Dreka Gates

Dreka Gates, born on August 31, 1986, is an actress, entrepreneur, social media star, YouTuber, media face, and internet sensation. She has found great success both on social media and in the music, modeling, and acting industries. She’s also done a lot of charity work and even taken up farming as a part-time job/hobby. Despite being married to a famous rapper, the multi-talented star has found plenty of fame in her own right. She truly is a woman who has it all. We’ll help you celebrate her birthday today!

Fast Facts

Full Name:

Shadreka Canturi Haynes



Birth date:

August 31, 1986



Zodiac Sign:



5' 4"

Relationship Status:


Net Worth:

$1 million

Shadreka's Social Media:


Dreka Gates is a well-known figure on social media, particularly among fans of rap. The internet sensation was born on August 31, 1986, in the town of Baton Rouge in the state of Louisiana. She is very close with her mother, Sharon Haynes, but has not spoken publicly about her father’s identity or her relationship with him. She grew up with one sibling, a brother named David. She is of African-American descent. Gates attended a private primary school in her hometown. She decided to enroll herself in a high school in Los Angeles in California and consequently traveled across the country to complete her school education.

In 2002, she started dating singer and rapper, Kevin Gates. In 2010, she established a record production label called the Bread Winners’ Association in conjunction with Gates. The pair got married in 2015 and had a grand, luxurious wedding ceremony after 12 years of dating. She has had two children with Gates: a daughter named Islah Koren and a son named Khaza Kamil. After having had a bad medical malpractice experience in hospital years before the birth of her children, she decided to give birth at home with the assistance of a midwife.

Despite being a social media sensation, Gates was hesitant to join social media because of how critical fans and users can be. However, her husband’s public relations representative created social media accounts for her at the end of 2015 and encouraged her to use them. She now updates all her accounts regularly with particular attention to her vlogs. She also regularly stars in many of her husband’s music videos. The pair is planning on opening a restaurant in California.

Career timeline

She Starts Dating Kevin Gates

The actress and model begins her relationship with the singer and rapper.

She Starts a Record Label

She and her husband establish the Bread Winners’ Association, a music production company.

She Gets Married

The social media star marries Gates in a lavish wedding.

She Joins Social Media

Despite initial fears surrounding social media, Gates joins various social media platforms like YouTube and Instagram.

Why We Love Dreka Gates

  1. She’s a philanthropist

    She runs a charity in conjunction with her husband, the Kevin and Dreka Gates Foundation. The charity won the ‘Youth Impact Award’ in 2018.

  2. She’s dedicated to her husband

    She stuck by his side despite rumors of his infidelity. She also decided to stay with him after he was convicted of a felony and sent to jail for over two years.

  3. She loves her kids

    They share close bonds evidenced by her posting them on social media. She plans on having more kids in the future.

5 Surprising Facts

  1. She loves tattoos

    Gates first started getting tattoos on her hands and has since got large tattoos on her chest and her back.

  2. She loves working out

    She started a physical training program and particularly enjoys cardio and pole dancing.

  3. She’s had plastic surgery on her breasts

    After she lost a lot of weight, she had breast implants inserted but had to have them removed after they made her sick.

  4. She’s Islamic

    Both she and her husband are Muslim and she has traveled to Mecca in Saudi Arabia.

  5. She’s appeared on T.V.

    Gates starred in an episode of the reality T.V. show, “Lip Service.”

Dreka Gates FAQs

Is Dreka Gates Kevin Gates’ manager?

Yes, she is his booking manager.

Where is Gates’ farm?

The couple grows blueberries on a farm in Calabasas, California.

When were Gates’ children born?

Khaza was born in 2014 and Islah was born in 2012.

Dreka Gates’s birthday dates

2024August 31Saturday
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