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Nikki Park and Wesley Snipes

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Wesley Snipes and Nikki Park

Actor Wesley Snipes and wife Nikki Park attend the 'Brooklyn's Finest' premiere at the Sala Grande during the 66th Venice Film Festival on September 8, 2009 in Venice, Italy.

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During many years of legal problems and Wesley serving his prison sentence, Wesley Snipes and his wife Nikki Park faced difficult times. Here is information about the marriage of Nikki Park and Wesley Snipes.
Fast Marriage Facts - Wesley and Nikki
Married: March 17, 2003.
First Marriage: No.

Did You Know?
Nikki and Wesley were together for three years before they married.

News Updates:

4/05/2013: Wesley Snipes was released from prison on April 2, 2013 and will be on house arrest until July 19, 2013.

12/01/10: Wesley Snipes began serving his three-year sentence on December 9, 2010 at the Federal Correctional Institution McKean in Lewis Run, Pennsylvania.

11/19/10: ABC News reports that Wesley Snipes' request for a new trial was denied by a federal judge. Snipes must now surrender to prison authorities and start serving his three-year sentence for tax evasion.

5/23/08: Wesley Snipes was granted bail and will remain free while his case is on appeal.

4/24/08: For failing to file his federal income tax returns, Wesley Snipes was sentenced to three years in prison. "Then, as Snipes was walking across the courtroom, he came within a few feet of his wife, stretched out his right arm toward her and seemed to whisper, "I love you," as he walked by to meet with court officers. Park left the courtroom, held up by two men, crying and barely able to walk. Moments later she collapsed in a stairwell, in tears."
Source: Anthony Violanti, "Snipes sentencing full of pathos, humor, personal tragedy", Ocala.com, 4/24/08.

Born:

Wesley Trent Snipes: July 31, 1962 in Orlando, Florida.

Nakyung "Nikki" Park: Abt. 1974 in Korea.

Wedding Date:

After being together for three years, Nikki and Wesley were married on March 17, 2003 in Hackensack, New Jersey at the County Court House.
"FILM star Wesley Snipes has married his long-time girlfriend artist Nikki Park. The Blade actor, 40, tied the knot last week in a civil ceremony at the Bergen County clerk office in Hackensack, New Jersey. The couple have two children."
Source: "Star Wes gets wed", The Daily Mirror, 03/24/2003, page 35.
"The Bergen County administration building in Hackensack was buzzing in recent days over sightings of actor Wesley Snipes, who reportedly was wed Monday in an impromptu ceremony at the County Clerk's Office. Snipes ... went to One Bergen County Plaza on Friday, apparently to make arrangements for County Clerk Kathleen Donovan to perform the wedding ceremony ... Snipes, 40, who has a home in Alpine, has most recently been dating artist Nikki Park, with whom he has two children."
Source: Shannon D. Harrington, "Snipes sighting sparks buzz", The Record (Bergen County, NJ), 03/21/2003, page L03.

Children:

  • Jelani Asar Snipes: Born in 1988. His mother is April DuBois.
  • Akhenaten Kihwa-T Snipes: Born in 2001. His mother is Nikki Park.
  • Iset Jua-T Snipes: Born in 2001. Her mother is Nikki Park.
  • Alaafia Jehu-T Snipes: Born in 2004. His mother is Nikki Park.
  • Alimayu Moa-T Snipes: Born 2007. His mother is Nikki Park.

Occupations:

Wesley: Actor, producer.

Nikki: Painter.

Previous Marriages:

Wesley has one previous marriage.
  • April DuBois: College sweethearts, Wesley and April were married in 1985 and divorced in 1990. They had one child.

Quotes About Marriage:

Wesley about his first marriage and divorce: "When you marry a person you think "til death do us part ... I think being in this industry had a lot to do with it ... It's so difficult for a person who isn't an artist to be involved with someone who is. The real story is how difficult it is to balance the love of your art -- something that really is who you are, your essence -- with someone that you've fallen in love with. And for that person to suggest that you give up your art, well that's suicide. It's like your blood, your skin. You can't divorce it. To not do it means you're dead ... And then you have all the other things: long separations, other women coming in trying to manipulate."
Source: Laura b. Randolph, "Wesley Snipes, Hollywood's Hottest New Star", Ebony, 9/1991, v46, page 84.

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