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Kelis Biography: Age, Parents, Siblings, Husband, Children And Net Worth

Kelis Biography—

Kelis in full, Kelis Rogers is an American singer-songwriter and chef. As an artist, Kelis has worked with producers like and Pharrell Williams to produce popular tracks like “Milkshake” and “Bossy.”

During her singing career she sold over six million albums worldwide and was nominated for two Grammy Awards. Kelis left her parents’ home at the age of sixteen, and four years later she landed a deal with Virgin Records.

In the mid-1998, she had already started to record her debut album “Kaleidoscope,” which was completed and released within a year. The album spawned few sizable hits, like “Caught out There,” which enjoyed enormous popularity across Europe.

In 2001, She released her second album, “Wanderland,” exclusively in Europe, Asia and Latin America. It was her third release “Tasty” (2003) via Arista that brought Kelis mainstream success. Subsequently, several more albums were released, notably, “Kelis Was Here” (2006) and “Flesh Tone” (2010).


Kelis Age

Rogers is 45 years old as of 2023. She was born on August 21, 1979 in New York City, USA. Rogers was born and raised in the Frederick Douglass Houses in the Harlem neighborhood of Manhattan.

Kelis Parents

Her parents are Eveliss Rogers and Kenneth Rogers. Her first name is a portmanteau of her father’s name, Kenneth and her mother’s name, Eveliss.

Her father Kenneth was an African-American jazz musician and Pentecostal minister and was formerly a professor at Wesleyan University.

Her mother Eveliss is a Chinese-Puerto Rican fashion designer who inspired Rogers to pursue her singing career.

Kelis Siblings

She has three sisters. She is the third-born of the four girls. Her sisters’ names are not publicly known, but they are all doctors according to Kelis.

Kelis Husband


Kelis was married to two men in her life. Her first husband was Nas, a famous rapper and actor. They got married in 2005 and divorced in 2010.

Her second husband was Mike Mora, a photographer and real estate agent. They got married in 2014. Sadly, Mike Mora passed away in 2023 after a battle with stomach cancer.

A rep for Kelis confirmed Mora’s death in a statement:

“After a tough two year battle with cancer, we are devastated to have to confirm the loss of our beloved brother Mike. An amazing Father, husband, and friend who gave so genuinely and cared so deeply for his family and friends,” the statement reads. “Through this difficult period, we ask that you respect the privacy of Kelis and her Family at this time.”

Mora’s death comes months after he first shared his diagnosis on social media. In a September 2021 post, the photographer told his Instagram followers he thought he had a stomach ulcer, before being diagnosed with cancer in 2020.

Kelis Children

Kelis kids
Kelis and her first son Knight in 2010. Source: Getty Images

She has three children in total. Her first son, whom she bore with her ex-husband Nas, is Knight Jones. He was born in July 2009.

Her second son, whom she had with her late husband Mike Mora, is Shepherd Mora. He was born in December 2015.

Her third child, and only daughter, is Galilee Mora. She was born in September 2020. Kelis loves her children and lives with them on a farm in Colombia.

Kelis Net worth

According to Celebrity Net Worth, Kelis has a net worth of $4 million in 2024.

She has earned this amount from her successful career as a singer and songwriter, as well as from her marriage to rapper Nas and her entrepreneurial ventures.

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