Jimmy Smits Wife, Children, Family, Net Worth
A married man once, Jimmy Smits' couldn't remain faithful to his vows for long and eventually faced an inevitable divorce from his wife.
Though he did eventually find love again, his previous relationship suggested that the romance wasn't going to last long.
So, did the actor eventually part ways with his girlfriend or is his he still together with her? Let's find out!
Marriage & Children
American actor Jimmy Smits has lived his share of a well-running married life. He was happily wedded to his high school sweetheart, Barbara Smits.
Jimmy and his wife had their wedding on 10 June 1980; however, the two had already started a family long before their marriage.
While the actor was only 19, Barbara had given birth to their daughter Taina Smits.
Likewise, the birth of the couple's son Kino Smits four year after their marriage only added to their happiness. Unfortunately though, on 22nd June, the couple separated officially.
Years have passed since the split and today; his ex-wife is no longer alive. Jimmy's ex-partner Barbara lost her life to pneumonia on 16th April 2019.
But still today, many are left wondering what had gone wrong in the Star Wars actor's married life all of a sudden. However, looking at the incidents following their divorce, the reasons are apparent.
Dating Life With Girlfriend
While the artist was still a married man, he was having an open affair with Wanda De Jesus. Wanda is a well-known actress, who has starred in movies like Robocop 2 and Ghost Of Mars. It's not known how the pair first commenced their romance, but it did bring havoc in Jimmy's marriage.
Jimmy Smits and girlfriend Wanda De Jesus attend Saban Community Clinic's Annual Dinner in November 2014 (Photo: zimbio.com)
As many married women would, his late former wife Barbara didn't take the news so well. In November 1987, things got heated up after Barbara called the authorities claiming that her then-husband and Wanda were shouting and disturbing the peace at her home.
The police officers interrogated both the L.A Law star and his girlfriend. After the incident was filed in court, the judge gave both of them probation for about a year and a half.
As of 2019, Jimmy and his girlfriend are assumed to be still dating, and no report has suggested otherwise. However, the pair is yet to get married and start a family of their own.
Bio: Age, Family, Ethnicity
Jimmy - height 6 feet & 3 inches (1.9m) - was born on 9th July 1955 in Brooklyn, New York. His father Cornelis Leendert Smits possessed German and South American roots. Likewise, his mother was originally from Puerto Rico. As a result, the TV icon of American nationality inherits a mixed ethnicity.
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The 64-year-old actor also has two sisters named Yvonne and Diana Smits in his family.
What Is His Net Worth?
Surprisingly, even though the American actor is not considered an A-lister in Hollywood, he has accumulated an impressive net worth of $25 million. On top of that, he receives a salary of $150K per episode through series like NYPD Blue and the 2019 TV show, Bluff City Law.
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Also, he managed to make a lavish lifestyle out of his earnings. In May 1993, he purchased a 4,405 sq ft home in California for $ 1.5 million.