Chuck Norris, a renowned martial arts instructor and actor, is notorious for always having a gorgeous woman on his arm. He’s been married to former model Gena O’Kelley since 1998, and the couple has twin daughters, Danielle Kelley and Dakota Alan, who were born in 2001.
Norris has trained celebrities such as Steve McQueen and Priscilla Presley and founded over 30 karate classrooms. In addition to Way of the Dragon, Missing in Action, Code of Silence, and The Delta Force, the former US Air Force officer has acted in a number of successful films.
The dad of five from Oklahoma met Gena nine years after divorcing his first wife of 30 years, Dianne Kay Holechek. They were high school friends in Torrance, California, and married when Norris was 18 and she was 17.
In 1962, the pair welcomed their first child, son Mike, four years later. Norris had a daughter the next year as a result of an extramarital romance with a lady named Johanna.
The Good Guys Wear Black star expressed gratitude to the mom to retain her kid.
Norris speculates there might be illegitimate parents out there. He knew since he was one, but illegitimate kids do not exist. God has a plan and a purpose for each and every one of their lives.
The famed martial arts expert, who has won the majority of his martial arts championships, only found out about his daughter Dina DiCiolli 26 years after she was born.
Norris disclosed in his book “Against All Odds: My Story” that he cheated on his first wife and fathered a kid with another lady called Johanna while posted in California in the United States Air Force.
Norris confessed that he was still embarrassed about lying to Johanna in the book since he never informed her he was married.
Norris was unaware Johanna became pregnant and gave birth to their daughter. Dina wrote to him in 1991, proclaiming to be his biological daughter, and he found out about it.
Dina discovered Norris was her dad when she was 16 years old after overhearing her mother discussing him with a friend.
Norris recalls seeing his daughter Dina and not needing DNA or blood testing to determine if she was his daughter. When he spotted her, he ran up to her and put his arms around her, tears streaming down their cheeks. He claimed in the book that he thought he had known her his entire life at the time.
Dina is a married realtor and the mother of 3 kids: Gabi, Dante, and Eli.
Gabi’s pleased mother shared a photo of her daughter standing in the lab while conducting medical research in June 2012.
Gabi the Lab Rat…over looking the Pacific…shoot…I'd be willing to disect ANYTHING from this view!Posted by Dina DiCiolli on Saturday, 16 June 2012
Gabi married in October 2018 and posted photos from the event on Facebook. She posted a photo of herself and her spouse smiling with her family members alongside Norris and his wife, O’Kelley.
Posted by Gabi Boardman on Tuesday, 11 December 2018
Norris is ecstatic with his 5 kids. In a June 2017 Father’s Day post, he titled a photo wishing everyone a Happy Father’s Day, “Being a father is one of God’s happiest moments a man can encounter.”
Being a father is one of God's greatest blessings a man can experience.Posted by Chuck Norris on Sunday, 18 June 2017
It’s wonderful how Norris welcomed Dina into his life right away; she deserved to meet him after all these years. Let’s wish them a very happy life where they may continue to get to know one other and have nice experiences.