Meet April Dubois Who Was Wesley Snipes’ Wife For 5 Years

April Dubois (born 1963; Age: 59 years old) is an American lady who was famous as the wife of Wesley Snipes – a Hollywood actor, movie producer, and martial artist for five years.

The duo wedded in 1985 before Westley was scouted and brought into the entertainment industry by a talent agent. However, the glitz and glam that came with popularity was anathema to Dubois as the couple’s marriage started experiencing difficulties which led to their divorce in 1990.

Summary of April Dubois’ Biography

  • Full Name: April Dubois
  • Gender: Female
  • Date of Birth: 1963
  • April Dubois’ Age: 59 years old
  • Ethnicity: African-American
  • Nationality: American
  • Sexual Orientation: Straight
  • Marital Status: Divorced
  • April Dubois’ Ex-Husband: Wesley Snipes
  • April Dubois’ Children: Jelani Asar Snipes
  • Siblings: 4
  • Famous For: Being the ex-wife of Westley Snipes

How old is April Dubois?

Wesley Snipes’ first wife, April Dubois, is 59 years old. She was born in 1963 and was named April Eloise Dubois at birth. Though it is common knowledge that she was born in the United States, her exact place of birth has never been disclosed, but there are speculations that it was in Stone Mountain, Georgia.

April is a citizen of America, though her ethnicity has always been a subject of debate. On the identities of her family members, the mother of one has never deemed it necessary to mention her parents’ names or professions in public space, but it is a known fact that she spent her formative years with four siblings.

April is Listed as African American by Ethnicity, but May Likely have French Heritage

Many online sources have written about April Dubois since she gained fame as the wife of American actor cum producer Wesley Snipes, and many have listed her as an Afro-American. However, there are recent speculations that she might have some French heritage in her ethnicity mix.; this rings true when you consider the origin of her last name.

Close scrutiny of the name Dubois reveals that it is an old French usage and means “Wood.” The French usually give the name to someone who earns a living as a woodcutter or someone who resides in the woods and works there.

How Did April Dubois Meet Wesley Snipes?

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April and Snipes (image source)

According to reports, April Dubois was known to be camera shy all through her marriage with the iconic American actor, thus, getting information about her personal life was quite difficult. However, the fact that she loved to avoid publicity only heightened public interest in her, which lingered even after their split.

Some tidbits that filtered into the public arena during the couple’s time together said the duo first crossed paths during their days in college when Snipes was just an everyday guy. We were also told that they became college sweethearts and commenced dating, eventually leading them to the altar.

She Became Wesley Snipes’s Wife in 1985

The fact that April Dubois and Snipes just hit their early 20s when they met didn’t stop them from tying the nuptial knot. The duo eventually became man and wife in 1985 and started living the life of a normal couple. However, it wasn’t long before luck smiled on Wesley Snipes as he caught the attention of a talented agent, which ushered him into the moving movie world.

Snipes’ growing popularity affected his relationship with Dubois as their supposedly normal life began to change. For one, the blossoming actor started to get more work which kept him busier than what they were used to, resulting in cracks in their relationship. The couple was barely into their fifth year of marriage when they decided to go their separate ways in 1990.

The news came as a huge shock to fans who have severally seen them holding hands like a loving couple in public with big smiles plastered on their faces. To date, Westley and April have refused to reveal the circumstances that led to the end of their union.

April Dubois is a Mother of One

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Westley and Jelani (image source)

April Dubois has one son to show for her years together with Wesley Snipes. Born in 1988, Jelani Asar Snipes is the first child of the legendary American actor. His exact place of birth in the United States has never been disclosed. Still, there are speculations that Jelani is an Oglethorpe University alum where he studied Economics, Philosophy, and Spanish, graduating in 2009.

April Dubois’ only child was barely out of the diapers at one when he made his debut onscreen appearance in a cameo on the set of Mo’ Better Blues. The Spike Lee-directed American musical comedy-drama movie starred his dad, Westley, alongside other movie greats like Denzel Washington.

Following his debut movie role, fans had high hopes that the then-toddler was about to follow his father into the entertainment industry, but that was very far from the truth. Jelani’s first appearance proved his last as the youngster found his fort in another field.

Sources said the first child of Westley Snipes is involved in multiple business ventures, including working with Auraa Inc as its Chief Financial Officer. He is also part of Income Protection Atlanta.

Who Got Custody Of Jelani After their Divorce?

Jelani was only two when his parents ended their union; thus, the duo was granted joint custody. Even though April Dubois and Westley Snipes shared the responsibility of raising their sons equally, the youngster spent more time with his mum, but that is not to say that the actor was less caring.

Snipes has always been a great father to his children, who he referred to as his greatest inspiration. Talking to the publication “Fatherly,” the legendary Hollywood star said, “my kids are the part of my life that I am most proud of.”

Where is April DuBois Now?

Following April DuBois’s divorce from Westley Snipes, she was no longer an object of public attention as the mother of one was able to raise her son in peace. Career-wise, she works with Jelani Georgian domestic profit corporation Auraa Inc as a director.

She is also said to be working with Mastercard Inc and owns a business called IBIS Catalog Inc, Atalanta, Georgia. Reports revealed that Dubois is currently a resident of Graceland Cir, Morrow, Georgia, but before this, the mother of one made her home in Stone Mountain, GA.

While her ex moved on with Nakyung Park in 2003, Dubois’s current relationship status is unknown. Still, the fact that she changed her name to April Dubois Bullock indicates that she is involved in another relationship. However, information about April is difficult to trace as she is not on any social media platform.

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