In relationship
16 years
4 months

Dating history

Type Start End Length
Married October 2015 - 5 years 7 months
Dating 2005 October 2015 10 years 9 months
Real name
Kevin Jerome Gilyard
Shadreka Centuri Haynes
Date of birth
February 5, 1986
August 31, 1986
34 years old
33 years old
Model, producer
1 Girlfriends
1 Boyfriends

A Louisiana love story

A famous rap artist, Kevin Gates and Dreka were school sweethearts. Their love story began from there and they have been inseparable for over 15 years now. So, let’s have a closer look at this beautiful relationship.

Being together no matter what

Like any other family, these two love birds had their ups and downs but despite everything, they always remain supportive of each other. Dreka has always been by her husband’s side, no matter if he was accused of infidelity, had troubles with the law or was incarcerated. In all the interviews she gives, she states that Kevin is her best friend and doesn’t want to change him in any way. The rapper himself is very thankful for that, dedicating songs to his loving wife.

Who is Dreka Gates?

Apart from being a spouse of a celebrity and raising two children, she is known as a successful businesswoman, who deals with skincare and clothing lines. In addition to that she owns rental houses that also bring good income. Finally, she works on TV in different projects. She is kind of a person who likes not only receiving but also giving. That’s why she often donates money to charity organizations and foundations.

Wedding and children

The couple got officially married in October of 2015. However, they parented their firstborn a few years before that. In 2012 Dreka gave birth to a daughter Islah and in 2014 their son Khaza drew his first breath. According to iHeartRadio, the spouses are expecting a third child. They announced it in December 2019 in their social media accounts.

Alicia Cooper


Alicia Cooper

Dating History Writer

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