Wesley Snipes Has Been Married Twice | How Many Children Does He Have?

By Sandy
Published on October 21, 2021, Updated on October 21, 2021

Wesley Snipes Has Been Married Twice | How Many Children Does He Have? Photo credit: Instagram/realwesleysnipes

Wesley Snipes has been involved in so many projects that it’s impossible to keep track of them all.
Though we admire him for his incredible acting abilities, he also directs, produces, writes, and is a martial artist.

Wesley Snipes began his professional acting career in 1986 when he starred in the TV series Miami Vice and made his big picture debut in Wildcats. He is best known for his roles in New Jack City, Passenger 57, One Night Stand, Demolition Man, and The Blade.

Snipes also founded The Royal Guard of Amen-Ra, which provides security for VIP clients, as well as Amen-Ra Films, a producing firm. He also holds black belts in Karate and Hapkido.

Because of his enormous clout, the media is constantly interested in him, and many people want to know everything there is to know about him. Details about Snipes’ marriages and children, which we shall explore on this page, are one of the areas of interest for many fans of the 59-year-old actor.

How Many Children Does Wesley Snipes Have?

As we all know, Snipes has been married twice and is a father of five children. All his children are grown-up adults now. So, let’s take some time to know Snipes’ children and his relationship with their mother.

Wesley Snipes Had His First Child With His Ex-Wife

The One Night Stand actor was first married to his ex-wife, April Dubois, with whom he shares a son. Yes, his first child was a son whom he named Jelani Asar Snipes.

Wesley Snipes first child, marriage, wife

Wesley Snipes had his first child, Jelani Asar Snipes, with his ex-wife, April Dubois. Photo credit: Instagram/realwesleysnipes

Jelani’s parents got married in 1985 but ended their marriage five years later in 1990. At the time, their son, who was born in 1988, was only two years old.

When he was only one year old, now 33-year-old Jelani played a cameo role in his father’s 1990 film Mo’ Better Blues. Unfortunately, Jelani isn’t a socialite and lives a private life off the public eye. He is the older brother to his four half-siblings from his father’s second marriage.

Wesley Snipes Welcomed Four Kids With His Second Wife

Wesley Snipes’ second marriage, unlike his first, was a success. He and his wife currently live a luxury lifestyle and have four children together.

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Wesley Snipes married his second wife, Nakyung Park, on 17 March 2003. Photo credit: The Guardian

Let us break it down for those wondering who Snipes’ better half is and who their children are. For the second time, the Blade Trilogy actor put his faith in a charming lady named Nakyung Park, a professional painter.

Wesley and his South Korean wife dated for about five years before committing to each other. They first met in 1998 and got married on 17 March 2003. They exchanged vows in an intimate ceremony at a County Courthouse in Hackensack, New Jersey.

Wesley Snipes wife and kids

Wesley Snipes welcomed four children with his second wife. Photo credit: Idol Persona

Even though Wesley and his lover Nakung married in 2003, they already had two children. Their first kid, Akhenaten Kihwa-T Snipes, was born in 2000, and their second child, Iset Jua-T Snipes, was born a year later, on 31 July 2001.

A year after their wedding, Wesely and his wife Nakung, 44, welcomed their third child, Allafia Jehu-T Snipes. On 26 May 2004, they welcomed him into their lives. On 26 March 2007, the couple welcomed their youngest child, a son named Alimayu Moa-T Snipes.

Wesley Snipes’ Only Daughter Saved His Life

Iset Jua-T Snipes is the celebrity’s only daughter. She was born on her father’s 39th birthday.

The legendary actor believes Iset saved his and his wife’s lives because they lived in Los Angeles at the time of Iset’s birth, rather than at their New York apartment in the World Trade Center tower, which terrorists attacked on 11 September.

(Reference from Yourtango, Idol persona, Instagram, The Guardian)