Despite the retirement, the name Karl Malone still lingers in the NBA court. It is because of his exceptional playing prowess and an extensive career that consists of a plethora of major titles including twice NBA Most Valuable Player awards and more.
Along with tremendous professional successes, Karl is also leading a wonderful married life with his wife Kay Kinsey for many years. The beloved couple shares four grown children.
Today, we are going to find out every hidden detail of Karl Malone’s wife Kay, the winner of the 1988 Miss Idaho USA. Her mother sadly died of cancer. Let take a look at things you didn’t know about Kinsey!
Kay Kinsey Parents Were From the Philippines
Kinsey is the daughter of Celestina Kinsey and Bob Kinsey. Both of her parents were from the Philippines and moved to the United States a year after their marriage in 1962. They initially lived in San Antonio and settled down permanently in Idaho Falls in 1983.
Mother Celestina Died of Cancer
Kay revealed in a 1999 interview with Desert News that her mother was diagnosed with colon cancer. She died at the age of 59 in July 2009.
Her mom whom Kay used to call her “best friend” lived at Malones’s old house in Salt Lake City with her husband Bob before her demise.
How Old is Kay Kinsey? Has Three Siblings
Kinsey was born in 1964, in Idaho Falls, in Idaho. She celebrates her birthday on 8th August. Back in 2019, a day after her 55th birthday, her hubby Karl shared a short video on his Twitter celebrating his wife’s born day.
— Karl Malone (@TheDeliverer_32) August 9, 2019
Besides, Kay was raised along with her three siblings including a sister named Sharon.
Her Career: Was a Cheerleader and a former Miss Idaho USA Winner
Kay is a former cheerleader who grew up loving football. She is a self-proclaimed die-hard fan of LSU and also supports the football team Dallas Cowboy.
Besides, Karl’s longtime wife is the winner of the 1988 Miss Idaho USA. She later also worked as director of pageants too.
What is Kay Kinsey Net Worth?
According to sources, the estimated net worth of Kay is $300,000. She currently resides in her husband’s house located in Ruston, Louisiana. The mansion features six bedrooms.
Talking about Karl’s net worth, it is $75 million in 2021. He has earned such good fortune from his prolific basketball career and many other works.
Kay Helps Her Husband in His Business
Kay is doing a very tough job over the years, handling many significant tasks at the same time. She takes care of her extended family, helps her husband in running his multiple businesses as well as maintain a delightful married life, thanks to her innate ability.
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Her hubby is the owner of Arby’s in Ruston, Louisiana. He also owns a car dealership Karl Malone Toyota in Salt Lake City. Additionally, the former NBA player has three Jiffy Lube franchises in Utah. He runs most of his business along with his wife.
How Long Have Kay Malone and Husband Karl Been Married?
The two are in a loving matrimonial relationship since 1990. They tied the knot on 24th December in Malone’s home located in Salt Lake City. The two celebrated their honeymoon a year after their wedding in the summer in Alaska. But, they went on a short Christmas Day vacation in Wendover, Nevada at the time of their nuptials.
Tabloids say Kay and her hubby Karl had a plan to marry months ago they actually exchanged their vows in Dec, but it couldn’t be happened as per their plans due to their busy schedules and other arrangements.
Let’s know how the two first came across?
Their First Meeting
Kinsey first came across her future husband Karl at a downtown shopping mall during an autograph session, in Salt Lake City in 1989. She was totally unknown about Karl’s successful NBA career at the time but asked her brother-in-law about him, who was in line for a signature of Karl.
After some time, one of her sisters helped Kay to get connect with the NBA star, sending him a picture of her Miss Idaho sister. Weeks later, Kay met her future husband and they immediately began dating.
How Many Children Do They Have?
The two are blessed with four children. Kay and Karl became parents for the first time when their daughter Kadee was born on 8th November 1991. She is a promising businesswoman who runs her own merchandise.
Their second daughter Kylee was born on 7th April 1993. They welcomed their first son Kylee on 8th May 1995. He is a former footballer who used to play as an offensive lineman for Louisiana State University. He quit playing following his 2018 knee injury.
Moreover, Kinsey gave birth to her younger child, a daughter named Karlee Malone in 1998.
Kay Kinsey Has Three Step-Children From Her Husband’s Previous Relationships
Kinsey is a doting step-mom of three children of her husband Karl including twins a daughter, Cheryl Ford, and a son, Daryl. They are from Malone’s relationship with a lady named Bonita Ford. The twins, who were born on 6th June 1981, in Louisiana, played basketball at Louisiana Tech University.
In addition, Kinsey has a step-son named Demetress Bell from her hubby’s previous relationship with Gloria Bell. Bell was just 13 at the time of the birth of Demetress. He is also a footballer who first played at Northwestern State before joining Buffalo Bills.
- Kay is an American as per her nationality and has a mixed ethnical background as her parents are from Asian roots.
- Her age is 56 as of 2021.
- The celebrity spouse loves antiquing.
- Besides, Kinsey loves bow hunting and is a huge milk glass lover.