Who are Kelly Gale's parents? All about the Swedish-Australian model

Jane Corscadden January 19, 2021
Who are Kelly Gale's parents? All about the Swedish-Australian model

Who are model Kelly Gale’s parents, how did her career get started, and how did she meet her fiancé? Here’s everything you need to know about the 25 year old model.

Kelly Gale is currently enjoying increased media attention after announcing her engagement to longtime boyfriend, Swedish actor Joel Kinnaman.

Meet Kelly Gale

Kelly Gale is a Swedish-Australian model currently living in Los Angeles. However, for the past month, she has been staying in Hawaii, enjoying the winter sun.

Her modelling career got a whirlwind start. When she was 13, Gale was discovered by a model agent outside a coffee shop in Gothenburg, Sweden.

Gale’s first big fashion show was Chanel in 2012. However, she’s undoubtedly best known for her work for Victoria’s Secret.

She was chosen to walk the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show for the first time in 2013, and the rest was history. Since then, Gale has walked the show four more times – in 2014, 2016, 2017, and 2018.

She has also modelled for Playboy Magazine and featured in the music video for Duele El Corazon by Enrique Iglesias.

Who are Kelly Gale’s parents?

Gale is of Indian and Australian heritage; however she was born in Gothenburg, Sweden. Growing up, she lived in Ghana for four years and Australia for a year.

Kelly’s mum, Gita, is a dentist and former pilot who was born in Pune, India. She was then adopted by a Swedish family when she was five years old.

Kelly Gale’s dad, Jeff, is from Tatura in Victoria, Australia. He is a photographer and former footballer.

She has two brothers, one who’s 16 years old and another who’s 23. They both still live in Sweden, and Gale has mentioned her younger brother did a lot of modelling as a child.

Gale’s parents were reluctant to let her model when she was spotted at the age of 13. Her dad, as a photographer, had worked in the business and wanted to keep her away from it.

However, she wouldn’t give up, and started modelling a year after first being discovered.

Gale gets engaged to boyfriend, Joel Kinnaman

Today, 19 January, Kelly Gale announced her engagement to actor Joel Kinnaman, who she has been dating since 2019.

Their engagement was announced to the public through an Instagram post, showing Kinnaman proposing to Gale on a mountain.

Kinnaman is known for his roles in Altered Carbon, House Of Cards, and Suicide Squad.

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Jane is a freelance journalist from Belfast, Northern Ireland specialising in news, culture and politics. She studied Politics at Queen’s University Belfast before completing a Journalism MA at the University of Ulster. Always trawling social media and keeping up to date with the latest trends and crazes, her main interest lies in digital culture and internet trends.