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Is Wesley Snipes Gay? Did He Lie About His True Sexuality?

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Wesley Snipes, born Wesley Trent Snipes, played Simon Phoenix in Demolition Man and Blade in the Blade film trilogy. He is also known for his work in the films Major League, New Jack City, & Passenger 57 among others.

Besides his successful career, Wesley Snipes’ gay rumors have been making rounds on the internet. So, what is his true sexuality? Stick until the end to find the answer to all these questions and more.

Here Are The Key Takeaways

  • Wesley Snipes is not gay, he is straight and has been married twice in his lifetime.
  • The rumors started after he appeared as a drag queen alongside Patrick Swayze, and John Leguizamo in the road comedy film To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything! Julie Newmar.
  • Wesley was married to April Dubois from 1985 to 1990.
  • Moreover, they have a son named Jelani Asar Snipes born in 1988.
  • He is currently married to Nakyung Park. They walked down the aisle in 2003.
  • The couple has been in a marital relationship for almost 20 years. Likewise, they are parents to four kids: Alaafia Jehu-T Snipes, Akhenaten Kihwa-T Snipes, Iset Jua-T Snipes, and Alimayu Moa-T Snipes.

A Short Biography On Wesley Snipes

Full Name Wesley Trent Snipes
Birthday July 31, 1962
Birthplace Orlando, Florida, U.S.
Age 60
Father Name Wesley Rudolph Snipes
Mother Name Marian Snipes
Nationality American
Sexuality Straight
Profession Actor, Martial Artist, and Producer
Marital Status Married
Spouse April Dubois (m. 1985; div. 1990)

Nakyung Park (m. 2003; present)

Children 5

Is Wesley Snipes Gay? The Truth

No, the Orlando-born actor is not gay. Snipes is straight and always has been ever since the day he was born. Truth be told, he is attracted to the opposite gender and has been married to his wife for 20 years.

However, there are several who still to this day think that the star has feelings for the same sex.

Wesley is an actor/ producer
He is a famous actor by profession.

Furthermore, Wesley is a father to five kids. So, it is without a doubt in our minds that he is as straight as anyone can be. Likewise, keep reading the article to learn how this rumor started in the first place for fans and haters alike to label him as gay.

Wesley Snipes Gay Rumors Started After His Role As A Drag Queen

It all started after Snipes starred in the comedy film To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything! Julie Newmar (1995). He appeared as Noxeema Jackson, a New York City drag queen alongside Patrick Swayze and John Leguizamo. It was the first movie to be centered around drag queens. His enigmatic performance in the film was so on point that fans couldn’t help but believe that the star might be a member of the queer community.

Wesley As A Drag Queen
The rumors lit up after he appeared as a drag queen in a movie.

Similarly, during an interview with Today, the martial artist mentioned that it wasn’t new for him to see women dressed up as men and men dressed up as drag queens. Snipes said,

“I grew up in the ’70s and even within the street culture, there was a lot of flamboyancy. Pimps wore the same furs as the prostitutes wore.”

Even though fans saw him portraying Noxeema, it wasn’t the first time the action hero played a drag queen. In 1986, he appeared in Execution of Justice playing Sister Boom Boom, a real-life drag nun and AIDS activist.

However, just because someone plays drag queens in a couple of movies it doesn’t give anyone the right to label them as gay.

He Has Been Married Twice: Who Are They?

As we mentioned earlier, the 60-year-old Wesley has been married twice in his lifetime. He was married to April Dubois in 1985. However, their marriage didn’t last long and the couple decided to part ways five years down the road in 1990.

Snipes with his wife Nakyung Park
The megastar with his wife of 20 years.

Similarly, The Waterdance star is married to his second wife, Nakyung Park, a professional painter. The duo walked down the aisle on March 17, 2003, and has been together ever since.

Snipes Has Been Linked To Several Other Celebrities In The Past

Besides his marriages, Wesley has been in a relationship with several other women. He dated Jada Pinkett Smith in 1993 and Jennifer Lopez from 1994 to 1995. Likewise, the Rising Sun star dated Donna Wong from 1996-1998. Besides this, he had an encounter with Halle Berry in 1990.

Wesley Snipes Is A Proud Father Of Five

The actor/martial artist is the father of five children. He and his ex-wife April are parents to one son whereas Wesley and his wifey Nakyung aka Nikki are parents to four kids. Likewise, here is a list of all five children of the Image Awards winner.

Children Date Of Birth
Jelani Asar Snipes 1988
Akehnaten Kihwa-T Snipes 2000
Iset Jua-T Snipes 2001
Alaafia Jehu-T Snipes 2004
Alimayu Moa-T March 2007
Wesley Snipes with his wife and kids
Wesley with his kids and wife.

He loves his children and has a great relationship with all of them.

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