Chuck Norris, the famous actor, and martial arts teacher, is known for always having a lovely woman by his side.
He has two children, Danielle Kelley and Dakota Alan, and he has been married to former model Gena O’Kelley since 1998.
Norris owns over 30 karate dojos and has trained celebrities such as Steve McQueen and Priscilla Presley. The former US Air Force officer has appeared in several well-known films, including Way of the Dragon, Missing in Action, Code of Silence, and The Delta Force.
The father of five from Oklahoma met Gena nine years after divorcing his first wife of 30 years, Dianne Kay Holechek. They met in high school in Torrance, California, and married when he was 18, and she was 17.
Four years later, the couple welcomed their first child, a son called Mike. However, the Mirror reports that Norris had a daughter the following year due to an adulterous connection with Johanna.
In a 2007 Daily Herald article, the Good Guys Wear Black actor expressed his gratitude to the woman for keeping her child.
Norris believes that there are illegitimate parents all around the world. “I know there are no illegitimate children because I am one. God has a purpose and a goal for each of our lives.
The well-known martial artist discovered Dina DiCiolli 26 years after she was born. He has competed in and won a variety of martial arts tournaments.
Norris admitted in his book “Against All Odds: My Story” that he had an affair with his first wife and fathered a child with a different woman called Johanna while serving in the United States Air Force and stationed in California.
Norris never reveals his marital status to Johanna in the book, and he admits that he still feels awful about it.
Norris had no idea Johanna became pregnant and gave birth to their child. He discovered it when Dina wrote to him in 1991 and claimed to be his biological daughter.
Dina discovered her father when she overheard her mother discussing Norris with a friend when she was 16 years old.
Norris recalled the first time he saw his daughter Dina and how no DNA or blood testing were required to prove Dina as his child. As soon as he saw her, he went to her, embracing her in his arms as tears streamed abundantly from their eyes. He mentioned in the book that he felt as if he had known her his entire life.
Dina is a married realtor with three children: sons Dante and Eli and daughter Gabi.
In June 2012, Gabi’s mother uploaded a photo of her daughter standing in the lab while undertaking medical research. Gabi married in October 2018 and shared images of the event on Facebook.
She shared a photo of herself and her husband smiling beside members of her family, as well as Norris and his wife, O’Kelley.
Norris is extremely proud of his five children. He wrote in a June 2017 Father’s Day post, when he posted a photo wishing everyone a Happy Father’s Day, that becoming a parent is one of God’s greatest privileges a man can experience.
I love how Norris welcomed Dina into his life straight away; she deserved to get to know him after all this time. I wish them luck as they continue to get to know one another and have fun with one another.