The has-it-all multi-talented celebrity Kenya Bell is so much more than a singer and an actor. You may have spotted her from her modeling days or her beauty pageant era. Either way, the gorgeous Basketball Wives star was, at a time, a slightly controversial person in the industry, stirring up drama more often than not.
Breaking away from the “dumb model” stereotype, this beauty with brains has hustled all her life, grabbing titles everywhere she goes, including that of an engineer, singer, model, and beauty pageant. The forty-six-year-old singer was spotted in the fourth and the fifth seasons of VH1’s reality series called Basketball Wives in the years 2012 and 2013.
While her appearance on this show all those years ago may now seem like an embarrassing string of events, it sure gave us the entertainment that was much needed then. Kenya was known to have been involved in a series of fights with cast mate Evelyn Lozada, with the latter on the verge of getting physical with Bell.
This particular drama inspired Kenya Bell to write a track that seemed to address the controversy that was so public on the show, so we guess it was not all that bad. While Kenya may not be that active in public presently, she sure was a star, no matter how long back that was, so let us take a look at her net worth, earnings, bio, and current whereabouts.
Kenya Bell Bio
Born April 2nd, 1977, the singer and reality television star turned forty-six this year, which is shocking but true. Hailing from Michigan, Detroit specifically, Kenya was born to a family of people with jobs that scream “good people.” Having a pastor for a father, William Howard, and a nurse for a mother, Vergie Howard, one would expect a nicely brought-up child.
We know Kenya went to Michigan State University, where she collected her Bachelor of Science degree in a nerdy subject, mechanical engineering, after which she went on to pursue further studies, completing her MBA summa cum laude. While she may be a celebrity now, there was a time when Kenya even worked for General Motors as an engineer.
Kenya Bell Family & Married Life
Apart from her parents, William and Vergie Howard, not much is known about any other family members or relatives that Bell might have. Kenya confirmed the passing of her father in 2019, letting fans know that he put up a good fight against cancer, but it was a lost battle after all.
Her appearance on Basketball Wives and the disaster that her first marriage ended up having caused her to keep most of her personal life private.
She was known to have married NBA player Charlie Bell, though when that marriage happened is still unclear, but we do know when it ended. News of Kenya assaulting and abusing her then-husband, Charlie, spread in 2011 when she was arrested for threatening Charlie with a knife right in front of their kids.
The couple announced their divorce in 2012, and it was revealed that Kenya received almost half of her ex-husband’s earnings in alimony. The two had two kids named Casey and Charlie IV. Kenya Bell went on to marry another mystery guy, one that we know nothing about, in 2015.
Sometime in February 2015, Bell confirmed she had found the one for herself, and in April of the same year, all we got was a picture of the star in a pretty white dress, confirming that she was off the dating market and happy with her new man.
She has had since her marriage twins named Kennedy and James as well, taking the number of kids from two to a total of four. Since her VH1 show got wrapped up, the celebrity has been private, revealing that she does not reveal much about her life anymore on television because she wants her privacy to be respected.
Kenya Bell Net Worth & Career
Considering how lowkey the reality show star has been in recent years, it is hard to guess what she has been up to, but her current net worth would likely be around $1 million.
She has not been active in the industry or revealed much about her other ventures in which she might have been involved, so there is not much to say about Kenya Bell’s income and its sources.
Bell, after completing her education and getting her two degrees, was spotted as a model for Ford, Bally’s, Torrence’s House of Fashion, and many others. Not just this, Bell also bagged the Miss Michigan USA crown in 2001, and she was only twenty-four at the time.
Not wanting to back down, she went on to compete for the Miss USA title in the same year as well, though she lost as a semi-finalist in the competition. When she was still married to the NBA player, she maintained her spot in the headlines and remained under the spotlight for her appearances with her husband.
This led to her appearance on the reality show Basketball Wives as a permanent member, though we think it might not be her fondest memory. Her contract with the record label Bungalo Records for the hit song, Hate Me, had the fans vibing to it at the time of its release in 2012, right after her on-screen controversy with cast members of the Basketball Wives.
These reality show appearances, gigs, and release of such a hit song must have added to the star’s net worth, bringing her to the million club.