Keisha Chambers is the wife of Justin Willman Chambers, a former model and actor. Keisha and Justin have been married for over three decades and have managed to maintain a long-lasting marriage. Keisha’s husband, Justin Chambers, is widely known for his role as Dr. Alex Karev in the ABC hit drama series Grey’s Anatomy.
Keisha was born on 27 August 1970 in the United States of America. Driven by her passion for fashion and modeling, Keisha dived into the entertainment scene of the 1990s. She mainly worked behind the scenes, scouting and recruiting models and also modeling them to become top models. Currently, she is 53 years old and a mother of five.
How Old Is Keisha Chambers and Where Did She Grow Up?
Keisha Chambers is 53 years old as she was born Keisha León on 27 August 1970 in the United States of America. She is of mixed ethnicity, having African, Hispanic, and Caucasian ancestry. Her parents, Richard Leon and Cynthia Maria León (née DuFauchard), were married in 1968, two years before she was born. In addition, she had two other sisters, Grace León Harris and Tara León Graham.
The family of five lived a fairly modest life. While her father, Richard León, was a war veteran who served in the US Military during the Vietnam War, her mom Cynthia worked in the healthcare industry for many years. Keisha spent her early childhood and teenage years in New York, where her mom worked alongside her parents and two sisters.
Keisha and Justin Chambers’ Relationship Started as a Work Relationship
By 1992, Keisha León was living her dream of working behind the scenes in a modeling agency. At the same time, Justin Chambers was an upcoming model scheduled for a shot with the famous fashion brand Calvin Klein. As fate would have it, their path crossed during this period, and a business relationship bloomed between modeling agent and model. Things progressed quite fast, and soon the business associates became friends and eventually lovers.
Keisha Has Been Justin Chambers’ Wife for More Than Three Decades
The lovebirds decided to make it legal I993 and thus got married in a closed-door ceremony. At the time, Justin was still a model who was also featured in some acting gigs. However, he was not yet famous. Despite their small beginnings, the couple have been together, through thick and thin, for more than three decades. The union has survived Justin’s subsequent fame, his busy lifestyle, and the family’s eventual move from New York to Los Angeles due to his career.
However, this is not to say that their marriage was smooth sailing. When asked how he maintained a strong relationship with his wife, Justin replied
“We’ve been together for so long that I don’t know any other way to be. I can remember lying in bed with her years ago and having conversations about our grandparents — and now our grandparents are gone. We’ve gone through that together, and now our parents are getting older and we’re going through that together.”
According to Justin, they had their ups and downs like any other married couple, but their love for each other and years of building together have solidified their relationship. Moreover, their non-celebrity lifestyle has kept them away from any scandal and such crises that tend to plague most celebrity marriages. They are just a regular couple, growing old together.
Keisha Has Five Children With Justin Chambers
Keisha and Justin Chambers had their first child a year after they tied the knot. Their first child Isabella Chambers was born on 16 December 1994. She was followed three years later by twins Kaila Chambers and Maya Chambers, who were born on 4 June 1997.
The couple’s fourth child was another daughter, Eva Chambers, who was born on 31 March 1999. Eva is now a bass guitarist and plays with Tchotchke, a band she formed with her friends. The couple’s only son and last child is Jackson Chambers. He was born on 2 January 2002.
Keisha Chambers’ Dream Was To Become a Model
Details of Keisha’s educational background are not available as she keeps her private life details close to her chest. However, we do know that Keisha loved fashion and modeling and hoped to make a mark in the industry as a model. Coupled with the fact that she grew up in “The Big Apple,” which was the center for everything fashion and modeling in the United States in the 90s.
Unfortunately, her young dream of working the runway didn’t materialize as she was disadvantaged due to her dark skin. As of then, black models were still to become part of mainstream models in the fashion world. Not to be discouraged, she opted for a more laid-back but equally important role; becoming. scout for modeling agencies.
With her love and passion for modeling and a keen eye for talent, Keisha was able to keep the fire for modeling burning, and she achieved mild success in her chosen career. Most importantly, fate had destined that she would meet her lifetime partner in her field of work.
Keisha Chambers is a Homemaker
After her marriage to husband Justin Chambers, Keisha decided to wrap up her life as a talent and booking agent. She chose to become a homemaker, focusing on her five kids while supporting Justin in his rise to fame. Well, it seems like her sacrifices paid off eventually, as not only is she blessed with a stable marriage devoid of scandals, but she also has a happy home.