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McKenna Maduli and Her Boyfriend: A Decade Strong in Love

Dinesh Shrestha

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The popular entertainment reporter McKenna Maduli and her beau, Kimo Kennedy, have been together for over a decade. But fans are curious if she has made him her husband.

Over the period, the couple has maintained a healthy relationship. They celebrated their 11 years of togetherness in 2023. Their love for one another has grown immensely.

McKenna Met Her Lover at a Concert

McKenna Maduli posted a short video in 2015 on her Instagram in which Kimo said they first met at a concert.

Then in 2019, she shared a one-minute video and said that she got a random text one day in 2012 from her husband that said, “Maybe you let me love you forever one day, dummy.”

“Seven years later I’m like happy 7 Keemz I was gonna make you a video but my phone died and now I have more time to go clean out the garage with all my thrifting finds that drive you crazy,” the reporter added.

McKenna Maduli’s lover, Kimo Kennedy, and their son [Photo: Instagram]

The couple celebrated their seven years of togetherness that day. One user wrote in the comment section, “Happy anniversary, guys, love you both.”

Their relationship has been going on for over a decade and still has the same spark. The couple is blessed with two beautiful children – one son and a daughter.

McKenna has not addressed Kimo as her husband in any of her posts, and they don’t appear to wear rings. So, they might be waiting for the right time.

However, since 2019, the duo has not shared any pictures with one another. Also, the couple has unfollowed one another from their social media. So, could it be the pair have called it quits?

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McKenna Maduli’s Life Prior To Limelight

After years of hard work, McKenna registered her name as a successful reporter. She lived in California for the majority of her adult life.

The reporter attended Foothill College for three years in San Francisco. Then she moved out from there and went to Los Angeles to pursue the Broadcast Entertainment program at UCLA Extension.

McKenna interned in hard and entertainment news at KABC with George Pinnachio. She began working as an entertainment reporter for popular media companies such as NBC’s Access Hollywood, MTV, and others.

She has interviewed many famous celebrities on red carpets of movie premiers, award shows, and events.

Then, she returned to Hawaii and joined as a Weekend Weather Anchor at KHON2. In addition, the reporter also worked as a morning news reporter on WakeUp2Day.

McKenna Maduli with her daughter. [Photo: Instagram]

No matter what, the reporter continued her passion for elevating content in her hometown. Her hard work paid off when she got a position in Local Content Development at Hawaii News Now (CBS & NBC).

With the mission of exploring new talent and weaving the stories of Hawaii’s finest, her dream show became the only one-hour Hawaiian variety show.

‘Talk Story with McKenna Maduli’ Formed

After arriving in Hawaii, McKenna’s show, ‘Talk Story with McKenna Maduli,’ was formed, which eventually became the number-one primetime show in the state within four weeks.

The show did well, and in its first season, it was selected for two Emmy nominations.

In fact, she also won her first Interview and Discussion Segment regional Emmy Award in 2020. Her show’s first season was successful, and she also launched season 2 in the same year.

The Hawaii entertainment reporter McKenna Maduli and her husband with her family [Photo; Instagram]

She is extremely grateful to be doing what she loves back home and desires to tell more of Hawaii’s stories.

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While running the successful show, McKenna enjoys being with her family, hand-making items with her home decor line “Hale Sweet Hale,” dancing the hula, and practicing Aloha ‘Aina (love of the land).