV SeriesHimself - Guest / Himself
Vídeo Show2012TV Series documentaryHimself
CMT Hot 20 Countdown2009-2011TV SeriesHimself
Top 20 Country Countdown2011TV SeriesHimself
Best of CMT Music Awards2009TV SpecialHimself
Top 50 Videos of 20082008TV MovieHimself

Awards

Won Awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovie
2014iHeartRadio Music AwardiHeartRadio Music AwardsCountry Song of the YearFor the song "Boys 'Round Here."

Nominated Awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovie
2015Blimp AwardKids' Choice Awards, USAFavorite Male Singer
2015People's Choice AwardPeople's Choice Awards, USAFavorite Male Artist
2015People's Choice AwardPeople's Choice Awards, USAFavorite Male Country Artist
2014GrammyGrammy AwardsBest Country Solo PerformanceFor the song "Mine Would Be You."
2014GrammyGrammy AwardsBest Country AlbumFor the album "Based On A True Story."
2014iHeartRadio Music AwardiHeartRadio Music AwardsCountry Song of the YearFor the song "Mine Would Be You."
2014People's Choice AwardPeople's Choice Awards, USAFavorite Male Artist
2014People's Choice AwardPeople's Choice Awards, USAFavorite Country Artist
2014People's Choice AwardPeople's Choice Awards, USAFavorite AlbumAlbum: "Based on a True Story..."
2014Young Hollywood AwardYoung Hollywood AwardsBest Bromance
2013GrammyGrammy AwardsBest Country Solo PerformanceFor the song "Over."
2013Blimp AwardKids' Choice Awards, USAFavorite Male Singer
2013People's Choice AwardPeople's Choice Awards, USAFavorite Male Artist
2013People's Choice AwardPeople's Choice Awards, USAFavorite Country Artist
2013Teen Choice AwardTeen Choice AwardsChoice Male Country Artist
2013Teen Choice AwardTeen Choice AwardsChoice TV Personality: MaleThe Voice (2011)
2013Teen Choice AwardTeen Choice AwardsChoice Country Song
2012GrammyGrammy AwardsBest Country Solo PerformanceFor the song "Honey Bee."
2012GrammyGrammy AwardsBest Country AlbumFor the album "Red River Blue."

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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