Once you hear the surname Baldwin, you will instantly think of the prominent people who are looked upon in the entertainment industry. Kennya Baldwin became known to the public because of her affiliation with Stephen Baldwin, a famous actor in Hollywood. She's also popular as the daughter of the widely-acclaimed Brazilian composer Eumir Deodato.
Kennya Baldwin or Kennya Deodato Baldwin was born on 24th October 1968. Even though she was born from a well-respected family in Brazil, her place of birth was in New York City, USA. She's an American in nationality and a Caucasian in ethnicity since she's a Portuguese and Italian descent. She's a believer in Christianity, which she brought upon her husband in the later years.
Her father, Eumir Deodato, is a legendary Bossa Nova musician, a pianist, record producer, composer, and arranger. He won the 1974 Grammy Award for Best Pop Instrumental Performance. He is married to Mary Ellen Deodato, mother of Kennya. She also has a brother named Cassius Deodato. In the early 2000s, her father divorced her mother for an undisclosed reason and started dating another girl.
Kennya finished her elementary education at the York Preparatory School in New York, where she was a student of the class 1984. Kennya always knew that she wanted art to be her profession, so she went on to study Graphic Design at the Parsons School of Design.
Even though Kennya has every reason and resources to shine in the entertainment industry, this beautiful graphic designer chose to live a peaceful life away from the public eyes. This is maybe the reason why she doesn't hold any active social media accounts up to this date.
During Kennya's early age, she's already used to being exposed to the spotlight since she's the daughter of her Grammy award-winning father. She's been in some online articles and publications. But instead of following the footsteps of her legendary father, Kennya chose the one she's very passionate about.
After graduating college, Kennya went on to become a professional graphic designer. Her career started as an IT professional, focusing on graphic designing. And up to this day, she's still doing her job, even after marrying Stephen Baldwin. Kennya didn't use her husband to engage in any job that involves the flashing lights of the camera. Her current workplace is not yet disclosed to the public, maybe for security purposes.
Because of Kennya's passion for art, she does enjoy a career where she practices what she loves. And that allows her to gain a decent amount of money, apart from the support that she receives from her husband. Kennya's estimated net worth is about $300,000 from being a graphic designer alone. Stephen Baldwin, on the other hand, has a net worth of $1 million brought by his career in the Hollywood industry.
Kennya and Stephen's first meeting place was on a subway sometime in 1987. Not long after their meeting, the two started dating and eventually fell hard for each other. Their relationship becomes stronger than ever until they both agree to make things official and permanent. The lovely couple finally got married on 10th June 1990.
During this time, Stephen was already famous and was starring in "The Young Riders," a popular television series at that time. He was reported to have been struggling to get out from alcohol and drug addiction after first trying cocaine at his high school prom. He was in this situation even during the time he met Kennya. But Stephen claimed that he was already clean since their wedding in 1990.
After their wedding, Kennya started coming with Stephen whenever he had movie and television engagements. Because of this, the couple gets to travel a lot in the first years of their marriage. Their love for each other later made a fruit which strengthened their marriage more. Their first daughter, Alaia Baldwin, was born on 24th January 1993. Three years after, they welcomed another baby girl whom they named Hailey Baldwin, on 22nd November 1996.
Even after the couple had their two bundles of joy, they did not stop traveling from one country to another because of Stephen's line of work. So, Kennya had to home-school their daughters for the first years of their life.
Time flies so fast that the couple barely noticed that their daughters were already grown-ups, exploring the wild world on their own. Kennya and Stephen have always been supportive of the career path that their daughters will choose to take. That's why when both of their daughters, Alaia and Hailey, decided to take the path that their father took, the couple cheered for them all the way.
Alaia is currently 28 years old as of writing. She is now a famous model who represented both the United States and Great Britain by VNY Models and The Squad, respectively. Her portfolio is already full of experiences when it comes to the fashion runway since working for the biggest companies in New York and Milan. Her goddess-like beauty has captivated a lot of men, but only one managed to capture her heart. Alaia married the founder, current president, and executive producer of Pocket Ace Productions, LLC, Andrew Aronow, in September 2017.
Hailey Baldwin, on the other hand, is currently 24 years old. She's also a stunner on the runway, officially represented by IMG models. She was known to have modeled for various international top brands just like her sister. She was also seen glamorously walking on some of the most glorified runways around the world. In July of 2018, Hailey announced her engagement with the famous pop artist Justin Bieber. They finally exchanged vows in a lavish wedding ceremony in 2019.
When the couple had their first daughter, they had to hire a housekeeper. This is how Augusta, a Brazilian woman, came into the picture. Augusta was the one who constantly encouraged the couple to return to their Christian faith. Kennya was a Christian and may have lay low on her faith for a while. Stephen was a Christian, too, but after his drug abuse, he became distant from the faith.
Not long after, Kennya was finally convinced to get back up again, and she became born again. She began attending the Brazilian Evangelical Church in New York. Kennya then started to convince his husband about returning to faith and explained to him all the good he would have in the arms of the Almighty God. But it was mainly 9/11 that became the major driving force that made Stephen return back to Christianity.
They both became rigidly conservative Christians. For example, Stephen doesn't allow his step-father to come to their house if he's together with his new girlfriend.
The couple has been living a happy and peaceful married life together with their two lovely daughters. However, sometime in mid-2009, the couple faced a huge controversy concerning their taxes. Stephen had run-ins with the law because of failure to pay for the mortgage or income tax.
The couple had to file a Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection on 21st July 2009. And because they were married, Kennya co-owned all his properties. So, they had to file for joint bankruptcy. Because of this, the couple lost their homes in Upper Grandview, New York, and in the village of Nyack to foreclosure. They had to move into another house, which was reported to be owned by Stephen's brother and also a famous Hollywood actor, Alec Baldwin.
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