Everything You Need To Know About Kaynette Williams, the Ex-Wife of Blake Shelton

Kaynette Williams is an American elementary teacher and TV host, who is well-known for being the ex-wife of country music superstar Blake Shelton. Her connections to Blake Shelton played a significant role in her entry into the entertainment world.

She had maintained a relatively low profile before her marriage to Blake, but that all changed when she married and later divorced. Her personal life has often made Headlines, particularly her high-profile relationship and reason for divorce. So, let’s learn all the details about her life in this article. But first, let’s get some quick information. 

Quick Information

  • Full Name: Kaynette Williams
  • Date of Birth: February 20, 1973
  • Age: 51 years old ( As of 2024)
  • Nationality: American
  • Spouse:  Blake Shelton (m. November 17, 2003, div. 2006), Cody Joe Scheck ( August 14, 2015)
  • Height: 5 feet and 6 inch
  • Weight: 60 Kg

Early Life & Education

Kaynette Williams was born in Ada, Oklahoma, United States, on February 20, 1973. Her parents are Fred Gern Sr and Kay Kast-Gern. Her father, Fred Gern Sr, was a US Veteran before he worked as a presenter, and he succumbed to brain cancer. 

Kaynette is the eldest child in the family and was raised alongside her two younger sisters, Rogie Gern, and Orpha Gern-Reese. Her mother, Kay Kast-Gern, is a homemaker.

Kaynette completed her high school education in Ada. She later attended college and earned a bachelor’s degree in finance and a second degree in human sciences. 

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Net Worth

Kaynette Williams has carved her path beyond her famous ex-husband. According to Legit, Her estimated net worth is approximately $900,000 million, as of 2024. As an elementary teacher and businesswoman, Kaynette has made intelligent investments that contributed to her financial stability. However, this is not an official net worth figure. 

Notably, Blake Shelton reportedly paid her a staggering $60 million in alimony during their divorce proceedings in 2019.

In comparison, Blake Shelton’s net worth towers at $120 million, a testament to his successful music career and television appearances. While Kaynette’s wealth may not match Blake’s, her resilience and determination have paved the way for a comfortable life.

Personal Life

Kaynette and Blake were high school sweethearts. They met in their hometown of Ada, Oklahoma. One morning, Blake came in from hunting and proposed to her. She accepted the proposal, and he went back to hunting. 

After dating for a couple of years, they married on November 17, 2003, at a private wedding ceremony in Gatlinburg, Tennessee. On their wedding day, Blake sang a cover of Conway Twitty’s Julia to Kaynette. Later, they divorced in 2006 without having any children. 

According to Legit, Kaynette stated that the main reason behind their divorce was Blake’s infidelity and what she termed as his ‘inappropriate marital misconduct. She fell in love and married Cody Joe Scheck on August 14, 2015. 

Their private wedding ceremony marked a fresh chapter in Kaynette’s life. Cody Joe Scheck is a renowned horse rider and world record holder for steer roping. She keeps her personal life private, so no information about her married life or whether she has children is available. 

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Where is Kaynette Williams now? 

Kaynette Williams and Blake lived in Tennessee during their marriage. According to Legit, she returned to her native Oklahoma and resumed her teaching career after the divorce. Now, she lives in Oklahoma with her husband, Cody Joe Scheck. 

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