Who is Katya Elise Henry?
Katya was born under the zodiac sign of Gemini on 14 June 1994, in Minneapolis, Minnesota USA; she holds American nationality and her ethnicity is of mixed Native American, Swedish, Russian and African-American descent. She’s an Instagram model, online fitness and personal trainer, and a YouTuber, perhaps known best for her Instagram account which has been followed by nearly eight million people.
Early life and education
Katya was raised in Minneapolis alongside her two sisters Gabrielle and Tanaya, by their parents Tawna Lynn Nelson, who is a personal trainer, and Derick Anthony Henry, who worked as a bodyguard to some well-known celebrities; the family often moved around Minnesota and other states because of his job.
Katya attended Desert Mountain High School, in Scottsdale, Arizona, and upon matriculating in 2012, she didn’t enroll at college.
While she was in high school, Katya was a cheerleader, and was advised by her mother about exercising, fitness and cardio work-outs; she worked as a nanny before she launched her career as a personal trainer.
Katya posted a picture on her Instagram account in January 2013, featuring her in an oversized t-shirt, and then started posting photos of her progress in gaining shape body, which caused growth in her popularity as a personal trainer. When she saw her success with her customers, she switch to online platforms, and tried to help other people through her videos.
She launched her eponymous YouTube channel on 15 February 2017, and has gained over 400,000 subscribers, with all of her videos amassing nearly 40 million views; her most viewed video “GYM DAY with Katya” was uploaded on 7 September 2017, and has attracted over 3.5 million views.
Katya established a Twitter account in December 2010, and it’s been followed by over 350,000 people; she mostly tweets about her work and everyday life.
Katya has her own website wbkfit.com, launched in 2016, and as Katya said, she has only one goal: ‘to help girls build their dream bodies & take them through a journey of self-love’, so here you can find workout plans, supplements, accessories, and workout apparel.
She collaborates with supplement and fitness brand EHPlabs, and has been participating in various events related to fitness and work-out, such as “Body Power Expo”, and Joe Weider’s “Olympia Weekend” among others.
Love life, boyfriend, baby father
There were various rumors about Katya’s love life; its widely known that back in 2015 she was dating Austin Mahone, an American singer-songwriter, and they traveled together to Tampa, Florida in summer 2016, but when they came back, there were rumors that they’d some problems in the relationship. In February 2017, Austin confirmed that they’d broken-up.
In 2018, Katya dated Kyle Kuzma, an American professional basketball player, for a couple of months; Katya stated that the reason for their break-up was his inability to handle her. However, Kuzma hasn’t spoken about their relationship and their break-up.
In 2019, rumors started that Katya was seeing Michael Ray Stevenson, known better as Tyga, an American rapper from Compton, California. They were seen together on his Australian tour, and was with him in a hotel, however, the two neither denied nor confirmed these assumptions.
Katya started dating Tyler Herro in 2020, who is an American professional basketball player for the Miami Heat of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He wrote on her Twitter ‘wyd’ which stands for ‘what you doing’ and she answered ‘quarantine and chill’, after which they eventually met in real life, and they announced publicly their relationship.
The two became parents of a baby girl on 14 September 2021, and named her Zya Elise Herro – Tyler posted a picture onto his Instagram featuring his baby, Katya, and himself with the description ‘the crew’.
Fans of Tyler were saying that Katya doesn’t love him, and that she just wanted to have a baby with him so that she could have his money for child support, which isn’t surprising since his net worth has been estimated at $5 million, however, these are just assumptions of his fans. One of the reasons why these rumors started is the age difference, Tyler is 21 years old, and Katya is almost six years older than him.
As of December 2021, Katya is still in a relationship with Tyler and it seems that they are enjoying their love and raising their baby together; Katya hasn’t been married or engaged and has one child.
Hobbies and other interests
Katya’s favorite hobby is fitness, and while she was pregnant she devised an exercise program for pregnant women, then when she gave birth, she devised a program to get back into shape; her followers liked her sharing with them photos of her body changing through pregnancy and after.
She is into traveling and has visited several US states, and for pleasure she’s traveled around the world; her favorite travel destination is Bora Bora, an island in French Polynesia, and she’s dreaming of visiting Rome, Italy.
In her spare time, Katya likes to read and listen to music, or to visit a spa center and enjoy massages; when she wants to relax, she meditates.
She is a big fan of tattoos – she has word ‘blessed’ on her right hip, and on the left side of her rib cage she has tattooed Terri Guillemets’ quote ‘Thorn and stings and those such things just make stronger our angel wings’.
Katya is a vegan, and promotes this type of diet, although she has a diet program developed for those who are not vegans, and her mobile applications can help you to get the right diet for you.
Age, height, and net worth
She is 27 years old, and has long dark brown hair and brown eyes; she weighs around 132lbs (60kgs) and is 5ft 2ins (1.57m) tall.
As of December 2021, her net worth has been estimated at close to $2 million.