Marina Belle is the wild child, but nestled on her dad's shoulder — as he coos to the 4-month-old — she settles.Then, drawing back, she lets out the tiniest sneeze."Oh, bless you!The couple's unconventional romance began in March 2011, when George, who appeared on a number of episodes of Real Housewives before his daughter Aviva was fired from the reality series last year, walked into Dana's Miami salon for a pedicure.Thanks to his healthy tan, the manicurist admits that she thought the infamous playboy - who became renowned among Real Housewives viewers and castmembers alike for his 'sickening', 'inappropriate' and 'disgusting' behavior towards women - was as young as 60 years old.Kevin rarely makes a song without mentioning Dreka, now his lawfully wedded wife but whom prior had been his girlfriend for 13 years and the mother of his two beautiful children, Islah and Khaza.As Kevin Gates became an Instagram sensation for his compilation of short videos that exude his raw personality and fully expressed emotions on various topics, Dreka received enough cameos to build her own fan base.
The couple worked to support a bill covering in vitro fertilization for veterans with service-connected infertility.
Upon the release of Kevin Gates’ debut Islah, the album entered the Billboard 200 at No. 1 on Billboard’s Top Rap Albums chart, with his wife playing a major role in its success.
We caught up with Dreka to chat about what factors assisted in the success of such a long lasting relationship, her unique birthing experiences, and who she is outside of being a wife and a mother.
But despite his less-than-chivalrous behavior during his appearance on Real Housewives, it didn't take much for George to win Dana over - and the couple's relationship quickly began to go from strength to strength, despite the then-23-year-old not even knowing his real age.
And while George's daughter Aviva, who was often forced to defend her father's shocking behaviour to her castmates, did not choose to attend the couple's wedding, Dana insists that the 44-year-old gave them 'full blessing' before they walked down the aisle.‘To this day, people point and snigger if they see us holding hands or kissing,' Dana admits.