Kristina Sunshine Jung is an American entrepreneur who is best known as the daughter of drug smuggler George Jacob Jung. Despite having a rich father, Kristina Jung still had a tough childhood. Her parents were kingpins and had to face all of the legal battles during her childhood. Her story is showcased in the Oscar-nominated movie Blow in which Emma Roberts portrayed Kristina while Johnny Depp played the role of her father George Jung.
Kristina Sunshine Jung’s Age and Childhood
Kristina Sunshine Jung was born on 1978 August 1, in the United States. She is of Cuban and Irish descent having Leo as her star sign. Her father George Jacob Jung and her mother Mirtha Jung both were infamous drug lords and were involved in many other crimes. Her mother never wanted her daughter to be a part of their criminal life.
Kristina’s parents were arrested during her childhood leaving. Her grandparents Fredrick Jung and Ernie Jung raised her after then.
Her Mother was Arrested For Having Drugs
George Jung attended the University of Tennessee after completing his high school studies. However, he was ignorant of his studies and was more focused on partying. He ultimately left his studies and started making money by selling marijuana.
At the age of 24, Jung met his future wife, Mirtha Jung who was a drug addict. The two eventually started dating and after enjoying a relationship for years, they got married in 1977.
Mirtha was busted in the event at her 38th birthday party leading to her being arrested. She was released in 1981 since then she stayed away from drugs.
Whereas George also tried to stay clean and made a great effort to make their relationship work. But they went on to part ways in the year 1984 after their divorce, her father went back to the game of kingpin.
Kristina Sunshine Jung’s Dad George Jung was a Druglord
Kristina’s dad George went on into the world of crime and drugs while being one of the parts of the Medellin Cartel. At the peak of the 80s, he was part of the crib who was also the largest drug trafficker earning about 420 million dollars in a week.
Once a great drug lord who worked with Pablo Escobar. He has made quite a name in the crime world.
Mr. Jung had a more glorified view of himself. “I don’t call myself a gangster,” he told The Boston Globe in 1993.
Likewise, George had powered and tasted Hollywood rich and fame burning through several fortunes. He also helped run a cartel which was also considered a horrendous organization energized with blood and money.
However, in 1991, he was arrested and imprisoned for 60 years. Since his release, George has stayed clean and maintained a crime-free life.
Her Relationship With Her Dad
Even after facing all of these awful memories of her childhood, it might not be a surprise that Kristina Jung Sunshine had a ghastly relationship with her parents. She always stays away from the media keeping privacy about her life and personal matters
When her dad was arrested and prisoned in 1991 she didn’t meet him but following his release, they both were seen together. They both went on to start a business together. Later in 2021, her dad passed away which made her devasted.
Emma Roberts Portrayed Kristina Jung Sunshine in “Blow”
Kristina Sunshine Jung was a part of the Oscar-nominated film Blow which was based on the true story of her father George Jung and his drug lord life story. Johnny Depp, Penélope Cruz and Emma Roberts played the role of George, Mirtha and Kristina respectively in the movie.
The movie was made under a budget of 53 million dollars and it collected 82 million dollars marking its glory. Kristina had helped in writing the script. Kristina’s part was later on deducted by the government. However, she publically neglected all the publicity until the movie was released.
Kristina later launched a business with her dad. Apparel and Merchandise Inc sells clothing brands with Jung’s image in their designs and books.
Kristina has written a book Recovery from Blow. According to reports, she is currently writing a book about her mother Mirtha.
Is Kristina Sunshine Jung Married?
Kristina Sunshine Jung is currently 44 years old and is not in a relationship with anyone at present. However, she was previously married to a man named Romain Karan. The former couple enjoyed their married life for a while but later separate with a divorce in 2016. There is not much information about the wedding but what we know is that Kristina shares four children, two daughters and two sons, with her ex-husband Karan.
Her Daughter Died in Car Accident
The year 2021 was quite a devastating year for Kristina Jung as in that year her eldest child, daughter Athena died in a car accident. She was killed by two felonies under the influence of alcohol near Indian Valley Reservoir, Clear Lake. Athena was a passenger while her friend was in a driving seat.
‘Athena was a beautiful soul’ Kristina stated.
Kristina later told PressDemoCrat that Athena was friendly and responsible and quite fond of her siblings. She was trying to cope with her eldest one’s death as it has been quite hard for her.
Her Father’s Death
Kristina Jung Sunshine was struggling with her daughter’s death but unfortunately in the same year on May 5, her father George Jung also passed away. His loved ones announced his death on social media. The cause of death has not been officially revealed but as per the report, he was admitted to the hospital for his liver problems. His loved ones were seen at his funeral
Following his release from prison, George stayed clean making his life better he stayed away from drugs and crime.
Kristina Jung Sunshine Net Worth
It’s no surprise Kristina was born into a famous and wealthy family. Even born with a silver spoon her wealth was a result of a crime committed by her parents. Her father used to earn millions and reportedly he had an estimated net worth of $3 million.
While Kristina has never been part of her father’s crime fame and wealth, she has made name for herself. She runs a clothing business and writes books to earn money. The 44-year-old has an estimated net worth of $150,000, as of 2022.
Running a cartel and earning millions it might not be a surprise that Kristina’s father had bought several properties. Meanwhile, in the time of his kingpin era, his family was found to have a bungalow back in Manhattan. However, in his old age, he was staying in his family home in Weymouth.