Kellie Chauvin - Updated Jul 2024

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Kellie Chauvin

Kellie Chauvin is a former radiologist and former Mrs. Minnesota Pageant contestant. Kellie Chauvin is known as the former wife of police officer Derek Chauvin.

Early Life

Kellie Chauvin was born on October 21, 1974, in Laos and is currently 46 years old. She is to Hmong descent. From her childhood, she has been living the life of a refugee. Her family left for Thailand in 1977. Additionally, she was only 3 years old during that time. They stayed in a refugee camp until 1980 in Thailand. Later, her family made it to the US and settled in Eau Claire, Wisconsin.

She has been bullied by other children due to her ugly looks. In 1984, she began her education in kindergarten. Kellie had a problem speaking English and was bullied too. She has also done a degree in Radiology.

She has a brother named Tou Thao. And, the information about her parents is still not known.

Kellie Chauvin – Net Worth 2023

She was living a simple life. She was a former radiologist in a hospital. Probably, she has not been earning a huge amount of money but enough for her livelihood. Therefore, her net worth is still not revealed yet. Despite her popularity and fame, she has not received any brand endorsement deals as of now. However, it is possible that shortly, she might start to endorse brands.

Career and Professional Life

After Kellie Chauvin’s first divorce, she wanted to set up her career. She went on to earn a degree in radiology. She worked as a radiology technician at Hennepin Country Medical Center. The hospital is located in Minneapolis. Later, she became a permanent employee of the hospital.  She worked as an employee in the hospital for 13 years. Nut eventually left the job.

Kujay Xiong

Caption: Kellie Chauvin’s photo captured after she won the contest. Source(The Sun)

Later, she worked as a realtor with Re/Max Results. A close friend suggests she participate in USA’s Mrs. Minnesota. Additionally, she tried her luck in it and participated. And, she won the title and became the first-ever Hmong to win the title. She also has volunteered as a translator at local hospitals. It was to make her home a haven for Hmong women going through difficult times. She is mainly known as the former wife of Derek.

Her husband Derek’s criminal case

On May 25, 2020, Derek and 3 other police officers were arrested for the murder of George Floyd. Tom Kelly is a police officer who is also involved in the death case. The victims’ families demand justice for their innocent children. Moreover, the politician demanded FBI investigations. The video was viral on social media. The people came to the streets to support black people’s lives in the United States.

In the video, Derek was found kneeling on Floyd’s neck for more than 9 mins. Later, he was charged with second-degree murder, third-degree murder, and manslaughter case.  Moreover, Derek was found guilty on three charges.

Personal Life

There was a belief in her community that if a girl is not married at 18, Kellie Chauvin will never get married. Moreover, at the age of 17, she was married to Kujay Xiong. It was an arranged marriage so she never met the guy before. Later, she divorced after 10 years of the relationship. She said that was a very abusive relationship. Additionally, she has 2 children from the marriage.

Moreover, she moved to Minnesota. There she decided to complete her education and got a degree in radiology. While working in the hospital she met Derek Chauvin. He bought someone for a health check-up before arrest. Then they became very good friends and fell in love. In 2010, the couple got married. They were living a happy life together.

Then, she filed for divorce on May 28, 2020, after he got arrested. Before a divorce, she said in an interview, ” Under that uniform, he’s just a softie. He’s such a gentleman. He still opens the door for me and still puts my coat on for me. After my previous divorce, I had a list of must-haves if I were ever to be in a relationship, and he fits all of them.”

Rumors and Controversies

Kellie Chauvin is not a social media person. She got the media’s attention after her husband was arrested. After he was arrested she faced a huge controversy. Thus, she didn’t support his husband after he was arrested. Therefore, she filed diverse against him.

And, also had many agreements too. Due to that situation, she was dragged into a controversy. She said that she has not been supporting her husband in her difficult times. Moreover, it increases his problems. Now, she has been totally out of media attention.

Body Measurements

Kellie Chauvin is very beautiful and pretty. She stands 5 feet 4 inches (163 cm ) tall. And, she weighs around 60 kg (132 lbs). She wears a shoe size of 6.5 UK. And, she has black hair color and black eye color. Thus, the other information about her body measurement is not revealed yet.

Kellie Chauvin – Social Media

She is not active on any social media platforms. There can be cases in which she has kept her accounts private too. But, according to the sources, she has not been active on social media accounts.