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Untold truth about Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson’s wife

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Who is Kelsey Henson?

Kelsey Henson was born on March 5, 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 known for running her official Instagram account, on which she has amassed nearly 450,000 followers. Kelsey is also known as the wife of the famous Icelandic strongman and actor Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson.

How rich is she right now? Kelsey Henson net worth

As of early 2020, Kelsey Henson’s net worth is estimated to be over $850,000; earned from her internet-based career as a fitness model and influencer. In addition, she is believed to be sharing the wealth of her famous husband, Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson, said to be 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 occupations have not yet been revealed to the public. 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

Following her matriculation exam, Kelsey enrolled at the University of Alberta, where she received her degree in occupational health and safety in 2014. She also holds professional designations as a Health & Safety Administrator (HSA) and National Construction Safety Officer (NCSO), both from the Alberta Construction Safety Association.

Professional career

Kelsey Henson began 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 in university. After graduating, she continued her construction career as a junior safety consultant and project manager for Voice Construction OPCO ULC in May 2014. In April 2015, Kelsey joined Guthrie Mechanical Services Ltd. months later, she landed a job as a field sales rep at Tervita Corporation, where she worked until December 2017.

Kelsey Henson

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

Appearance and vital statistics

Kelsey Henson has long dyed blonde hair and blue eyes. She stands at a height of 5 ft 2 inches (1.57 m) while her weight is around 117 lbs (53 kg). 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 big fan of tattoos and has several on her body such as a “Star Wars” Princess Leia tattoo on her left bicep, a girl’s face tattoo on her right hand, and a rose tattoo on her left hip.

Married to Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson

Kelsey Henson and Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson met in September 2017 at a restaurant where she worked 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 picture. From that moment on they became inseparable. Despite the big difference in size between them, they are a perfect match – he is 19 centimeters taller and 147 kilograms heavier than her.

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

Who is her husband? Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson Short Wiki/Bio

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

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

Basketball career

In high school, Hafþór began to pursue his career as a basketball player. In 2004 he joined the Breiðablik team participating in Division I. He stayed there for one year in the position of a center and then moved to FSu (Körfuknattleiksfélag Selfoss) in 2005, 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 retired from his basketball career after suffering an ankle injury.

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

Strongman career

After his retirement from basketball, Hafþór started his career as a bodybuilder and strongman. He rose to prominence in 2010 when he became the winner of the Strongest Man in Iceland event. In the same year he also won five events at the OK Badur Strongman Championships and Iceland’s Strongest Viking. It led to his second place finish at the annual Strongman competition Jón Páll Sigmarsson Classic in November 2010, and was followed by his wins at the Strongest Man in Iceland and the Strongest Man of Iceland competitions, 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 in the The strongest man in the world events, which he won in 2018, went on to win three Arnold Strongman Classic competitions in 2018, 2019 and 2020.

Worldwide recognition as The Mountain

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

He then made his screen debut playing the role of Mongkut in the 2018 martial arts movie “Kickboxer: Retaliation” written and directed by Dimitri Logothetis. It was followed by his portrayal of Big John of 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 companies

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. He is also co-founder of the brand Icelandic mountain vodka.

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