For lovers of movies or at least the true fans of American actor and martial artist, Wesley Snipes, as well as lovers of painting who are fortunate to come across her work, the name Nakyung Park is not one not to know. She is a painter and artist who has come to be better and more popularly known for being the wife of Snipes. The two have been married for close to two decades and have been blessed with 4 children.
Nakyung Park Bio
Also popularly referred to as Nikki Park, Nakyung Park was born in her home country of South Korea on September 1, 1977. While there is no information regarding who her mother is, it is known that her father is Park Cheol. In South Korea, the man is a popular entertainment executive who between the 1980s and 1990s, helped in producing a good number of hit TV series in the East Asian nation. More so, he worked with Munhwa Broadcasting Corporation as a director.
Park is a very private person, so much that there is no available information on her education and childhood. However, it is known that she has worked for a long time as a painter and artist.
Even though Nakyung Park has never been married before meeting Snipes, she is not the first wife of her husband who was married for five years from 1985 to 1990. More so, he had two kids with other women, the first who was born by his first wife and another who was born to him in 2008. The child now lives in Vancouver, Canada with the mother.
Before they got married in 2003, Wesley Snipes was accused by a woman of fathering her child. She claimed that she had sex with the actor which resulted in her son in 2002. However, after the woman filed a paternity suit against Snipes, it was later discovered that he was, in fact, not the father of the child. The actor who had denied being the father of the child refused to submit his DNA, but another man linked to the case submitted his’, and it was found that he was the child’s father.
Children and Family
The painter is a family woman who has been married to Wesley Snipes since 2003. The American actor spent many years in South Korea which he described as his home. It is there that he first met the woman who would later become his wife.
Before the two met, Snipes was once married to April Dubois as far back as 1985. The union produced a son, Jelani Asar Snipes who was born in 1988, but it only lasted for five years before it ended in a divorce. Snipes would go on to date other women including Jada Pinkett Smith, Jennifer Lopez, and Donna Wong before settling down with Nikki.
In 2000 when she was 22, she met Snipes who was 37 at the time. Despite the 15 years of age difference, they were immediately drawn to each other and started dating. Three years later, they tied the knot.
Since then, Nakyung Park and Wesley Snipes have been together even though it has not been all rosy for them. Their marriage has been blessed with four children. Their first child, Iset Jua-T Snipes, a daughter, was born on July 31, 2001. The other children of the painter are Akhenaten Kihwa-T Snipes, Alaafia Jehu-T Snipes, and Alimayu Moa-T Snipes. So far, none of her children is known to have followed either her footsteps as a painter or that of their father as an actor.
Facts About Wesley Snipes’ Wife, Nakyung Park
1. Her husband was once a Muslim. Snipes was born and raised a Christian but in 1978, he converted to Islam. He continued to practice the religion for the next ten years before he left in 1988.
2. Park has been an important part of the actor as she has always been with him through his good and bad times, including the three years period that he spent behind bars from 2010 to 2013 after he was found guilty of tax evasion.
3. During the 9/11 terrorist attack, they lost their apartment following the collapse of the World Trade Center’s Twin Towers.
4. The actual net worth of Nakyung Park is not known, but it is known that her husband has a net worth that has been estimated at over $10 million.