• Kaynette Williams is best known for being the first wife of Blake Shelton
• She has an estimated net worth of over $600,000, mostly from the divorce settlement with Shelton
• She grew up in a wealthy family, and took two degrees in Finance and Human Science
• She supports various womens' rights causes and is a literature enthusiast
• Shelton has had various relationships since his divorce with Kaynette, most recently with Gwen Stefani
Who is Kaynette Williams?
Kaynette Francis Gern was born on 20 February 1973, in Ada, Oklahoma USA, and is best known for being the first wife of Blake Shelton. They were married for three years before their divorce. Her former husband is a singer, known for his success in the country music genre.
The Net Worth of Kaynette Williams
How rich is Kaynette Williams? As of early-2019, sources estimate a net worth that is over $600,000, earned partly through success in her various endeavors, but mostly from the divorce settlement with her former husband, as Shelton has an estimated net worth at $60 million. As she continues her endeavors, it is expected that her wealth will also continue to increase.
Early Life and Career
Limited information is available about Kaynette’s childhood, her family, education, and life before she met Blake Shelton. According to several sources, she became interested in a career on television, thanks to her father who worked as a news presenter at a local television station. Her mother on the other hand worked in a private school. She grew up in a relatively wealthy family and never really had any problems financially.
After matriculating from high school, she took up two degrees and completed both, in Finance and Human Science. She also took an interest in fashion design, but decided against pursuing it as she did not have enough time. She mainly did a lot of hosting work for events, and this led to her exposure in the entertainment industry. This became especially true as she had been connected to Blake for a long time, and he was now gaining ground in the music industry.
Former Husband – Blake Shelton
Blake Tollison Shelton is a country singer, television personality and songwriter, gaining his breakthrough in 2001 when he released the single “Austin”, the lead single of his self-titled debut album and which spent five weeks at the top of the Hot Country Songs chart. His debut album became platinum certified, and produced other high charting singles. Over the next few years, he released more albums including “The Dreamer” and “Blake Shelton’s Bar & Grill”, the two certified gold and platinum respectively. In 2007, he released the album “Pure BS” and followed it up with his fifth album the next year.
He then worked on extended plays such as “All About Tonight” and “Hillbilly Bone”, leading to his sixth album “Red River Blue”. The next four years produced three more albums which are “Based on a True Story…”, “Bringing Back the Sunshine”, and “If I’m Honest”. Shelton has charted 33 singles, with 24 of them reaching the number one spot – 17 of these 24 were consecutive number ones, so he holds the record for most consecutive number one singles in Country Airplay. He has been nominated a Grammy Award seven times during his career.
Aside from his music, he is a well-known television personality, appearing as a judge in the reality TV competition singing show “The Voice” since its inception. He won in six of the 15 seasons of the show, and is also a judge of “Nashville Star”.
Relationship, Marriage, and Divorce
According to reports, Williams met Shelton after she had matriculated from high school; both are from the same hometown of Ada, and they started a long term relationship. In 2003 after years of dating, the two married at Gatlinburg, Tennessee, in a small ceremony. After their marriage, she took more of a background role to her husband, supporting him as he forayed further into music.
However, after three years the two decided to divorce; they didn’t have children. After the divorce was done, she made a public statement alleging that her former husband was guilty of inappropriate marital conduct. A year before their divorce, he started dating singer Miranda Lambert whom he met at the “100 Greatest Duets Concert”. The two worked together for several projects leading to their relationship. He later married Lambert in 2011.
Personal Life and Current Endeavors
Since their divorce, Kaynette has moved on with her life, and also moved away from doing presenting duties; the last heard about her was that she was working as a math teacher at an elementary school. She also began a relationship with Cody Joe Scheck, who is the world record holder for steer-roping, a rodeo activity. Aside from their relationship, she is a womens rights activist and has worked with several organizations that help tackle problems with women in society.
She also enjoys literature, and according to her it is her passion. There are rumors going around about her sexuality, but she denied all of these rumors. The spotlight and coverage of her has been very little since her divorce, as her former husband has also moved on with his life, although attracting more controversy when he divorced Lambert in 2015. Rumors were going around that he had started a relationship with fellow “The Voice” judge Gwen Stefani, and it was confirmed that the two were dating a few months later. The events reflect the same issue that went on during his first marriage.