Ky Kelley is one of the most popular drag racers and also a TV personality. He also gained media attention after appearing on the reality TV show ‘Street Outlaws: New Orleans’. In addition, Kelley set a new record for winning a race against 14-time world champion racer Mike Murillo.
In addition to his professional life, Kye was in a marital relationship with his ex-wife Alisa Mote for many years. However, their love life did not go smoothly and they eventually broke up. What is Kye Kelley’s current relationship status? New wife or still single?
Find out all about Kye’s life, be it professional or personal, right here in this article. Let’s start!
What is Kye Kelley’s age? His parents and siblings
Kye Kelley was born on May 18, 1985 in Magnolia, Mississippi, USA to Kyle Kelley I (father) and Tammy Kelley (mother). As of 2022, the drag racer is 37 years old. Kye shares a younger sister named Lacey Howell. His sister completed her studies at Southwest Mississippi Community College in 2017, and at that time Lacey was already married to Jay Howell.
On April 27, 2017, while congratulating his sister on completing it college, Kelley also left a short message for his family. The caption reads,
I want to congratulate my little sister on completing college as she is a full time mom and taking care of me and her husband Jay I always said no one would ever be good enough for her but she found an old boy I like haha. I’ve seen times when the baby wouldn’t sleep and she stayed up all night and went to school anyway!!
According to sources, the drag racer spent most of his childhood alone with his sister and mother, while his father was not by their side in his early days. He was addicted to alcohol/drugs. Despite being away from their paternal love, Kye once said that his mother propelled them towards success.
Moreover, Kye belongs to white ethnicity and holds US citizenship.
Kye Kelley attended South Pike Senior High School in Magnolia, Mississippi. He completed high school with an average of 3.83 on partial scholarship for his university studies.
After that, however, he never continued his studies because he was unable to pay his tuition fees.
Kye Kelley started his car racing career when he was just 15
As mentioned above, he left pursuing his education after high school. And Kye Kelley then started working to earn some money for his family. By the age of 13, he was holding a few jobs, including milking cows for Wayne Jacobsen and packing groceries. His main motive was to save money and become a racing driver.
When he turned 15, he bought his first car from Boyd with the money he had saved. But he couldn’t become one without a permit. He started doing chores again. At the time, Kelley joined an oil refinery company.
Within 13 years he became superintendent and one of the youngest bosses in the company’s history. However, his dream was not yet fulfilled. Although he had several race cars, including a shocker, Kye was still a superintendent, not a car racer.
His journey as a racing driver began with street racing
While Kye Kelley was still working at oil refineries, he also started street racing among his local friends. Before becoming a race car driver, he briefly tried out dirt bike racing and then became a race car driver. Later on, Kye also did a lot of grudge racing. They used to bet money and compete against each other. Kye once said, “It was just fun to do.”
After years of dedication, we can see where Kye stands and what he has achieved in the racing world. To describe briefly, he is now a cast member of Discovery Channel’s Street Outlaws New Orleans, No Prep Kings, America’s List and others.
In addition, he has also created a YouTube channel Kye Kelley Racing with over 80,000 subscribers. He mainly uploads videos related to racing cars and content related to hunting and the outdoors there.
Kye Kelley’s marriage to his wife Alisa Mote didn’t last long
Kye Kelley’s ex-wife Alisa Mote is a nurse he first met in the late 2000s. They later started dating and were in a relationship for several years. According to sources, Kye and his then-wife Alisa got engaged in March 2014.
The following year, in 2015, Kye and Alisa officially exchanged their vows. Likewise, their wedding was held in a private place and attended by their family and close ones.
The former couple had a marital relationship for a few years. However, in 2017, Kye and his then-wife Alisa announced that they had split. However, none of the parties have yet shared the reason behind their divorce.
Apparently, the car racer was rumored to be dating fellow racer Lizzy Musi.
The drag racer has shared a daughter Kenadigh Alexa Kelley with his ex-wife Alisa. They welcomed their daughter in March 2016. And on March 24, 2016, Kye came up with a Facebook post with the caption:
Well here she is!!!!!! 7lbs even and 19-3/4″ Kenadigh Alexa Kelley.
After their divorce, the exes are now co-parenting their daughter. Occasionally, Kye even shows his daughter on his Instagram. So it is safe to say that their divorce has not affected their daughter’s life.
Kelley started dating the Drag Racer Lizzy Musi: Is She His New Wife?
Shortly after divorcing his wife Alisa, Kye started dating Lizzy Musi, who is also a drag racer. The couple met at a racing event, where Kye was a contestant and a close friend of Lizzy’s father, Pat Musi. Her father was also the one who introduced her.
Since they shared the same love of car racing, it wasn’t long enough for them to become friends and then boyfriend and girlfriend.
After dating for over a year, Kye made a plan to propose to his girlfriend Lizzy, but only if he wins a no-prep kings event. Although the racer couldn’t pull off the win, Kelley won his girl’s heart and proposed to his longtime girlfriend Lizzy. And Key foam said, “I win right?”
He was blown away by his girlfriend and expressed his happiness even after losing the event.
“Tonight wasn’t my big win and she said yes, so in my eyes I’m number one”
Watch the video below.
But the two have yet to get married. We hope that sooner or later they will publicly announce their wedding plans.
His net worth
As a multi-win racer, Kye has made a lot of money. He also works for the discovery hit show “Street Outlaws” which also boosts his fortune. Kelley is estimated to have a net worth of $1 million as of 2022.
- 1 What is Kye Kelley’s age? His parents and siblings
- 2 Kye Kelley started his car racing career when he was just 15
- 3 Kye Kelley’s marriage to his wife Alisa Mote didn’t last long
- 4 Kelley started dating the Drag Racer Lizzy Musi: Is She His New Wife?
- 5 His net worth