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Untold truth of Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson’s wife – Kelsey Henson

Who is Kelsey Henson?

Kelsey Henson was born on 5 March 1990 under the sign of Pisces, in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. She is a 30-year-old fitness model, influencer, and social media star, probably best recognized for running her official Instagram account, on which she has amassed almost 450,000 followers. Kelsey is also known for being the wife of famous Icelandic strongman and actor Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson.

How rich is she, as of now? Kelsey Henson Net Worth

As of early 2020, Kelsey Henson’s net worth is estimated at over $850,000; earned from her Internet-based career as a fitness model and influencer. Moreover, it is assumed that she shares the wealth of her famous husband, Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson, reputedly over $2 million.

Early Life, Nationality, Ethnicity

Kelsey Henson spent her early years in her hometown of Edmonton, where she was raised by her parents; however, their names and professions haven’t been revealed to the public yet. Anyway, it is known that she has a sister, named Kathleen Henson, who works as a professional photographer. Kelsey is Canadian by nationality, and belongs to the White Caucasian ethnic group.

Educational Background

Upon matriculation, Kelsey enrolled into the University of Alberta, from which she obtained her degree in Occupational Health and Safety in 2014. She also holds such professional designations as Health & Safety Administrator (HSA), and National Construction Safety Officer (NCSO), both from the Alberta Construction Safety Association.

Professional Career

Kelsey Henson started her professional career when she landed a job as a financial services representative for the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce. She worked there from April 2010 to October 2012, when she enrolled into university. Following her graduation, she pursued her career in the construction field as a junior safety advisor and project administrator for Voice Construction OPCO ULC in May 2014. In April 2015, Kelsey then joined Guthrie Mechanical Services Ltd. to work as a building operator, but six months later, she landed a job as a field service administration official at Tervita Corporation, working there until December 2017.

Kelsey Henson

Besides that, Kelsey spent some time working as a waitress in a local restaurant – Earls Kitchen & Bar, located in Fort McMurray, Alberta – until she met her husband and left the job to follow in his footsteps in bodybuilding and fitness, and the couple now runs their own ‘Thor’s Power Gym’. Moreover, Kelsey expanded her influence across social media platforms, since she launched her official Instagram account under the username ‘kelc33’, on which she regularly shares their workouts.

Appearance and Vital Statistics

Kelsey Henson has long blonde dyed hair and blue eyes. She stands at a height of 5ft 2ins (1.57m), while her weight is around 117lbs (53kgs). Her body type is slim, with vital statistics of 35-24-36.

Her bra size is 34B, and shoe size 6 (US). She is a huge fan of tattoos, and has several on her body, such as a “Star Wars” Princess Leia tattoo on her left biceps, a girl’s face tattoo on her right hand, and a rose tattoo on her left hip.

Marriage to Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson

Kelsey Henson and Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson met each other in September 2017 at a restaurant where she was working as a waitress. She recognized him from the famous HBO series “Game Of Thrones”, in which he portrayed Ser Gregor ‘The Mountain’ Clegane, and asked him for a photo. From that moment on, they became inseparable. Despite the large difference in size between them, they are a perfect match – he is 19 inches taller and 147 kilograms heavier than her.

In December 2017, one of their Instagram fans posted a funny comment on their photo asking them how they kissed given the difference in size. Kelsey replied that Hafþór usually bends and she tiptoes or he just picks her up. After dating for two years, Kelsey and Hafþór eventually tied the knot at a wedding ceremony held on 24 August 2018 in Iceland. In April 2020, her husband announced that Kelsey is pregnant via photo on his official Instagram account. It will be her first child, but Hafþór’s second, since he has a daughter, named Theresa Lif, from his previous relationship with Thelma Björk Stiemann. He also dated Andrea Sif Jónsdóttir back in 2016.

Who is Her Husband? Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson Short Wiki/Bio

Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson was born on 26 November 1988 under the sign of Sagittarius in Reykjavík, Iceland.

He was raised on a family farm near the capital city by his parents, Björn and Ragnheiður. His father is 6ft 8ins (2.03m) tall, while his grandfather was 7ft (2.07m) tall. Hafþór stands at a height of 6ft 9ins (2.06m), while he weighs 452lbs (205kgs).

Basketball Career

While in high school, Hafþór started pursuing his career as a basketball player. In 2004, he joined the team Breiðablik which competed in Division I. He stayed there in the position of a center for a year, and then in 2005 moved to FSu (Körfuknattleiksfélag Selfoss) also Division I. In the following year, he was transferred to Premier League side KR, but returned to FSu in 2007. He led the team to promotion to the Premier League, but then quit his basketball career after he suffered an ankle injury.

He also appeared in 32 games for the Icelandic junior national basketball teams, and represented his country at the 2006 U18 European Championship.

Strongman Career

Following his retirement from basketball, Hafþór started his career as a bodybuilder and strongman. He came to prominence in 2010, when he became the winner of the Strongest Man in Iceland event. During the same year, he also won five events at the OK Badur Strongman Championships as well as Iceland’s Strongest Viking. It led him to finish in second place at the annual strongman competition Jón Páll Sigmarsson Classic in November 2010, and was followed by his victories at the Strongest Man in Iceland and Iceland’s Strongest Man contests, both in 2011.

Three years later, he won Europe’s Strongest Man event, and repeated that success in 2015, 2017, 2018 and 2019. Hafþór also competed at the World’s Strongest Man events, which he won in 2018, then won three Arnold Strongman Classic contests in 2018, 2019 and 2020.

Worldwide Recognition as The Mountain

Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson reached worldwide recognition when he joined the fourth season of the hit HBO series “Game Of Thrones”. He was chosen to portray Ser Gregor ‘The Mountain’ Clegane from 2014 to 2019, appearing in 17 episodes in total. Side by side, in 2017 he appeared in the music video for the single “Swish Swish” by Katy Perry featuring Nicki Minaj.

He then made his film debut in the role of Mongkut in the 2018 martial arts film “Kickboxer: Retaliation”, written and directed by Dimitri Logothetis. It was followed by his portrayal of Big John from the Icelandic Viking Squad in Fredrik Hiller’s 2018 action thriller “Operation Ragnarök”. Most recently, he played Frank in the 2019 action adventure thriller “Pharaoh’s War”.

Other Ventures

Hafþór serves as a brand ambassador for SodaStream, and has appeared in the company’s advertisements alongside his “Game Of Thrones” co-star, Hannah Waddingham. Besides that, he is the co-founder of the brand Icelandic Mountain Vodka.

David Leigh

Joined Biography Panda in May 2020. Formerly deputy celebrity editor for Elle magazine. Studied at The CUNY Graduate School of Journalism.

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