What is wrong with that word ‘marriage’? The country music icon Blake Shelton had a girlfriend named Kaynette Gern (later, Kaynette Williams) back in their high school days in Ada, Oklahoma. They got along so well that she became his road manager for close to a decade after graduating from high school in 1994. In 2003, they decided to upgrade their relationship and got married. Then, only three years later in 2006, their relationship and their marriage ended in a monstrous divorce.
This post explores the life, personality, and career of Blake Shelton’s first ex-wife Kaynette Williams. So, get ready to know everything you need to know about her here.
Who Is Kaynette Williams?
Apart from being famous as an ex-wife to Blake Shelton, Kaynette Williams is said to have come to prominence as a TV personality. She was born Kaynette Francis Gern on the 20th of February, 1973 in Oklahoma City.
Not much detail about Kaynette Williams’ early life is available to us. But certain reports have it that her father was a news presenter in a local news station. As for her mother, the same reports have it that she worked in a private school. As you will see in the ensuing paragraphs, it eventually turned out that Kaynette took the career paths of both of her parents.
Talking about Williams’ education history, it is known that she attended the same high school in Ada Oklahoma as Blake Shelton. As for her college education, Kaynette Williams is reported to have a degree in financial matters and human science. But, we are yet to have specific details regarding time and place of her college.
Further reports have it that Kaynette manifested the attributes of a great singer right from childhood. With her unique voice and beautiful figure, it is said that she once pursued a career in music and acting. But, obviously, she does not have much to show for her efforts in these fields.
As already hinted, Kaynette Williams reportedly worked as Blake Shelton’s road manager for years after they became lovers in high school. That romance culminated in a three-year marriage that ended in divorce.
Relationship With Blake Shelton
Kaynette and Blake collaborated professionally and dated for years. Stories even have it that, without Kaynette, Blake’s career could have met its Waterloo years ago. For instance, after Blake had released his songs All Over Me and Ol’ Red via Giant Records in Nashville Tennessee, the company was said to have closed shop. This eventually led to Blake transferring his asset to Warner Bros Records. It is known that Kaynette was by Blake’s side all through, encouraging him. Otherwise, it’s possible Blake could never have survived the trauma of the situation.
After such a beautiful professional cum romantic life together, Kaynette Williams and Blake Shelton decided to marry each other. They wedded in a low-key ceremony in Gatlinburg, Tennessee on November 17th, 2003. And they looked just perfect for each other.
But three years down the line, the couple were singing an entirely different song. After their divorce in 2006, Kaynette Williams was quoted to have said that her famous ex-husband was “guilty of inappropriate marital conduct.”
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Kaynette Has Moved On – Same As Blake
It is never easy to move on after a breakup and it is even more difficult when the lovers have been together for long. In the case of Kaynette Williams and Blake, the situation was made worse by the fact that what kept them together was more than just romance. They also had career connections.
However, each of the ex-lovers has moved on with their lives. According to Kaynette, she quickly left Tennessee and moved back to Oklahoma to manage the situation, while Blake moved to another Tennessee town.
Blake soon found another lover in his fellow country music singer, Miranda Lambert. Many years later, the news came in March 2019 that Kaynette was dating Kansas-born rodeo champion, Cody Joe Scheck. Cody is a young world-renowned rodeo man born on March 13, 1979. That means Kaynette is six years older than him. As reported, Cody is not just the regular rodeo guy out there. Instead, he is well educated. It is said that he attended Community College and Northwestern Oklahoma State University.
But She Still Misses Blake
How do we know this? Cody Scheck’s mother is reported to have disclosed that Kaynette finds it difficult to talk about what she had with the musician.
From this report, we are able to deduce that Kaynette Williams has not moved on fully and finally after all. She certainly still misses Blake. We hope that Cody succeeds in getting her mind off Blake completely.
Where Is She Now?
Although she is said to be dating a world champion, Kaynette Williams has managed to be living a life out of the spotlight. She is reportedly based in Great Bend, Kansas where she is working as a math facilitator at an elementary school.