April Dubois’ Sad Life: What happened to Wesley Snipes’ ex-wife?

April 18, 2024
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Who is April Dubois?

Many celebrities have some secret that they want to keep in the past, which usually involve failed marriages they don’t want to talk about. Most of them go on with their lives, and their exes who stayed behind become some kind of ghosts of the past who seem to scare them, and they avoid answering questions about their previous marriages.

One of these ‘ghosts’ is Wesley Snipes’ ex-wife, April Dubois, a young woman who was by his side when he was at the beginning of his career. If you ever wanted to know more about her, let us tell you the naked truth about her sad life.

April Eloise Dubois was born under the zodiac sign of Aquarius on 31 January 1961, and although it hasn’t been revealed which is her hometown, it’s known that she was born in the USA, thus she holds American nationality, and belongs to a family of mixed ethnicity. People assume that besides her African-American heritage, she possibly has French ancestors, and the reason for this belief is her surname, which is characteristic of French citizens.

Nothingis  known about her childhood and her family, and her educational background is also unknown to the public, as is her occupation.

Marriage with Wesley Snipes

Since neither April nor Wesley spoke about how they met, people assume that their relationship started when they were both in college, in their early 20s, however, it’s known that they tied the knot in 1985.


In 1988, April gave birth to their son, Jelani Asar Snipes, who made a brief cameo appearance in one of Wesley’s movies, “Mo’ Better Blues” in 1990, his first and last interaction with the entertainment industry. According to his Linked-in profile, he currently works as the Chief Marketing Officer at Nukanga Metamarketing LLC, in Atlanta, Georgia.

At the time of his marriage to April, Wesley was at the beginning of his acting career, and after he was discovered by a talent agent, their seemingly normal life, far from the media’s attention, started to change.

With the growth of Wesley’s popularity, it seems that their marriage started to develop cracks, and they divorced in 1990.


What happened to her?

After the divorce, April withdrew from public life, and since then has been keeping her private life under the wraps too – she has no social media accounts, thus it’s hard to find out more about her life.

However, many people assume that she struggled through her life as a single mother, raising her son and working various jobs to provide for them. Some rumors were saying that Wesley didn’t help her financially, although on the other side, assumptions were saying that he helped his son to get his college education. None of this gossip has been confirmed by April or Wesley, and we can only guess what happened to this young girl who was left alone with her child, while her ex-husband continued his life and created a new family with another woman.


Who is Wesley Snipes?

A film producer, martial artist, and an actor with 70 credits to his name, Wesley Trent Snipes was born under the zodiac sign Leo on 31 July 1962, in Orlando, Florida USA; he holds American nationality and is of African-American ethnicity. He was raised in The Bronx, New York City, alongside his siblings Quentin and Bridget, by their mother Marian Long Snipes, who was a teacher’s assistant, and father Wesley Rudolph Snipes who served in the US Air Force and was an aircraft engineer.

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Wesley attended the High School of Performing Arts of Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts, then when his family moved back to Florida, he attended Jones High School in Orlando, and upon matriculating in 1980, returned to New York and enrolled at the State University of New York at Purchase, from which he graduated with a Bachelor’s degree of Fine Arts, in 1984.

Wesley made his acting debut portraying Marty in an episode of the series “All My Children” in 1984, however, his first movie appearance was his breakthrough role, when cast to play Trumaine in the 1986 movie “Wildcats”, also starring Goldie Hawn, Robyn Lively and Swoosie Kurtz, after which his acting career started blossoming.


Since the list of his roles is too long to enumerate, we will mention some of his most notable, and indeed, the one which brought him international recognition is his role in the 1998 movie “Blade“, and for which he won the Blockbuster Entertainment Award for Favorite Actor-Horror, and the movie’s 2002 sequel “Blade II“ was also very successful, and for which he was nominated for the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA Saturn Award for Best Horror Film. The second sequel, “Blade: Trinity” was filmed in 2004, and he was nominated for the same Saturn Award.

In the early 2000s, the audience enjoyed Wesley’s performance in movies such as “Brooklyn’s Finest” (2009), “Game of Death“ (2011), and “The Expendables 3“ (2014), among others, while in the following years, he was seen in “Chi-Raq“ (2015), “Armed Response“, and “The Recall“( both in 2017), among numerous others.

Some of his most recent roles have been in the movies “Dolemite Is My Name“ in 2019, “Cut Throat City“ (2020), and “Coming 2 America“ (2021), while television viewers enjoyed his acting in the series’ “True Story” and “Paper Empire“ in 2021.


Speaking of his personal life, after his and April’s marriage ended, he was in a relationship with Pilar Sanders, and then in 1993 he dated Jada Pinkett Smith (current wife of Will Smith), and from 1994 until 1995, he dated famous singer and actress Jennifer Lopez. In the following year, Wesley began his relationship with Donna Wong, his co-star in “Blade“, and they were together until 1998.

In 2003, Wesley married Nakyung ‘Nikki’ Park, a South Korean artist and painter, with whom he has four children, namely Akhenaten Kihwa-T, Alimayu Moa-T, Iset Jua-T and Alaafia Jehu-T, all of whom made cameo appearances in his latest movie “Coming 2 America”.

Many people have wondered how much money Wesley earns, and his wealth is an interesting topic for most of his fans – according to sources, as of June 2022, his net worth has been estimated at over $10 million.

There is no public information regarding April Dubois’ net worth, however, some evil tongues say that she certainly doesn’t live such a carefree life as he does, at least as far as finances are concerned.

Martha Clifford

As an Author at Net Worth Post, I guide a dedicated team in the art of revealing the stories behind the world's most influential personalities. Fueled by a relentless curiosity and a knack for uncovering hidden stories, I immerse myself in the intricacies of our subjects' lives, weaving together accurate data and compelling narratives. My involvement spans the entire editorial process, from the seed of research to the final flourish of publication, ensuring that every article not only educates but also captivates and motivates our audience.

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