Kenya Bell Birthday & Fun Facts

Height, Age, Net Worth, Biography & More

Akinwalere Olaleye
Jan 31, 2024 By Akinwalere Olaleye
Originally Published on Jun 04, 2022
Edited by Charlene Flanagana
Fact-checked by Amatullah Gulbargawala
Read all about the multi-talented yet controversial reality show star and singer Kenya Bell in this article.
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About Kenya Bell

Kenya Bell is a model, singer, and former engineer who gained fame for her controversial appearance on the VH1 reality show 'Basketball Wives'.

The Detroit-born star began her career as an engineer after graduating from Michigan State University but found herself in the entertainment industry after taking part in the Miss USA pageant and marrying NBA player Charlie Bell. She appeared on 'Basketball Wives' alongside the wives, ex-wives, and girlfriends of other reputed NBA players.

She released her first song in 2012, based on her experience on set with other cast members. The success of the song encouraged her to focus on becoming a singer. Read more about this controversial star, her multiple career changes, and more right here- we've got all the facts.

Kenya Bell Net Worth, Earnings & Spending Habits

What is Kenya Bell's net worth?

Kenya Bell has a net worth of around $1 million, thanks to her 'Basketball Wives' appearances and career as a singer.

How much does Kenya Bell earn per year?

It is estimated that Kenya Bell earns an average of $400,000 per year from her various endeavors.

Height, Age & Physical Attributes

How tall is Kenya Bell?

Unfortunately, there isn't any reliable information on how tall the former beauty queen is.

How old is Kenya Bell?

Kenya Bell was born on April 2, 1977, making her 45 years old as of 2022.

Childhood And Education

On April 2, 1977, Kenya Bell was born to William Howard, a pastor, and Vergie Howard, who was a registered nurse. She was born and brought up in Detroit, Michigan. Bell attended Michigan State University, where she received a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering and a Master in Business Administration. She graduated with the highest distinction and got a job at General Motors as an engineer after graduating.

Family, Romance, And Relationships

Who is Kenya Bell's partner?

The Detroit-born model was married to former NBA player Charlie Bell until 2012, and they had two children together, Casey and Charlie IV. However, the two split after she attacked him in their home in May 2011, for which she was arrested.

According to a 2015 interview, Kenya Bell began dating another man after her split from Charlie Bell, and the two married in 2015. However, his identity remains unknown to the public. She is currently settled in Miami with her two children and new husband. She aims to keep her personal life as private as possible after her very public divorce from Charlie Bell.

Career And Professional Highlights

Best Known For…

Kenya Bell, then Kenya Howard, began her career as a model and first appeared in commercials for The Essence Festival, Ford Motor Company, Bally's, and Torrence's House of Fashion. She took her modeling career one step further and began participating in beauty pageants, winning Miss Michigan USA in 2001 at 24. She then qualified for the national beauty competition Miss USA 2001 but was eliminated in the semi-finals.

She married Charlie Bell, an NBA player at the time, and embraced her role as a socialite wife. She spent her time organizing and hosting charity events and was invited to star on 'E! True Hollywood Story: Basketball Wives'. after her appearance on the special, Shed Media US approached her to become a regular cast member of the VH1 reality show 'Basketball Wives'.

In its fourth season, she made her series-regular debut on the show on February 20, 2012. Her presence and the show saw her popularity rise. She had some altercations with other cast members of the reality show and wrote and released her first song, 'Hate Me', allegedly directed toward them. Kenya Bell signed a deal with Bungalo Records in November 2012 for the song. Bell left the show in 2013 and began to focus on her career as a singer. Her style of music is soul, pop, and R&B. She seems to be taking a break from the entertainment world at present and has not performed in quite some time.

She also appeared in the movie 'RICCO' (2002) to try her hand as an actress, shortly after taking part in the Miss USA competition.

Charity Work

When Kenya Bell was married to Charlie Bell, she focused on hosting and initiating charity drives and benefits.

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Kenya Bell Birthday & Fun Facts Facts

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Kenya Howard

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Michigan State University

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William Howard, Vergie Howard

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Written by Akinwalere Olaleye

Bachelor of Arts specializing in English Literature

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Akinwalere OlaleyeBachelor of Arts specializing in English Literature

As a highly motivated, detail-oriented, and energetic individual, Olaleye's expertise lies in administrative and management operations. With extensive knowledge as an Editor and Communications Analyst, Olaleye excels in editing, writing, and media relations. Her commitment to upholding professional ethics and driving organizational growth sets her apart. She has a bachelor's degree in English Literature from the University of Benin, Edo State. 

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