Renowned as one of the most prominent martial artists, actor Chuck Norris has garnered immense popularity over the years. His successful career has established him as a symbol of strength, attracting millions of fans worldwide.

With black belts in Tang Soo Do, Brazilian jiu-jitsu, and judo, Norris is also credited as the founder of Chun Kuk Do, an American hybrid martial arts style derived from traditional Taekwondo disciplines like Tang Soo Do/Moo Duk Kwan Taekwondo.

Beyond his Hollywood stardom, Norris is a devoted family man and proud father of five children. His enduring relationship with his wife, Gena O’Kelley, a former model, television host, and actress, spans over 22 years. What stands out about Norris is his consistent expression of love and appreciation for Gena, a sentiment cherished by both her and their admirers.

Similar to Chuck, Gena has a previous marriage history. She was previously married to Gordon Hinschberger, with whom she shares two children, Kelley and Tim, although details about their divorce remain scarce.

Recently, the actor commemorated their wedding anniversary by sharing a photo of their special day, expressing, “22 years ago I became the luckiest man in the world when Gena and I got married. Happy Anniversary my beautiful wife! There are no words to describe my love and appreciation for you. Thank you for sharing your life with me. I praise God for every day we are together.”

Chuck and Gena share two children, Danielle and Dakota, and their marriage epitomizes love and devotion.

My Husband Was Always by My Side,” the Story of Why Chuck Norris Gave Up  His Career to Take Care of His Wife / Bright Side

About a decade ago, Chuck and Gina’s lives took a drastic turn when Gina began to suffer from health problems. The ordeal began approximately in 2013 when Gena underwent a routine MRI scan and was administered an injection, a standard procedure preceding the scan.

Almost immediately after receiving the injection, she began to experience tremors and a burning sensation throughout her body. Doctors struggled to diagnose her condition, as the cause of the excruciating burning sensation remained a mystery even to medical professionals.

As time went on, Gina’s condition deteriorated further. The agonizing pain extended to her ribs, accompanied by breathing difficulties, muscle weakness, and joint pain.

Chuck Norris Gave Up His Career to Take Care of His Sick Wife - Trill Mag

Frustrated by the lack of progress in her diagnosis and treatment, Gina took matters into her own hands and conducted extensive research into her symptoms. Her efforts eventually led her to a condition known as gadolinium toxicity.

Following treatment, Gina experienced some relief, but the path to full recovery remains distant.

“After the initial injection, I felt like my entire body was engulfed in flames — as if acid was coursing through my veins. The burning started in one area but quickly spread… I spent five months in bed hooked up to IVs, requiring round-the-clock nursing care. Chuck slept by my side on the couch, never leaving. I prayed to be able to raise my children,” Gina recounted.

Throughout her struggle with the illness, her devoted husband remains steadfastly by her side. Chuck decided to put his film career on hold to care for her.

“I’ve put my film career on hold to focus on Gena. My entire life now revolves around keeping her alive,” Chuck expressed. “I believe this issue is of utmost importance.”

“It’s maddening and heartbreaking,” Gena chimed in. “It’s a cruel, dark secret that has been concealed — something Chuck and I are determined to expose.”

Since the onset of her ordeal, Gena and Chuck have filed lawsuits against 11 healthcare companies in pursuit of justice.

Support poured in from fans of the actor.

“Chuck Norris, seize every moment and create unforgettable memories with your partner. May God bless you both,” one fan encouraged.

“Prayers for you, your wife, and your family. May nothing stand in your way. Keep the faith. Please, God, let everything be okay. Your wife is fortunate to have a man of such integrity by her side. Wishing you strength and well-being,” another expressed.

“Chuck, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your beautiful wife. I hope everything turns out well for her and for you. Your evident goodness is truly inspiring,” a third fan commented.

We wish Chuck Norris and Gena all the best in the future. Hopefully, she will fully recover soon.