Kennya Baldwin, the wife of the American actor Stephen Baldwin, and daughter of the iconic Brazilian Bossa Nova music composer Eumir Deodato, is a graphic designer, and mother of the models Hailey and Alaia Baldwin.
Age, Early Life, and Education Background
Kennya was born in Mexico, under the Scorpio zodiac sign on 24 October 1968, which makes her 53 years old as of early 2022. She’s of mixed Portuguese and Italian descent, and was born to the aforementioned musical Grammy Award-winning legendary composer and pianist Eumir Deodato and his wife Mary Ellen Deodato who was a housewife – Kennya’s parents parted ways in 2001. She was motivated by her father to pursue music and was subsequently enrolled into a local music school.
However, she later realized that she didn’t have the talent for music, and thereafter moved to the US to further her studies at New York Preparatory School, and matriculated in 1986. She later joined Parsons School of Design and graduated with a BFA degree four years later.
Hobbies and Fun Facts
Kennya is an animal lover, who has adopted a pet cat called Tilly. She is a music fanatic, and likes listening to blues and jazz – her favorite artists are Aretha Franklin and Frank Sinatra. Stephen’s wife’s favorite season is summer, as she likes spending time outdoors, mostly basking on beaches. She likes traveling, and has vacationed in various European cities such as Paris, France, and Rome, Italy.
She has also toured multiple US destinations. When she’s not working, Baldwin enjoys watching late-night-movies such as “Dead Poets Society,” “Good Will Hunting,” and “Catch Me If You Can” – her favorite entertainers are Matt Damon, Anne Hathaway and Leonardo DiCaprio. Kennya revealed that Leonardo DiCaprio once asked her out on a date while she was in London; she told him that he had to seek Stephen’s permission before she could accept. Kennya is Justin Bieber’s step-mother – he’s married to Hailey Baldwin.
Since she left college, Baldwin has been actively working as a graphic designer, and also as an artist. Her husband helped her attract more Hollywood fans who needed her services, but she keeps details of her professional career away from the limelight.
Kennya met Stephen in a subway station in New York City in 1987, and as they have revealed, it was love at first sight. They dated for three years and finally walked the aisle in 1990. The duo has welcomed two daughters, Hailey and Alaia, and have remained together for over three decades – they have been through rocky times especially when her husband was accused of cheating on her in 2016. A woman named Ruth Perez Anselmi, a masseuse, spoke to journalists claiming that she was her husband’s mistress and that they were having a sexual relationship with Stephen, who had not informed her that he was married. However, Stephen denied the allegations. Kennya and Stephen are seemingly living a happy life together, and appear side-by-side at celebrity events.
Kennya and her husband are born-again Christians who are members of Breakthrough Ministry. She was inspired to join Christianity by her Brazilian housekeeper, Augusta, while her husband became a believer shortly after the tragic 9/11 terrorist attack, as sources reveal. She dedicates a few hours per day to reading the Bible and meditation, disclosing during an interview that her favorite Bible quote is ‘For God so loved the world he gave his only son so that whoever believed in him shall never die but have eternal life’ (John 3:16)
Height, Weight, and Physical Appearance
Kennya is of white ethnicity and has dark brown eyes and long brown hair. She has an hourglass figure – she’s 5ft 5ins (1.65m) tall and weighs around 143lbs (65kg) while her vital statistics are 36B-29-37, shoe size 6.5(US).
Kennya has earned her net worth from her professional career as a graphic designer and her net worth is approximately $300,000 as of 2022. In 2009, her family suffered a major financial setback after her husband went bankrupt, and they ended up losing their house which was situated in New York’s Upper Grandview as they had defaulted approximately $800,000 in mortgage repayments. After this, her family went to live with her brother-in-law, the famous actor, Alec Baldwin.
Who is Kennya’s Husband, Stephen Baldwin
Stephen Baldwin was born under the Taurus zodiac sign on 12 May 1966, in Massapequa, New York State, and is a well-known author, film producer and actor, perhaps still most famous for his starring role in the drama “The Young Riders” (1989-1992).
He was raised by his high school football coach father, Alexander Baldwin Jr. and his wife Carol Newcomb, together with his sisters Elizabeth Keuchler and Jane Sasso, and elder brothers, actors William, Daniel, and Alec. Stephen was physically fit, and wrestled while he was in high school; he matriculated to Los Angeles’ American Dramatic Art Academy in 1984, and graduated with a bachelor’s degree four years later. Stephen made his TV series debut in 1987 in the show “American Playhouse”, and was thereafter selected to guest-star in several other shows, such as 1988’s sitcom “Family Ties”, “China Beach” (1989), and in 1995’s “Legend.” He boasts of appearing in several horror series, such as “Night Visions” and “Scare Tactics” in 2003.
He was also cast in the British comedy series “8 Out of 10 Cats,” and “Celebrity Big Brother ” in 2010. His most recent role is in the drama “Nova Vita” which aired in 2021. The famed actor made his film debut in the drama film “Homeboy” (1988) portraying Luna Park Drunk, and appeared in several other films before the end of the century, including “The Beast,” “Last Exit to Brooklyn,” 1994’s “8 Seconds,” and “Scarred City” in 1988. He made his latest appearances in the films “Faith of Our Fathers” (2015), the Turkish horror film “Magi,” and in 2019 “The Least of These: The Graham Staines Story.” He also boasts of directing 2004’s “Livin’ It” and 2012’s “The Will to Drill.”
Who are Kennya’s Daughters
Kennya’s eldest daughter Alaia was born on 23 January 1993 and is currently a popular health and wellbeing advocate and supermodel, who is now signed to State Management modeling agency. She is married to the American producer and filmmaker, Andrew Aronow. Baldwin’s second daughter, now Hailey Bieber, was born on 22 November 1996 and is a socialite and media personality who is signed to the New York-based Ford Models international agency. She is famous for being a brand ambassador of French Connection clothing brand since 2014. She married the legendary Canadian singer Justin Bieber in a private ceremony held in New York in September 2018, before they held another, official wedding ceremony, a year later in South Carolina.