Chiefs owner Clark Hunt Celebrates wife Tavia Shackles 52nd Birthday Amidst Pregnancy rumor

Tavia Shackles Hunt is the wife of Kansas City Chiefs owner Clark Hunt. She was a pageant queen who was Miss Missouri Teen USA and Miss Kansas.

Tavia Hunt and her husband have three children and have been married for nearly 30 years. On her Instagram, she wrote in her bio, “Wife, Christ-Follower, Sports & Glamour Enthusiast, Community Volunteer. Pageant & Soccer Mom.”

She told KSHB in a September 2022 interview, “I would say that’s really the cornerstone for our family. Faith, family and football. But we say football is family because for us we really believe that we were made for relationships.”

Here’s what you need to know about Clark Hunt’s wife Tavia Hunt:

Tavia Hunt Was Born in Lee’s Summit, Missouri, & Was a Runner-Up to Miss USA Kenya Moore in 1993

Tavia Shackles Hunt was born and raised in Lee Summit, Missouri, and began competing in beauty pageants from a young age, according to Her Life Magazine. She was named Miss Lee’s Summit and Miss Missouri Teen USA in 1990 as a teenager, according to the magazine.

Hunt then went on to compete to be Miss USA, winning Miss Kansas in 1993. She then was second runner-up that same year in 1993 in the Miss USA competition, finishing behind winner Kenya Moore, who would later be known for her as a “Real Housewives” star.

She told KSHB, “My whole family is here in Kansas City. I’m born and raised in Kansas City, and Kansas City is home to me. I was Miss Missouri Teen USA and toured the entire state of Missouri. Then, I was Miss Kansas USA and visited, I think, every small town in Kansas during the course of that year. And so I feel I have a special bond to Chiefs Kingdom. Kansas City is such a special city, and it truly has my heart.”

Tavia Shackles and Clark Hunt have been married since October 1993. They met while she was a college student interning with the Chiefs, which were owned by his parents, Lamar Hunt and Norma Hunt, at the time, according to KSHB. She was studying at the University of Missouri-Kansas City.