IN 2013, one of the most lethal snipers in United States military history, Chris Kyle, was shot dead by an ex-Marine Corps soldier suffering from PTSD.
Kyle, the inspiration for the award-winning film American Sniper, was survived by his wife Taya, and the couple’s two children.
Who is Chris Kyle’s wife Taya Kyle?
Taya Ranae Studebacker was born in Portland, Oregon, and is the daughter of the mayor of Lake Oswego, Kent Studebaker.
After meeting in 2001, she married the infamous US Navy SEAL Chris Kyle, and had two children.
The 46-year-old was featured in her husband’s autobiography and its subsequent film directed by Clint Eastwood, American Sniper.
Taya, who was portrayed by Sienna Miller, often became involved in the making of the 2014 film with screenwriter Jason Hall.
She is now an American author, political commentator and military veteran’s family activist.
After her husband was killed by veteran Eddie Ray Routh on February 2, 2013, Kyle began giving speeches regarding her his U.S. Navy military service and issues faced by veterans across the country.
She became an advocate for widowed women and families who have lost serving family members and spearheaded the Chris Kyle Law.
The legislation in the state of Texas hopes to “expand the effort to help ease employment challenges for active duty military members and their spouses”.
Kyle founded the Chris Kyle Frog Foundation in 2014, to provide meaningful experiences for veterans and their famolies.
She published her own autobiography on May 5, 2015, titled American Wife: A Memoir Of Love, Service, Faith, And Renewal.
It explains how she dealt with life as a military wife and how she dealt with her husband Chris’ untimely death.
Kyle often appears on TV for a range of jobs, such as judging Miss America pageants in earlier years.
She is currently a contributor for Fox News and lives in Texas.
How many children do Chris Kyle and Taya Kyle have?
Taya and Chris had two children during their marriage, a son named Colton and a daughter named McKenna, who are a year-and-a-half apart in age.
The eldest child Colton was nicknamed “Bubba” by his father Chris, while McKenna was affectionately dubbed “Angel”.
Adorable pictures with their father show them dipping their feet in Texas soil to make a mould when they were babies.
Little is know about the two children.
Who is Taya Kyle dating now?
Taya Kyle is not believed to be currently dating anyone else and has not publicly dated since her late husband’s death.
In 2015, she told People she fears new romance as she sees it as a betrayal to Chris.
She said: “My heart just wasn’t ready. I felt like it would be a betrayal. I was stubborn and hard-headed about it.
“I thought, ‘No. It’s Chris and me for the long haul. I don’t care. This is what I’m doing’.”
The mother-of-two focuses on juggling her busy career and raising her two children.
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