Dreka Gates is a beautiful and phenomenal entrepreneur who embodies grace, humility, loyalty, intelligence, and grit. Before she became a hit on social media, she had worked behind the scenes to make her husband (Kevin Gates) the rap sensation that everyone has come to love. Dreka co-founded the record label “Bread Winner’s Association” with her husband and now serves as his booking manager.
Dreka Gates – Bio, Age
She was born Shedreka Centuri Haynes on the 31st of August 1986 in Baton Rouge, LA. Dreka’s childhood was regular and comfortable. Her parents were well off and she claims to be one of the few of her friends to own a car in high school. Dreka met Kevin in high school and they started dating. Their relationship has not been without ups and downs, especially with Kevin’s constant run-ins with the law and other women.
The pair dated for over 13 years and had two children (Islah Koren and Khaza Kamil) together during this period before finally getting married in October 2015.
Dreka has received loads of praises from her superstar husband who would not stop gushing about her. Despite his “hardcore and bad boy demeanor”, Kevin talks about his wife at every opportunity he gets, showing that family is indeed important to him.
Dreka seems to be deserving of her husband’s praise judging from the fact that she has stuck with him through good and bad times. Kevin had a tumultuous childhood with several run-ins with the law. His first arrest was for being a passenger in a stolen vehicle when he was 13 years old. He spent another 31 months in prison between 2008-2011 for stabbing a supposed opponent multiple times. Despite his challenges, Kevin didn’t give up on himself, while in prison, he studied and got an MA in Psychology through a prison program.
The man that would become Dreka Gates husband released several mixtapes between 2007 and 2014 which earned him wide acclaim. His debut album titled Islah was released in January 2016 with the album going platinum.
Kevin got embroiled in another controversy when a video of him kicking a female fan in the chest surfaced. He was initially sentenced to 180 days in jail but got an additional 30 months for an earlier offence. Kevin was finally released on parole on the 10th of January 2018.
Throughout all the upheavals in Kevin’s life, Dreka remained the constant positive influence in his life. She stuck with him through the drama and ‘dirt’ and has helped him become a better person. Kevin confesses having so many insecurities about his looks amongst other things as he has been told while growing up that he was ugly. Dreka, on the other hand, constantly tells him how beautiful he is and that has helped him put things into perspective.
Dreka Gates confesses that she went all out to learn all she can about the music industry after Kevin told her he wanted to go into music full-time. She didn’t have anybody to show her the ropes but made her own path. She started off getting everyone to listen to his music then started booking shows by going to promoters in a bid to get Kevin on stage.
The hard-working entrepreneur is a blend of beauty and brains. Besides being the brain behind her husband’s successful musical career, she has made a name for herself by her involvement in different ventures. Her net worth has been estimated to be about $1 million.
Facts About Kevin Gates’ Wife
1. Dreka Gates is a devout and practising Muslim. She went to Mecca for Hajj in September 2016 with her husband and describes the experience as a life-changing one.
2. Dreka Gates is a fan of natural things. She had a near death experience in the hospital which motivated her to do a series of research. She had her two children in a water birth at home and describes the experience as awesome. Her children have also never received any vaccination as she believes they have gotten their first and major vaccination from breast milk. She brags about how healthy they have turned out.
3. Despite being coerced to join social media, she seems to have cultivated a huge following for herself on all of the platforms with over 2.3 million followers on Instagram, 66.4 thousand on Twitter and over 300 thousand followers on Facebook. Her followership might not be unrelated to her “hot body” which she isn’t shy to flaunt on her pages.
4. Dreka Gates is a huge fan of Kim Kardashian. She mentioned in an interview that Kim has successfully sold her lifestyle and has built an empire for herself. She admires her tenacity.
5. Dreka is a fitness enthusiast. She hits the gym at every opportunity and also claims to keep fit by pole dancing.