Kay Kinsey rose to prominence as the wife of one of the most successful and great NBA star Karl Malone. The duo is happily married for several years. They are also a doting parent of four kids.
Kinsey is a former Miss Idaho USA who currently assists her husband in his various businesses. Talking about her family, her late mother was from the Philippines.
Let’s know more about Kay’s parents, siblings, ethnicity, and relationship with her step-children.
Kay Kinsey Date of Birth and Education
The celebrity spouse was born in the United States of America. She has kept most of her early details, including her birth year behind closed doors. However, we do know Kay celebrates her birthday on 8th August. Her hubby and children share beautiful photos of her birthday almost every year.
Karl uploaded a video of her birthday celebration on Twitter a day after on August 9, 2019. He wrote on the clip,
“Happy Birthday (yesterday) to my Kay Kay…my soulmate, @mamail I love living this life with you and I love growing old with you.”
On August 8, 2013, Kay herself shared a photo with her hubby and son, wishing herself on her birthday. Here is the post,
Happy birthday to me pic.twitter.com/LiGX2vIkl6
— KAY MALONE (@mamail) August 8, 2013
Moving towards her education, Kinsey attended Boise State University, in Boise, Idaho. She later earned her sociology degree from the college.
Who are Kay Kinsey Parents? Her Mother Died of Colon Cancer
Karl Malone’s wife Kay is the daughter of Celestina Kinsey and Bob Kinsey. Her mom Celestina was born and raised in the Philippines. She married Kay’s dad Bob in 1961.
The couple moved from the Philippines to the United States in 1962 and initially settled down in San Antonio, probably the place Kay was born in. The family later permanently moved to Idaho Falls.
In an interview with Desert News in 1999, Kinsey opened up about her mother’s battle with cancer. She used to call her mom as her “best friend.”
Celestina passed away at the age of 59 in July 2009. She used to live at Malones’s old house in Salt Lake City with her husband.
Kay grew up with her three siblings including a sister named Sharon.
Her Nationality and Ethnicity
Kinsey holds an American nationality and talking about her ethnic background, she is mixed as her mother was from Asian roots.
Karl Malone wife Kay is a former Miss Idaho USA
Kinsey won Miss Idaho USA 1988. She later also worked as director of pageants. Furthermore, some reports say Kay worked as a model in the past.
Karl Malone and wife Kay Malone married in 1990: Their first meeting
The two tied the knot on 24th December 1990, in Malone’s home located in Salt Lake City. They didn’t celebrate their honeymoon right after their marriage but made plans for the next summer in Alaska.
They dated for around a year before walking down the aisle. The couple met at a downtown shopping mall, in Salt Lake City in 1989. She initially didn’t know who was Karl Malone. It was her brother-in-law who first told her about Karl.
Shortly thereafter, Kay’s sister sent Malone a photo of Kay as Miss Idaho and again sent a letter to him all the while pretending that the letter came from Kay itself.
Things quickly turned romantic between the two and they got married rather quickly.
How many children does Kay shares with Karl?
Karl and Kay are blessed with four children. Their first child, a daughter, Kadee was born on November 8, 1991. She began her own line of merchandise which includes a variety of items such as Dominican Cigars, home-made Vape Juices, and Hemp Oils. It also has an Instagram account with over 1.9k followers. Kadee is now engaged to her boyfriend Cedric Johnson in early 2020.
Besides, Kay and Karl welcomed their second daughter, Kylee, on April 7, 1993. A few years later, she gave birth to their son, K.J Malone on May 8, 1995.
Furthermore, their fourth child, a daughter, Karlee was born in 1998. She is a model and works for several well-known companies. She announced her engagement with her boyfriend in mid-2020.
Kay Kinsey Relationship with her Three Step-Children
Karl’s spouse is also a superb step-mom to his three additional children. She has step-twins, a daughter, Cheryl Ford, and a son, Daryl from her husband’s previous relationship with the lady named Bonita Ford. They were born on 6th June 1981, in Homer, Louisiana.
Apart from the twins, Kay has a step-son named Demetress Bell from Karl’s relationship with Gloria Bell. She gave birth Demetress at the tender age of 13.
Kay has a very close relationship with all of them. She has posted photos with them on her social media handles like Instagram and Twitter.
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Most of Their Children Played Football and Basketball
Kay and husband Karl’s oldest son K.J played college football at the Louisiana State University. He, however, left the sports after a knee injury in 2018.
Furthermore, her step twins, Cheryl and Daryl previously played basketball. They crafted their prowess at Louisiana Tech University. Cheryl also played for Detroit Shock.
In addition, Demetress Bell also had a great career as a football offensive tackle. He played college football at Northwestern State before making his professional debut with Buffalo Bills.
Net Worth of Kay Kinsey
Kay has $300,000 worth of net worth, while her husband Karl’s net worth is $75 million. He has made the majority of his wealth from his successful NBA career. He currently embarks on several businesses too.
His properties and dealerships in Salt Lake City include Karl Malone Toyota, Polaris, and Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram, Karl Malone Mitsubishi, and more. He previously co-owned a Honda dealership in Sandy. Kay also works with her hubby. Together they operate Legends Cigar and Vape shop located in Ruston, Louisiana.
The large family currently resides in their house in Ruston, Louisiana. It has a six-bedroom.