Yeonmi Park rose to popularity after her emotional speech on the world stage in October 2014 at the One Young World Summit in Dublin. She is a human rights activist known for her memoir, In Order To Live: A North Korean Girl’s Journey to Freedom.

Picture of North Korean activist, Yeonmi Park
Caption: Picture of North Korean activist, Yeonmi Park (Photo: Instagram)


Still Married! Who is Yeonmi Park Husband?

Well, Yeonmi Park isn't still married to her husband. She is single after divorce from her ex-husband. On January 4th, 2017, Yeonmi Park got married to her husband Ezekiel. As per reports, the couple was married earlier but no proves yet out in the media. Unfortunately, the love story of the duo yet to be out in the media. 

Yeonmi Park with her ex-husband Ezekiel
Caption: Yeonmi Park with her ex-husband Ezekiel (Photo: Twitter)


Also, her ex-husband's full name is yet to be out. They lived together as a spouse but called it quits after four years of marriage. On January 4, 2020; she celebrated the couple's third wedding anniversary via a touching Facebook post. 

"Already three years down in our marriage! Time really flies too quickly. Someday, I hope to bring my American husband to my hometown and introduce him to my friends and relatives (if they are still alive) and celebrate this holiday season like everyone else". 

Reason for Divorce of Yeonmi Park

In the year 2020, Park and Ezekiel got divorced, citing personal issues. Yeonmi confirmed the divorce on one of her YouTube videos titled ‘Let’s Talk about the Lies – North Korean Defector‘ on January 30, 2021. In her video, she was asked about her marriage and stated “I was married but not anymore”.

Yeonmi Park with her ex-husband Ezekiel in their wedding dress
Caption: Yeonmi Park with her ex-husband Ezekiel in their wedding dress (Photo: Twitter)


Yeonmi has not spoken much about her relationship with Ezekiel and subsequent separation from him. After divorced; Park deleted all pictures related to her ex-husband. Her former husband Ezekiel hasn't spoken about their split yet.


Did Yeonmi Park Have Kids?

Yeonmi Park shared a kid with her ex-husband. Park shared the news of her son's birth with the public through social platforms. Her son James was born on March 18, 2018. 

On her official Twitter page, she stated 

"Life is a miracle. I never knew I would survive starvation and become a mother of this beautiful angel. No matter what, let’s not lose hope".


She along with her son attacked by three African-American women when white bystanders helped her call the police in the summer of 2020, amidst the George Floyd protests in Chicago.


Plastic Surgery of Yeonmi Park

As per reports, Yeonmi Park had cosmetic plastic surgery, which consisted of jaw reshaping, nose job, and cheek tucks. However, she didn't confirm any news of surgery. Also, many of her followers still unknown about Yeonmi's surgery treatments.

Yeonmi Park posing for the picture
Caption: Yeonmi Park posing for the picture (Photo: Instagram)


Aisuam cosmetic surgery watchers claim that Park has only had rhinoplasty, but may have received eye surgery like many Koreans. She has been speaking out against human trafficking as a defector from North Korea.


Yeonmi Park's Family

In Hyesan, Ryanggang Province, she was born on 4th October 1993. Yeonmi's father Park Jin Sik was caught for illegal trading in 2002. Then, he was sentenced to hard labor at the Chungsan Reeducation camp in a show trial. He transported stolen goods and metals into China and illegally traded in Chinese-made items, including clothes, cigarettes, sugar, and rice. 

Yeonmi Park clicking selfie with her mother
Caption: Yeonmi Park clicking selfie with her mother (Photo: Instagram)


Unfortunately, her dad Jin died from colon cancer. Also, she has a siblings Eun-mi Park. Yeonmi's mother Keum Sook Byeon escape North Korea along with her daughters. She suffered a chronic case of pellagra due to malnutrition. During the time of escaping, Park had eaten dragonflies and cicadas. 

Childhood picture of Yeonmi Park with her father
Caption: Childhood picture of Yeonmi Park with her father (Photo: Instagram)


She fled to her mother's hometown of Kowon after escaping from North Korea. But she had to fled to the United States after her dad was arrested for smuggling metals. Park studied at Columbia University. Yeonmi has American nationality and is of Asian ethnicity. 


More on Yeonmi Park

Yeonmi Park works for the welfare of human beings and advocates against human trafficking in Asia. During her escape from North Korea, she endured the most traumatizing experiences before finally settling down in America.

Yeonmi Park posing for the picture
Caption: Yeonmi Park posing for the picture (Photo: Instagram)


Her career is a distinguished one, and it isn't often you hear about North Korean defectors in the public eye. Yeonmi is a single mom whose travels the world raising awareness about North Korea's repressive regime. Also, she is creating YouTube content. Yeonmi Park has a height of 5 feet 4 inches tall. As per reports, Yeonmi Park has earned an estimated net worth of $1.5 Million.