Kelis Rogers’ late husband Mike Mora was a photographer and a successful real estate agent. But despite a successful professional life, Mike was more identified among the general public as the husband of American singer-songwriter Kelis. While their wedding was more of a surprise to many, they led quite a beautiful relationship before Mike, unfortunately, passed away.
In a marital relationship that had spanned around 6 years, Mora and his wife welcomed 2 children. Well, his romantic relationship with singer Kelis was often the talk in the media, but what about his life away from the glitz and glamour brought in by his singer wife?
Here, find out about Mora’s career, age, family details, and also his marital relationship with his singer spouse. Also, get exclusive details on his children.
Mike Mora was a Photographer and a Real Estate Agent
Though Mike lately enjoyed fame as the Kelis’ husband, he was a photographer. The handsome hunk was a passionate photographer. With a strong appetite for photography, Mora had a pretty decent grasp over almost all the genres including fashion, fine arts, portraits, lifestyle, and food photography as well.
Not only this, but he also ran a lifestyle and a photography website, www.mikemorafotos.com, where he provided personalized services.
Moreover, besides his profession in photography, he also led a career as a real estate agent which served as a major source of his income.
How Old was Mike Mora?
At the time of his death, Mike was 37-years-old.
Mike Mora Is Married To Famous Singer-Wife Kelis
The successful photographer Mike leads a perfect marital relationship with his wife Kelis. They got married in 2014. While the exact venue of their wedding is not known, they reportedly had a pretty private ceremony with only their close family and friends attending the event.
Though their marriage was a sudden announcement, it is believed that they dated for a while before they finally tied the knot.
As of 2022, Mora and Kelis were married for seven years, however, they prefer to keep their life away from the media. In fact, during the off days, the couple lived together away from the glitz and glamour of Hollywood, on a remote farm out of LA.
Mora Was The Father Of Two Kids
With his wife Kelis, Mike was the father of two kids. He welcomed his first child, Sheperd Mora, back in November 2015. As per Etonline, the couple had announced the pregnancy in August of the same year. As of 2022, Sheperd is six years of age.
Besides, on September 12 of 2020, Keli, born Kelis Roger, announced the birth of their second child, a daughter. The singer took to Instagram to announce the news, where she posted a photo of the newborn holding her hand. “She’s just the sweetest little thing,” she wrote in the caption.
She had announced the pregnancy with her second child with Mora in August of 2020, in which she showed off the positive pregnancy test result in a testing kit.
Mike was Also a Step-father of Keli’s Son From Previous Marriage
Prior to Mora, Kelis married American rapper Nasir bin Olu Dara Jones. They got engaged in 2004 and finally tied the knot in January 2005.
But unfortunately, the duo could not keep up their wedding and finally filed for divorce in April 2009, citing irreconcilable differences.
Meanwhile, Kelis was seven months pregnant with a son with Nas, Knight-Jones, who she gave birth to in July 2009. Their divorce was finalized in May 2010. Check out his post of Kelis’ first child with her late-husband, which she shared on Father’s Day.
Talking about their divorce later in 2018, Kelis opened up saying Nas’s abusive nature was the reason. Further, she stated Nas’ drinking habit was also one of the reasons for their split.
Mike Mora Loved Sharing Photos of His Wife on Socials
Like any husband, Mike enjoyed sharing his spouse’s photos on his Instagram. As a photography enthusiast, Mike shared a beautiful semi-naked picture of Kelis, where she gracefully hid her breasts with an apron.
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While this photo of his showed his photography skills, he also often posted casual photos with her, spending some quality time. They used to go out on vacation which they loved to flaunt on social media.
His Wife was a Singer, Chef, And An Author as Well
Kelis, as we already mentioned, is a successful personality. She is not only a singer but a chef and an author as well. She has some successful singles and albums to her credit which include Kaleidoscope, Caught Out There, Good Stuff, and Get Along With You.
Some of her other successful studio albums include Wanderland (2001), Tasty (2003), Kelis Was Here (2006), Flesh Tone (2010), and Food (2014).
Similarly, she is a successful chef. She made appearances in many cooking reality TV shows like Saucy & Sweet, Hell’s Kitchen, Pitch Battle, The Masked Singer, and a few others.
Further, she authored a cookbook named My Life on a Plate, which was released on September 28, 2015.
How Much was Mike Mora’s Net Worth?
Mike was definitely huge in terms of his net worth. However, he never exactly revealed the exact sum he owned.
On the other hand, Mike’s wife Kelis is pretty rich with a total of $4 million in net worth. The duo also owned a home in L.A, which they put on sale for a reported $1.885 million. They lived on a farm out of Los Angeles.
How did Mike Mora die? His cause of death
Back in 2020, Kelis’s husband was diagnosed with cancer. After his diagnosis, Mike shared a picture on his Instagram account revealing his grave health situation. At the time, thousands of his & Kelis fans showed their support. Soon Mike started doing diagnoses for the issue.
Unfortunately, despite all the diagnoses, Mike passed away at the ripe age of 37. Kelis’s spokesperson released a statement after his death to PEOPLE,
“After a tough two year battle with cancer, we are devastated to have to confirm the loss of our beloved brother Mike. An amazing Father, husband, and friend who gave so genuinely and cared so deeply for his family and friends,” the statement reads. “Through this difficult period, we ask that you respect the privacy of Kelis and her Family at this time.”