Nakyung Park is a South Korean painter and artist but she is mostly known as the second wife of the famous American actor and martial artist, Wesley Snipes. She has been married to the Blade actor since 2003, they have four kids together and her net worth is anywhere from $500,000 to $1 million.[/su_panel]
Being the spouse of a celebrated actor is one of the easiest ways to become famous, especially if the actor is someone like Wesley Snipes who is admired across the globe for the characters he has portrayed in prominent films like Rising Sun, The Waterdance, One Night Stand, Demolition Man, and of course the Blade film trilogy.
Since he became a global movie star, everything about Snipes’ personal life, from his run-ins with the law to his romantic partners, has been newsworthy. While the former is a tale for another day, you don’t need to be told that Nakyung Park isn’t the first woman he has loved.
Before her, the actor was married to April Snipes (née Dubois), his college sweetheart. They got married in 1985, welcomed their only child together in 1988, and separated in 1990.
After that, the actor dated several popular women, including Halle Berry, Jennifer Lopez, Jada Pinkett, and Donna Wong. After all of these, he decided to try being a husband again and got married to Nakyung in the early 2000s. As far as the public knows, they have a happy home.
Wesley Snipes’ Wife Is Originally From South Korea and Is 15 Years Younger Than Her Famous Husband
With the level Nakyung Park’s husband attained in the movie industry, it is only natural that a lot of facts about his family background and upbringing have been revealed. It is common knowledge that the actor was born on the 31st of July 1962. His place of birth was in Orlando, Florida and he was born to Marian Long and Wesley Rudolph Snipes.
His father worked as an aircraft engineer while his mother worked as a teacher’s aide to support the family. While he was born in Orlando, Florida, he was raised for a while in the Bronx, New York where he attended the High School of Performing Arts located in the borough of Manhattan, New York City.
Most of such information is not readily available about his wife, Nakyung Park. The reason for this is not far-fetched; what brought her to the limelight is her relationship with the famous actor and she isn’t someone who craves attention.
Regardless, we know she is over 15 years younger than her husband who is 59 years old. Nakyung was born on the 1st of September 1977 and is 44 years old.
Park was born in Seoul, South Korea, and was raised in the country before she relocated to Vancouver, Canada. From there, she moved to the United States of America where she now lives with her husband and kids.
Apart from her late father Park Cheol, it is hard to tell anything about other members of the family she hails from. Her father was a prominent figure in the Korean entertainment industry.
Nakyung Park Is A Painter and Her Net Worth Is Estimated To Be Around $500,000 To $1 Million
It wouldn’t be wrong for one to assert that Wesley Snipes’ wife came from a showbiz family. This is because her father was a prominent television producer often credited for spreading Korean culture overseas through his works.
Amongst other things, he created the drama series, What Is Love, which is often counted among the earliest successful Korean exports. Given that she is married to a prominent figure in Hollywood, one would imagine that Nakyung in some ways is involved in entertainment, but this is not so.
As far as we know, Nakyung Park has never pursued a career in entertainment but has been passionate about painting since she was young. According to some reports, she took her first painting class when she was five and kept up with it until it became a life-long profession. She has participated in various exhibitions over the years and it is believed that her work is the major source of the wealth she has acquired.
The value of Nakyung’s wealth is best known to her, but it has been estimated on various platforms that she is worth anything from $500 thousand to $1 million. If that is true, then her wealth is insignificant compared to her husband’s $10 million.
She Began Dating Wesley In 1997 and They Got Married In 2003
As the couple has mostly kept their relationship away from the prying eyes of the media, how they met, fell in love, and when they began dating are yet to be uncovered. But reports have it that their love story began in the late 1990s, sometime in 1997.
A few years later, they took the relationship to the next phase and got married. They got married on the 17th of March 2003 but it was a private affair that took place at the courthouse in Hackensack, New Jersey. From what we gathered, the event was witnessed only by a local lawyer, an acquaintance of the actor named John Carbone.
Park, who according to some accounts had been previously married, reportedly gave Snipes an ultimatum to marry her. Before this, they had been cohabiting at Wesley Snipes’ home in Alpine, New Jersey.
The Couple Have Four Kids Together
Nakyung Park and Wesley Snipes have come a long way and their marriage has had a fair share of marital issues, thanks to the actor’s run-ins with the law and the tax fraud that had him spend over two years at a federal prison in Pennsylvania.
Apart from that, some reports suggest that he cheated on the painter with Sanaa Lathan and Pilar Sanders. In all of this, their marriage has withstood the test of time and has been blessed with a total of four kids.
Before they got married, they had welcomed their first child/only daughter named Iset Jua-T Snipes. She was born on the 31st of July 2001 and now has three younger brothers named Alaafia Jehu-T Snipes, Alimayu Moa-T Snipes, and Akhenaten Kihwa-T Snipes. They were respectively born on the 26th of May 2004, 26th of March 2007, and in 2012.