Who Is Dreka Gates? Facts About Kevin Gates’ Wife

By Anuja Uprety | Published on: February 11, 2024 | Updated on: February 11, 2024
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Dreka Gates is an American social media influencer, model, actress, and entrepreneur. However, Gates is mainly recognized as the wife of an American rapper and singer Kevin Gates.

As a matter of fact, the couple dated for several years before their wedding in 2015. But, lately, speculations have been made that the two have separated.

So, what’s the truth? Has Dreka really parted from her famous hubby? Know everything about Dreka’s personal and professional life in the below piece of writing.

Key Takeaways

  • Dreka Gates is a social media star, entrepreneur, philanthropist, and businesswoman.
  • She is mostly known as the wife of American rapper Kevin Gates.
  • Dreka has speculated to have an extra-marital affair with her personal trainer which seems to be untrue at this moment.
  • Dreka has two children with her husband.
  • She is a huge tattoo lover.
  • Dreka currently lives with her husband and children in their huge mansion in California.

Who Is ? All You Need To Know About Kevin Gates’ Wife

Dreka is an Internet personality with 2.9 million followers on her Instagram as of 2024. The social media star has equally amassed 190k subscribers on her YouTube channel with her influencing everyday videos.

Further, she is an entrepreneur who runs a beauty line under the name DREKA where she sells skin care products online. Kevin Gates’ wife also runs the plant-based business line BE CBD which sells organic things directly come from her own farm.

Dreka creates product through organic farming
Dreka promoting her business line. Source: Instagram

In addition, Gates is also into the cannabis business. She has a farm in Mississippi and Michigan and with the help of 30 staff, she is in the process of increasing her farming business. Moreover, Dreka is a philanthropist as well.

Dreka Is Also Into Showbiz Industry

Besides being a businesswoman and influencer, Kevin’s wife Dreka also worked as an actress and a model in the music video. As per IMDb, she has three acting credits to her name. Let’s have a look at her projects.

  • Kevin Gates: Dreka (2020)
  • Kevin Gates & Dermot Kennedy: Power (2020)
  • Kevin Gates: Breakfast (2023)

Further, she worked as a producer for the TV show Kevin Gates Helpline (2020).

‘ Age And Early Life

She was born Shadreka Centuri Haynes on August 31, 1986, in the town of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, the United States. As of 2024, she is 37 years of age.

She grew up close to her mom Sharon Haynes in her hometown. The information on her father is not available but it’s known that she has a younger brother David Haynes. As for education, she reportedly studied  Fashion Merchandising at Louisiana State University.

When Did The Gates Couple First Meet?

Dreka and her then-boyfriend Kevin first came across in the early 2000s. There are some reports the two are high school lovers. And only after dating for over a decade, they decided to hit the wedding bells.

Married Kevin Gates In 2015; Their Relationship Detail

The Gates couple tied the knot on October 17, 2015, in Baton Rouge Louisiana attended by close friends and family members. Though many online portals have reported that the duo is in an open relationship, they seem to have a strong bond as a couple. In fact, Dreka as a doting wife has always been the great force for her hubby’s flourishing musical career

Dreka got married in 2015
Dreka with her husband Kevin at their wedding

But lately, there has been a rumor that the two have separated. So, what’s the case?

How Dreka’s Separation Rumor With Her Husband Kevin Started?

In March 2022, the rumors of their separation widely spread on the online portals after Kevin’s ambiguous post surfaced in the media. The cryptic post read,

At times, we miss our X’s but it’s in the past for a reason – do you not recall the smell, the arguments, the energy being drained, not reaching your goals, the money you could have made, the money you f**ked up, the time you should’ve invested in yourself – f**k em. #CarryOn.”

Later, when the rapper was spotted cozy to Miami star Jojo Zarur, the speculations escalated.

Again in June 2022, Kevin released his single Super General in which lyrics went like this, “Took the blame in interviews and made it look like I was trippin’/ Made the ‘Dreka’ song, lied to the world while trying to protect her image“, seemed to confirm their split.

Are Dreka And Her Husband Kevin Still Together?

Well, it doesn’t seem like Dreka and her husband have separated. Just in Feb 2023, the couple worked together for Kevin’s new single Breakfast. Dreka shared the cover of the songs where she appeared together with her spouse on her Instagram and captioned it,

I’m in FULL support of and encouraging ALL things yummy in celebration of LOVE…not just today/tonight but 365/24/7!!

In the caption, she also dropped a red heart and tagged it to her partner.

Dreka seems to be still together with her hubby
Dreka and her spouse Kevin. Source: Instagram

Again on June 29, she posted a beautiful picture of her together with Kevin writing “Fashionably late“, confirming that the two are still together.

Gates Is A Great Supporter Of Her Husband Kevin’s Professional Career

As of now, her hubby Kevin has accomplished a lot in the American music industry. From a starting point, his wife Dreka was the one who stood strong by his side to fulfill his dream of becoming a musician.

Regarding this, she once said that when she first met her then-boyfriend, he used to write a song and record it in his grandmom’s room.

One day when Kevin opened up with Dreka that he wanted to pursue his career in music, she did everything she could do at the time. She told,

I basically went out and read every book I could find. I went and talked to any and everyone that I could. Then again, people in the industry shut you out. So you really end up making your own path which is what we did

After that, Dreka and Kevin co-founded a record label company, Bread Winner’s Association from which the singer started producing his music. When his music career began taking a form, Dreka worked as his booking manager as well.

Is Dreka Kevin’s Cousin Whom He Dated?

No, Dreka is not Kevin’s cousin whom he has been married to. But the fact is that the rapper was once in a relationship with his cousin. During the promotion of his new album Khaza, Kevin in an exclusive talk with Yung Miami revealed that he once dated his cousin but didn’t mention her name.

In an interview, he said that he never knew the lady as his cousin but after his grandma confronted her, it was found out that the girl he had been seeing for a while turned out to be his distant cousin. But still, he did maintain his relationship with her.

Is A Mother Of Two

Together with her hubby Kevin, Dreka welcomed a daughter named Islah Koren Gates on November 30, 2012.

Dreka is a mother of two
Dreka with her spouse and children. Source: Instagram

Further, she is also the mother of her son Khaza Kamil Gates. Her son arrived in the world on May 10, 2014, and is currently 10 years old. Both her children who are now homeschooled were born before their wedding.

Gates’s Breast Implant Surgery Affected Her Health In A Negative Way

In February 2017, Dreka lost 15 pounds weight overall making the loss of the volume of her breast. So, to get that volume back, she underwent breast implant surgery. At the time, she loved the result of the implant because she could go braless and it was so comfortable.

But with time, it started showing negative results in her body. Regarding this, she wrote on her Insta saying,

I found out that all of a sudden I had high estrogen levels, I cut my hair off twice because it was thinning out a lot, and my skin was just having breakout after breakout

In 2020, she decided to remove the implants so she could live a healthy life. On Feb 30, 2020, she shared a video of her explant surgery on her socials and thanked the plastic surgeon who goes by the name @justinyovinomd on Instagram. Now, she is completely following a plant-based lifestyle avoiding all the chemicals things that could harm her body.

Her Social Media Handles

As earlier mentioned, she is a popular Instagrammer and Youtuber. Further, Dreka is on Facebook with 1.2 million followers. She also has a Twitter account which has 98.6k followers in total.

What Is Dreka’s Net Worth?

As per sources, Gates has a net worth of $1.5 million in 2023. She must have amassed this amount from her multiple professions. Meanwhile, her famous husband Kevin owns an estimated fortune of $1 million.