Before Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani became the power couple of the music industry, Blake had to take his time through two failed marriages. His first marriage was to his high school sweetheart, Kaynette Williams. Unlike Blake and the women he subsequently dated, Williams had no associations with the music scene. While she did serve as Shelton’s road manager shortly after her marriage, that’s about everything she did with music. Even though Williams had a few gigs as a TV host, she was still best known through her associations with the country music star. So, for this article, we will take a closer look at the wiki-bio of Kaynette Williams.
Early Life and career:
Kaynette Francis Gern was born on the 20th of February 1973, in Ada, Oklahoma. Born and raised in Oklahoma, Williams comes from a normal family where her father worked as a news presenter at a local television station, and her mother worked in a private school. As for her academics, Williams attended a local high school in Ada, and took up not one but two degrees, in Finance and Human Science.
Even though Kaynette had an early interest in fashion design, she never pursued the field citing a lack of time. She began hosting TV series and following her marriage to Shelton, Williams began acting as the singer’s road manager.
An Unconventional Proposal:
Shelton and Williams first met while attending high school in Ada. The pair eventually tied the knot and Balke once admitted that he proposed to his first wife in an unconventional fashion.
“I asked her to marry me and she said yes and it was early one morning back in December, and we ended up spending the day with some friends and kind of having a party all day and had a good time. … I got in from hunting that morning, and asked her to marry me, and we went back out hunting.”
The pair got engaged in 2003 and tied the knot the same year. They got married on the 17th of November, 2003, in a small ceremony in Gatlinburg, Tennessee, after managing to sneak in a break from Blake’s tour with Toby Keith. Shortly after the pair tied the knot, Blake came out to the media and reiterated that he believed that Williams was the one.
“I knew Kaynette was the one. Just because I can’t explain it I can’t say it’s because we get along or because of the way she looks. It’s just something I feel – you know what I mean? It’s nothing more than just knowing you’re right.”
Divorce and life after:
But sadly for everyone involved, Blake turned out to be wrong and the pair filed for divorce in 2006 citing improper marital conduct. Following the split, Williams returned to Oklahoma but to her surprise, so did Blake and his then-wife Miranda. In a rare interview with The Enquirer in 2011, Williams admitted to feeling uncomfortable about the whole decision.
“After Blake and I split up, I moved from Tennessee back to Oklahoma. But then Blake and Miranda moved back there to a neighboring town, and it just felt like Oklahoma wasn’t big enough for all of us.”
Since then, Williams has evaded Shelton and is now living in Kansas with her husband, rodeo champion Cody Joe Scheck, who also holds the record for steer roping. She currently works as an elementary school teacher and has won a few awards for her excellence in the field.
A quick write on Blake Shelton:
Blake Shelton is an American country music singer, songwriter, and television personality. He was born on June 18, 1976, in Ada, Oklahoma, and grew up in a small town called Tishomingo. He is the son of Dorothy, a beauty salon owner, and Richard Shelton, a used car dealer.
Shelton showed an early interest in music, he learned to play the guitar at the age of 12 and began writing his own songs. He started performing in local talent shows and soon became a regular performer at a local music venue.
In 1994, Shelton moved to Nashville, Tennessee, to pursue a career in country music. He signed a record deal with Giant Records and released his debut single, “Austin,” in 2001. The song became a major hit, reaching the top of the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart and launching Shelton’s career.
Over the years, Shelton has released numerous albums and singles and has become one of the most successful country music artists of his generation. Some of his most popular songs include “Honey Bee,” “God’s Country,” “Boys ‘Round Here,” and “I’ll Name the Dogs.”
In addition to his music career, Shelton is also a popular television personality. He has been a coach on the hit singing competition show “The Voice” since its inception in 2011 and has won the competition nine times. He has also hosted his own television specials, including “Blake Shelton’s Not So Family Christmas” and “Blake Shelton Live: It’s All About Tonight.”
February 20, 1973
Ada, Oklahoma, United States
Height / How tall :
5 feet 6 inches (168cm)
Blake Shelton (2003–2006), Cody Joe Scheck (present)