Kerri-Anne Kennerley is a well-known Australian TV personality, actress as well as the singer. She has been a favorite among Australian television audiences for over 50 years, since her first TV appearance in 1967 on the children’s show The Channel Niners. From cabaret singer to radio station CEO, she has worked passionately in several roles in the entertainment industry. She now serves as a co-host of Studio 10.
Ms. Kennerley is also a caring wife as she became a full-time carer for her husband who was left paralyzed after a devastating accident in 2016. But what’s the condition of her husband’s health now?
Let’s find out while exploring Kerri-Anne Kennerley bio, including her age, birthday, height, family, net worth, children, and other wiki facts.
|Birth Name||Kerri-Anne Wright|
|Birthday||22 September 1953|
|Profession||Television presenter, actress, singer|
|Married/Husband||John Kennerley (1984 – present)|
|Net worth||$3.5 million|
Kerri-Anne Kennerley Bio | Age, Family & Career
Born in Sandgate, Brisbane in 1953, Kerri-Anne Wright is the daughter of a builder/hobby farmer. She was brought up along with her three siblings in a hard-working family. She now lives in Sydney, New South Wales with her husband and mother, Grace.
At the tender age of 14, now 65-year-old, Kennerley made her TV debut in 1967 on kids’ television show ‘Everybody In‘ and ‘The Channel Niners.’ She then moved to Network Ten to host ‘The Saturday Show’ and worked there for three years. She even landed the role of Melinda Burgess in a teen-oriented soap opera The Restless Years in 1981.
As a singer, Ms. Kennerley dropped a self-titled album “Kerri-Anne” and a “Christmas” album in the year 1985, years after performing as a singer in 1980. Later, she recorded an album “Andrew Denton’s Musical Challenge” with a rendition of the famous AC/DC song Dirty Deeds. She even toured the world as a cabaret singer.
Ms. Kennerley, who celebrates her birthday on 22nd of September, secured a job as the host of ‘Good Morning Australia.’ She hosted the breakfast TV program for 11 years and became a household name. She achieved her longtime ambition to host ‘Midday‘ from 1996 until 1998. The show earned her three Gold Logie nominations.
Since then, she has appeared in different TV shows such as “What’s Cooking,” “Mornings with Kerri-Anne,” “Mornings,” and “Dancing With the Stars” to name a few. She has encompassed over three decades of lifestyle, news, and variety programming with equal aplomb. She is now the co-host of Studio 10.
Kerri-Anne Kennerley Net worth & Salary Figures
In 2015, Ms. Kennerley sold her waterfront property for the price of $950,000. She received $350,000 fee reportedly to share her husband’s devastating spinal injury after an accidental fall on 7th March of 2016.
As she has been part of many popular TV shows, she receives hefty payrolls and checks. Her salary, which she receives from Studio 10 as its co-host, is over million dollar. However, the exact amount of her salary from Studio 10 is confined.
Meanwhile, Kerri-Anne Kennerley net worth is reportedly $3.5 million.
Kerri-Anne Kennerley Married Life: Husband & Children
Studio 10 co-host Ms. Kennerley has been experiencing the bliss of married life for over three decades. She married her now-husband, John Kennerley at the Sydney Opera House in 1984. Since then, she has been a supportive and caring wife to her husband.
Kennerley hasn’t given birth to any child yet. During an interview in 2006, she revealed that she had a miscarriage 15 years ago. However, she has two stepdaughters from her husband’s past relationship.
Beforehand, she was married to a record producer named, Jimmy Miller. Her ex-husband, Jimmy used to assault her physically, leaving her with no choice of seeking help from John to leave the abusive marriage. Eventually, she divorced her first husband and married John, with whom she has been living for over 34 years.
Kerri-Anne Kennerly Husband’s Health Condition Now
Ms. Kennerley had a family heartbreak after her husband, Jon suffered severe spinal injuries following a terrible fall on 7th March 2016. Her husband became an incomplete quadriplegic, leaving him wheelchair-bound for the rest of his life. She then became a full-time career for her beloved husband.
Earlier in 2018, Ms. Kennerley gave an update on her husband’s health condition, saying:
‘He needs care 24/7, he still can’t push a button and can’t feed himself, but the rest of his health is good.’
The TV star has remained motivated and determined though she faced hardship and challenges over the last few years. She has been firmly by John’s side during the progress in his recovery. She explained the current situation of the relationship with her husband, John, saying:
‘We need to just get on with it. Life is for the living, appreciate it.’ ‘We still like to have a good time, we like to chat, we read the newspaper – we discuss events… we just can’t go out like we used to.’