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Nakyung Park Lives a Happy Life as Wesley Snipes’ Second Wife and Mother of Four

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Nakyung Park also known as Nikki Park is a South Korean artist and painter who is rather known as the wife of American actor Wesley Snipes. Park rose to prominence after she started dating the renowned Blade series actor in the 1990s. The husband and wife have been married for nearly two decades and they are still growing strong as a couple.

Well, like any other couple, Park and Snipes have faced some ups and downs as a couple, however, they have never lost faith in each other. Even after living the life of a celebrity spouse for years, Nakyung Park hasn’t revealed much about her. There are many things to learn about her.

So, today we have brought a detailed article about Wesley Snipes’ wife Park.

She was born in South Korea to a Director Father

Nakyung Park was born on September 1, 1977, in South Korea. She spent the major portion of her childhood in South Korean, before moving to the United States. Info about her early life and childhood is still pretty scarce.

But still, we know that her father, Park Cheol was a director at Munhwa Broadcasting Corporation. Working as a director, Park helped make several hit Korean TV shows in the late ’80s through the ’90s.

She relocated to the United States as a young kid, however, there is no detail on when she moved.

Nakyung Park Happily Married to Wesley Snipes – Is A Mother of Four

Nakyung started dating her current husband Snipes in the early 1990s. The couple kept their romance private from the media for many years. In the late 1990s, Park and her then-boyfriend gave birth to their first child, a son Akhenaten Kihwa-T Snipes.

The lovebirds welcomed their second child, a daughter Iset Jua-T Snipes on July 31, 2001. Two of their children were born out of wedlock as they only tied the knot on March 17, 2003. As per the records, they got married in a civil ceremony at the County Court House in Hackensack, New Jersey.

Nakyung Park with her husband at the premiere of Dolemite Is My Name
Nakyung Park with her husband at the premiere of Dolemite Is My Name

Around a year after their wedding, Park gave birth to their third child, a son Alaafia Jehu-T Snipes on May 26th, 2004. Three years later in 2007, the couple welcomed their fourth child, the third son Alimayu Moa-T Snipes on 26th March 2007.

Park’s Husband Snipes Was Previously Married

Park’s relationship before she started dating Snipes is not revealed in the media. Her husband Snipes, on the other hand, was married for a long time and divorced before she came into his life.

Snipes married his college sweetheart, April Dubois in 1985. The former lovebirds also gave birth to a son, Jelani Asar Snipes three years after they married in 1988. However, they couldn’t remain married for more than five years in 1990, they separated and finalized their divorce soon.

Nakyung is a Painter and Artist

Her husband is one of the most famous actors of all time so it is safe to assume, Nakyung might also be in the same field.

However, she is from a different field. She is a painter/artist. According to reports, Nakyung went to her first ever painting session in her neighbor’s garage at the mere age of 5.

While growing up, she continued improving her skills. Throughout the years, Nakyung has held several art exhibitions. In addition to her

Nakyung Park Husband Served Three Years in Prison

Not many of you might be aware of the fact that Park’s hubby, Wesley Snipes has served in prison for tax evasion. He along with Douglas P. Rosile and Eddie Ray Kahn was charged with one count of conspiring to defraud the US. They were also charged with one count of knowingly making or aiding and abetting the making of a false and fraudulent claim for payment against the US.

Besides, Snipes was separately charged with six counts of willfully failing to file federal income tax returns by their filing dates. The US government alleged Snipes of trying to get fraudulent tax refunds using “861 argument” also known as a tax protester theory.

Park's husband Wesley Snipes
Park’s husband Wesley Snipes served three years in prison.

Snipes was ultimately acquitted on the felony count of conspiracy to defraud the government and one felony count of filing a false claim with the government. However, he was proven guilty of willfully failing to file federal income tax returns. After that in April, Snipes was given a sentence of three years in prison.

He served at the federal prison in Pennsylvania, McKean Federal Correctional Institution from December 9, 2010, to April 2, 2013.

Meanwhile, Douglas was sentenced to four and a half years while Kahn was given imprisonment of ten years.

What is Her Net Worth?

Well, Wesley Snipes’ wife Nakyung Park is an artist and painter. However, we have no clue if she pursued any professional career in painting after she met Snipes. So, it is pretty difficult to predict her net worth at present. But being a celebrity wife, we are pretty sure that Park lives a lavish life.

Besides, her spouse Snipes has earned good fortune from his decades-long acting career. As of 2022, his net worth is estimated to be around $10 million.