Remember Keith Manley from Married at First Sight season 9? Well, after his split from Iris Caldwell, he’s now tangled up with the American R&B singer Ari Lennox.
So, what’s going on? What have we missed since the last time we saw him? This Keith Manley Bio explores his life.
Meet Keith Manley, Ari Lennox Rumored Boyfriend
It was June 2022 when Keith Manley first appeared with Ari Lennox at a wedding in San Diego. Sharing their IG pics from the day — one of which included the duo hands bound in a loving grasp — Ari sparked then the rumors that she’d found a new boo.
The news about the two came almost 7 months after Ari admitted that she was “unlucky” in love on an ep of If Not For My Girls. “I’m just bored,” Ari Lennox explained at the time. “I’m bored! Or I’ll find someone incredibly interesting and then like, the s*x is terrible. And I’m sorry, but that’s important. Or you’re scared of my dog! Like, grow up! He’s the sweetest thing,” she added.
Prior to this, the soul singer from Washington D.C was rumored to have romantic relationships with rappers J.Cole and Moneybagg. Also, before rising to face she once had a longtime boyfriend.
MAFS: Keith Manley And Iris Caldwell’s Relationship
Keith Manley was paired with Iris Caldwell on season 9 of Married at First Sight. Given their similarities in terms of their backgrounds and religious beliefs, the two initially seemed like a good match for each other.
However, Iris was immature and had a lack of experience in love that extended beyond the bedroom. This wore Keith down and ultimately even though Iris wanted to stay together on Decision Day, Keith Manley decided to walk away.
The temporary husband-wife then went on to get an official divorce in late 2020.
Later, it was also revealed that Iris didn’t give her virginity to Keith during their marriage. According to Iris, Keith didn’t open and close enough to build up the intimacy she wanted. As for Keith, he felt like it wasn’t his job to take her virginity. Moreover, given Iris’ immaturity, Keith just got tired of it all towards the end.
For those who missed Iris on MAFS, she was a non-profit program coordinator who chose to remain a virgin until marriage. Religion played a big role in her life, and she wanted a husband who believed in traditional gender roles.
Keith Manley Age
Keith was born in 1991. That made him 31 years of age in 2022.
He is just 2 months younger than Ari Lennox, and 7 months older than Iris Caldwell.
Keith Manley Family
Keith comes from a family of at least six.
He was born to his parents, Keith Manley Sr and Mary Graham Manley who have been married since September 16, 1989. They are his inspiration and his love icons. “Blessed beyond measure to watch these two grow. Don’t know how I got so lucky but one thing’s for sure, I won’t take it for granted,” Keith dedicated an IG post to them.
Talking a little more about her mother, Mary worked as “Director of Growth & Provider Relations” at AuthoraCare Collective in 2022. Prior to that, she was an account executive at Well Care Home Health, an area manager at CareSouth Health System, Inc., and a community educator at Community Home Care & Hospice.
On Mary’s birthday in 2021 (i.e. on July 3), Keith took it to his IG to write, “The epitome of class & grace. Claire Huxtable could never. Only getting better with time. Happy birthday, ma.”
As for Keith’s siblings, he has a brother named Donald Manley, and two sisters named Daphne Manley and Jasmine Alston.
His brother, Donald worked as an “OLine Specialist” at Supreme Sports Performance and turned 29 on Jan 23, 2022. While Jasmine was pursuing a career as a graphic designer. She is a North Carolina Central University and Bethune-Cookman University graduate.
Is Keith Manley On Instagram?
Yes, find him on Instagram @keithisjust.
Keith Manley Height
Keith Manley stands tall at a height of 6 feet 6 inches (198 cm).
Mentioning his distinct features, Keith has tattoos over his arms inscribed “Family First,” and on his chest inscribed “CBM.”
Did you know: Keith started his weight loss journey in mid-2021 working under Coach Rob from Just Push.
Keith Manley Job
Keith Manley is a basketball fanatic. He worked as a mentor/coach at LifeHoops as of 2022. Prior to that, he took on a job as a customer service representative at SnapAV for over 2 years.
Also, during his time studying bachelor’s at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro (2014 – 2016), he also worked as a brand ambassador for Gap Inc./ Banana Republic.
From August 2013 to Oct 2014, he also worked as an assistant men’s basketball coach at Barton College.
Our star, Keith is also the founder of Gem Class and the author of the Self-Help book “Life is Just…”
How Much Is Keith Manley Net Worth?
Keith Manley flaunted a net worth of above $400 thousand in 2022.
Where Is Keith Manley From?
Keith hails from Greensboro, North Carolina. In 2015, he then moved to Greensboro, North Carolina. But soon after, he moved back to his hometown again.
When Is Keith Manley Birthday?
Keith receives his birthday wishes on May 14, making him of the Taurus zodiac.