Who was Yeonmi Park’s Husband and Does She Have A New Fiance?

Yeonmi Park’s husband was a Ezekiel; she is no longer married to the man whose full identity is unknown. Yeonmi has been in a new relationship since 2020 and is engaged at the moment.

Yeonmi Park is a North Korean defector, social media influencer, and human rights activist who gained wider global attention following her speech at the 2014 One Young World Summit in Dublin, Ireland. To date, the video has been shared nearly 1.5 million times and gathered over 82 million views. Park’s personal life has been placed in the spotlight again with many of her fans eager to know her marital status ever since she announced her divorce on YouTube in 2020.

Ezekiel Was Yeonmi Park’s Husband And He is Known Only By His First Name

Yeonmi Park’s former husband was known by his first name, Ezekiel. Multiple sources have reported that Yeonmi was once married to an American man whose name was only reported as Ezekiel. Neither Yeonmi nor Ezekiel has ever mentioned his family name or several important details about him. Details about him, including his date of birth, education and parents, are also unknown.

Yeonmi Park's Husband

Ezekiel maintained a quiet profile in contrast to his ex-wife. The former couple must have made a conscious effort to keep their personal life and relationship separate from Yeonmi’s highly visible professional life. Not only is Ezekiel’s identity kept away from the public, but it’s also unknown what he does for a living.

Yeonmi on the other hand, is a well-known North Korean defector, human rights activist, YouTuber, TED Speaker, and an international best-selling author. She has been described as one of the most famous North Korean defectors in the world. Yeonmi was just 13 years old when she and her mother crossed the partially frozen Yalu River while fleeing from her homeland.

While narrating her account of the experience she had while fleeing her homeland, Yeonmi, at the 2014 One Young World Summit in Dublin, explained that she was sexually assaulted by a human trafficker. The video has over a million views on YouTube.

News About Yeonmi Park’s Relationship with Ezekiel  Broke in 2019

The world got wind of Yeonmi and Ezekiel’s relationship after Yeonmi’s post on social media in 2019. Not much is known about how they met or when they started dating, but multiple reports have it that they dated for a long time before choosing to walk down the aisle. Like most celebrity couples, Yeonmi and her ex kept things on the low.

Yeonmi Park's Husband

Although they kept their love lives away from the media, it was gathered that they were in a long distance relationship most of the time they were dating. The long distance to a large extent was due to Yeonmi’s work and humanitarian activity, as she had to travel a lot and was shuffling between America and China.

They eventually decided to tie the knot on January 4, 2017. It is said that friends and family attended their lavish wedding. They duo decide to continue keeping their relationship and family matters confidential even after getting married. Hardly any photos from their lavish nuptials can be found on social media.

Before announcing their split, they were together for more than four years and within the period, they welcomed one child.

When Did Yeonmi Park Divorce?

Yeonmi Park announced her divorce on 30th January 2020, taking the media by surprise as the one-time couple never gave a hint about an impending separation. Yeonmi made the divorce news known in a video she posted on her YouTube channel on the 30th of January 2021 video titled “Let’s Talk about the Lies- North Korean Defector”. There she openly confirmed that she was no longer married.

The news came as a shocking revelation to her fans and followers who thought all was well in her marriage. Neither Yeonmi nor Ezekiel has spoken about why they decided to call it quits on their marriage.

One would have easily believed that the former couple would stay married for a very long time considering the effort they put into protecting their young family from public attention, however, that was not the case. The level of privacy they gave to their relationship also made it a bit challenging to learn anything about the possible reasons behind their decision to call it quits. Furthermore, it is alleged that they ended their marriage just a year after they tied the knot.

Did Yeonmi Park Have A Son With Her Ex-husband?

Yes, Yeonmin Park has a son with her ex-husband, Ezekiel, before they ended their union. According to reports, the former lovers welcomed their first and only child together about a year into their relationship.

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Yeonmi and Ezekiel named the child James, and he was born on the 8th of October 2018. James is currently 5, Yeonmi introduced him to her fans via her official X page. Many were very much surprised about the development, as she never mentioned that she was expecting a baby.

Although his parents have parted ways, Yeonmi’s son is expected to continue enjoying the love of his parents. Getting glimpses of his development may not be possible, as his mother continues to keep him away from the public. With his parents being separated and their personal lives kept away from the media, it is hard to tell who has custody of the child currently.

Where is Yeonmi Park Since Separating From Her Husband?

Since her separation from her ex-husband in 2020, Yeonmi Park has been in another relationship and is currently engaged. It’s been over 4 years since Yeonmi Park parted ways with her husband. She is presently reported to be engaged, however, there are no details of who her fiancé is or when a wedding would be coming up.

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The news of Yeonmi having a boyfriend, or being engaged has not yet been confirmed, as the famous North Korean Defector continues to keep key details about her personal life under lock and key.

While nothing is known about her current love life, the same is also spoken about her ex-husband, Ezekiel, who leads a secluded life, much like his ex-wife. Hence little is known about his current relationship.


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