Chuck Norris is widely regarded as one of the world’s top martial artists. He has successfully integrated his martial-arts knowledge into a number of films, earning him acclaim as a well-known actor.
However, it appears that he is most proud of the part of father, out of all the roles he has done throughout the years.
Norris married his high-school girlfriend Dianne Kay Holechek, who was 17 at the time, when he was only 18 years old. Norris and Holechek had two boys together after 30 years of marriage. Norris had an affair with a lady named Johanna while serving in the United States Air Force in California, while still married to Holechek and roughly a year after their first son was born. He never told Johanna he was married, and he had no idea she was pregnant with his kid until Dina DiCiolli, his daughter, contacted him 26 years later.
She had known Norris was her father since she was 16, when she overheard her mother telling someone, but it took her years to summon the confidence to write to him.
Norris said he didn’t need a DNA test to know Dina was his daughter, and that he appreciated Johanna’s decision to retain the child. In a 2007 Daily Herald essay, the Good Guys Wear Black celebrity said, “There might be illegitimate parents in the world.” “I know because I was one, but illegitimate children do not exist.” Each of our lives has a plan and purpose from God.”
Norris claimed that when he first saw his daughter after so many years, he put his arms around her and cried tears of delight down his cheeks.
Dina is a mother of three, and her granddaughter Gabi, Norris’ grandchild, just married, with the entire family in attendance.
Norris has been married to former model Gena O’Kelley since 1998, and they have twin daughters Danielle Kelley and Dakota Alan, who were born in 2001.
“Being a parent is one of God’s greatest privileges a man can experience,” the actor posted on Facebook on Father’s Day 2017.