• Kaynette Francis Gern Williams is a math teacher, born in 1973 in Ada, Oklahoma
• Met Blake Shelton in high school, married in 2003 and divorced in 2006 due to alleged infidelity
• Moved to Oklahoma after divorce, later married rodeo champion Cody Joe Scheck in 2013
• Has an estimated net worth of $400,000 while Blake Shelton's is estimated at $60 million
• Blake is a prolific country singer and mentor on "The Voice", married Gwen Stefani in 2021
Who is Kaynette Williams?
Kaynette Francis Gern Williams is a math teacher, who gained popularity after marrying the famous country singer Blake Shelton. She was born under the Zodiac sign Pisces on 20 February 1973, in Ada, Oklahoma, USA, so as of 2022, she’s 49 years old, holds American nationality, and now lives in Kiowa, Kansas.
Early Life, Family, and Career
Kaynette’s mother was a teacher in a private school, while her father worked as a news presenter at a TV station; she doesn’t have siblings. Growing up, she was interested in pursuing several careers, including journalism, acting, and singing.
Reportedly, she received numerous compliments on account of her voice, and during teenage years she hosted creative programs in her high school. According to the latest sources, she works as a math teacher.
Marriage to Blake Shelton
Blake and Kaynette met in 1993 while attending high school, when Blake was 15 and Kaynette 18 years old. Soon after they began dating, and after almost 10 years, Blake proposed to her in December 2002, saying: ‘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.’
On 17 November 2003, they tied the knot in a small ceremony in Gatlinburg, Tennesse – Blake wore Wranglers, boots, and his signature cowboy hat, while Kaynette rocked the Demetrios wedding gown. In an interview with “Country Weekly”, Blake talked about Kaynette, revealing: ‘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.’
Blake reportedly sang “Julia” by Conway Twitty to Kaynette. Given that Kaynette was beside Blake’s side during the hard times when he was emerging to the scene as a country artist, later she became his manager and consultant.
Why did they divorce?
Although their marriage seemed ideal from the outside, they divorced in 2006 after just three years,, allegedly due to Blake’s infidelity. During the divorce proceedings, Kanyette disclosed that Blake was “guilty of inappropriate marital conduct”, which many believed arose from the rumors about Blake and Miranda Lambert’s romance.
In 2005, Blake met Miranda Lambert, a fellow country singer with whom he sang a couple of duets, including the CMT 100 Greatest Duets special in September 2005.
Later he talked about the experience and said: ‘I’ve never had that kind of experience with anybody. I was a married guy, you know? Looking back on that, I was falling in love with her, right there on stage.’
However, Blake still went through a messy divorce, which he later called “a tough, tough call to make”, and even compared the loss of Kaynette to his brother’s tragic death. Additionally, the immense pain he felt also served as an inspiration for his 2007 album entitled “Pure BS”, which produced his highest-charting song “Don’t Make Me”, Blake saying: ‘I was making this record completely right through the divorce. I went through days where I did not know whether I should or shouldn’t divorce. I was dumping all those emotions I was going through and all that pain into this album.”
What did Kaynette do after divorce?
While Blake began his relationship with Miranda Lambert, Kaynette decided to leave it all behind, and relocated from Tennessee to Oklahoma. In a 2011 interview, Kaynete disclosed: ‘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.’
Searching for a fresh start, she moved to Kansas, and even put her Demetrios wedding dress on eBay auction for $700, but it never sold. Kaynette found her happiness teaching math at an elementary school, and excelled at it, earning the Presidential Award Nomination in the area of Mathematics for South Barber.
When it comes to her romantic life, she later stumbled upon Cody Joe Scheck, known as a rodeo champion, the world record holder for steer roping. Cody’s mother, Patricia Scheck, talked to a media outlet, and revealed that Cody and Kaynette met through a mutual friend, disclosing: ‘They fell for each other instantly, and have barely been apart ever since.
They’re living together, and I’m hoping they’ll get married soon and give me grandkids.’ Her wishes came true, as Cody and Kaynette married in 2013.
What’s her net worth?
As of 2022, Kaynette’s estimated net worth is around $400,000. On the other hand, her ex-husband’s net worth is estimated at $60 million, which he’s earned through his career as a singer, “The Voice” coach, and entrepreneur. In 2017, Blake launched a franchise of restaurants and entertainment centers entitled “Ole Red”.
Kaynette is 5ft 6ins tall (167cm) and weighs around 125lbs (57kgs). Her natural hair is blonde, further adorned with blue eyes. Judging from her latest photos on her Facebook account, she is still rocking platinum blonde hair with brown highlights.
It appears that Kaynette is only active on her Facebook account, and doesn’t use Instagram, TikTok, or Twitter. On the other hand, Blake is very popular on Instagram, and has nearly five million subscribers.
Briefly about Blake Shelton
Oklahoma native Blake Shelton is one of the most prominent and prolific country singers, with over 60 awards under his belt, including 10 Country Music Association Awards and six Academy of Country Music Awards. Additionally, he’s been nominated for Grammy Awards nine times.
He launched his career in 2001, releasing his debut single “Austin” which became an instant hit, while his album entitled “Blake Shelton” landed in third place on the US country charts.
The following year, he released his second album, “The Dreamer” which was eventually certified gold, and his single “The Baby” reached the top of the charts. His next album, “Blake Shelton’s Barn & Grill”, became very popular too, achieving platinum certification. Over the next 15 years, Blake would go on to release nine more albums, rising through the ranks as one of the names synonymous with country music. In 2010, he set the record for the fastest gold certification by a male artist, after his single “Honey Bee” achieved nearly 150,000 downloads in its first week, and the certification in the seventh week. His latest album was released in 2021 entitled “Body Language”, which landed in third place of US Top Country Albums (Billboard).
Besides his prolific career as a country artist, since 2011 he’s been a coach on the NBC reality talent competition show “The Voice”, winning the hearts with his southern humor and wits. Establishing himself as a competent mentor, his contestants have won the show seven times, making him the coach with the most wins.
Regarding his personal life, after divorcing Kaynette, he married Miranda Lambert in 2011, which lasted only four years as they divorced in 2015. Later that year, it was announced that Blake began a relationship with the famous singer Gwen Stefani, who also served as a coach on two seasons of “The Voice”. In 2020, the news of their engagement resurfaced in the media, and in 2021 they officially tied the knot.