Who is Kellie Maloney? Celebrity MasterChef 2019 star's transgender journey and boxing career revealed

23 September 2019, 14:49

Celebrity MasterChef 2019: Kellie Maloney
Celebrity MasterChef 2019: Kellie Maloney. Picture: BBC

By Zoe Adams

Kellie Maloney is set to show off her culinary skills, but what was her journey before her transition? And is she married?

Kellie Maloney is part of the star-studded Celebrity MasterChef 2019 line up this year competing against fellow stars including Dillian Whyte, Joey Essex and Oti Mabuse.

The former boxing star is no stranger to reality TV having also taken part in Celebrity Big Brother in 2014.

Who is taking part in Celebrity MasterChef 2019? See the full line-up here

Here’s everything you need to know about Kellie, 66, including her net worth and life before her transformation.

Kellie Maloney (2nd right) with fellow Celebrity MasterChef 2019 contestants
Kellie Maloney (2nd right) with fellow Celebrity MasterChef 2019 contestants. Picture: BBC

Who is Kellie Maloney?

Kellie originally rose to fame as boxing promoter Frank Maloney, and managed fighting champions such as Lennox Lewis.

Born in London’s East End, Kellie revealed in 2014 about her gender reassignment. She also took a break from her boxing career before returning to her role three years later.

Kellie famously took part on Celebrity Big Brother in 2014 where she shared her full transition story with the public.

What is Kellie Maloney’s net worth?

It’s reported Kellie is worth around half a million pounds.

Frank Maloney in 2013
Frank Maloney in 2013. Picture: PA

Is Kellie Maloney married and does she have children?

Kellie has been married twice and has three daughters. The Celebrity MasterChef competitor had a daughter during her first marriage before she went on to marry Tracey.

The boxing star had two children, Libby and Sophie, with her second wife, with whom she was married to for over 15 years. Kellie has described all of her family as incredibly supportive of her transition journey.