Who is Kristina Sunshine Jung? About George Jung Daughter

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Kristina Sunshine Jung is an American entrepreneur and actor. She is famous for being known as the daughter of a very famous drug smuggler George Jung. She became particularly famous after the release of the Oscar-nominated film “Blow” which is based on her father’s life.

This film showed the relationship between the father and daughter and how it ended badly. In real life though, Kristina has made peace with her father. The pair are now actually running a business together.

Unfortunately, Kristina’s childhood wasn’t really great because, at one point in her life, she was raised by her grandparents while her mom and dad were not there. Today, we will be providing you with her complete story along with her current whereabouts, her daughter’s death, her relationship with her parents, and more. So, let’s get right into it.

Kristina Sunshine Jung’s mother used to take drugs when she was pregnant with her

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Kristina Sunshine was born on 1st August 1978 in the United States. She is the daughter of a former drug trafficker and smuggler, George Jung, and his ex-wife Mirtha Jung. She had a very unfortunate past as both of her parents were criminals.

Shockingly, Kristina’s mother Mirtha used to take drugs when she was pregnant with her. Luckily, Kristina was born healthy. Her mother was arrested for drug smuggling and was sent to prison for a few years after Kristina was born.

Katrina’s father was also imprisoned for drug smuggling. It was really an unfortunate situation for her as both of her parents were arrested. Since both her parents were not able to raise her, Kristina was raised by her grandparents Frederick and Ermine Jung.

Her grandparents put in a lot of effort raising Kristina and made her a stable home. They looked after Kristina and took care of their granddaughter. They would send gifts like clothes and toys on holidays, birthdays, and other occasions. But all of this had stopped after her grandfather passed away.

After that, Kristina went to her aunt Marie’s place and this is where she actually grew up. She stayed with her aunt until she was 18. Kristina says that her grandparents and her aunt are the real reason why she is doing good in life right now.

Martha made several efforts to get rid of drugs while she was in prison. After completing her jail time, she quit drugs. Later, she began living a clean life. On the other hand, her father continued with the drugs.

Is Kristina Sunshine Hung married? Does she have any children?

According to her birthdate, Kristina is currently 43 years old and her zodiac sign is Leo. Thus, she was in a marital relationship with her ex-husband Romain Karan. It was reported that the two had been together since the early 2000s. Unfortunately, their relationship couldn’t last long as they decided to get a divorce in the mid-2010s.

The two have yet to provide information about their marriage and other personal details. Kristina is blessed with four children: two sons and two daughters. Similarly, their details haven’t been revealed yet.

When did Kristina’s parents get married? Where are they now?

Kristina’s parents George and Mirtha decided to tie the knot in 1997. At that time, it was reported that the couple was a business associates when they first met each other. Later, the two decided to convert their partnership into romance.

Mirtha was 10 years younger than George and they had led a happy married life for years until things started to take a sharp turn in their life. Their matrimonial relationship couldn’t last forever as they decided to split. They got divorced in 1984. However, both of them have agreed to share joint custody of their daughter.

After the two got divorced, Mirtha decided to remain out of the public eye. Whereas, George is in a relationship with his long-time partner Ronda Clay Spinello Jung.

Why was Kristina’s father imprisoned for 60 years?

Kristina Sunshine Jung with her father

Kristina’s father George started his business in the drug world after meeting Colombian drug dealer Carlos Lehder. After that, his business was boosted and at that time he imported 85% of the total American cocaine supply making him very very much rich as well.

He also worked with Pablo Escobar and many other drug lords he also bought his private plane to import drugs to the USA. As per various sources when he was at his career peak he was making more than $15 Million per drug import in the USA.

However, he was caught red-handed with 1,754 pounds (796 kg) of cocaine in Topeka, Kansas, in 1994. Subsequently, he pleaded guilty to three counts of conspiracy and was sentenced to 60 years. Fortunately, the duration of his imprisonment was reduced after Jung testified in the trial of his business partner named Carlos Lehder.

In June 2014, he was released from a New Jersey federal prison and transported to San Francisco. TMZ also made a report stating he will live in a halfway house on the West Coast.

Kristina’s relationship with her father

Kristina and her father reconnected after Geroge got out of jail, as per the TMZ. It was reported that the two speak on the phone for a while and Jung also stated that he and his daughter have planned to meet in near future. However, Jung never saw his daughter while in prison in the movie Blow.

But, his representative has told the outlet that they began to reconcile the past couple of years before his release in 2014. Additionally, it was also reported that Kristina used to visit her father occasionally in jail. Since then the two haven’t made many public appearances and there is no information about their present relationship.

George Jung Tried to Reconnect With His Daughter

After George was released from New Jersey federal prison in June 2014 he was transported to San Francisco and as per TMZ report, Jung and his daughter speak on the phone for while Jung also stated that he and his daughter has planned to meet in near future.

In 2016 it was also heard that Kristina’s father was planning to develop a reality show called Poverty Sucks, and this show will represent the relationship between this family and also include the struggle to make money in prison.

Who portrayed the role of Kristina Sunshine Jung in the movie Blow?

The 2001 movie titled “Blow” was based on George’s life from a high school football star to the most infamous drug lord. In the movie, Johnny Depp portrayed the role of George Jung while Penelope Cruz portrayed the role of George’s wife Mirtha Jung. Kristina Sunshine Jung’s role was portrayed by the actress Emma Roberts.

It was also reported that Kristina herself had made a cameo appearance in the movie but her scenes were ultimately removed from the film. The movie was successful and it grossed $83 million against the budget of $53 million.

85 Percent of America’s Cocaine imported by her father

After George started his business in the drug world after meeting Colombian drug dealer Carlos Lehder, his business was boosted and at that time he imported 85% of the total American cocaine supply making him very very much rich as well.

He also worked with Pablo Escobar and many other drug lords he also bought his private plane to import drugs to the USA. As per various sources when he was at his career peak he was making more than $15 Million per drug import in the USA.

The tragic death of Kristina’s daughter

Kristina’s life has been tragic for the most part. She had a terrible childhood and what’s worse is that she even have to go through a terrible family os at the beginning of the year 2021. Her daughter Athena Romina died in a dreadful car accident on 16th January at the Indian, Valley Reservior.

Athena was just 19 years old at the time of her death. An officer named Joel Skeen of the Clear Lake area revealed that the driver of an off-road vehicle was arrested on suspicion of a felony gross vehicular manslaughter. Kristina was devasted by the loss of her daughter and while struggling to cope with her daughter’s demise, she said to The Press Democrat, “Athena was a beautiful soul.”

However, she had to suffer even more because she lost her father in the same year. Her father George died at his Weymouth, Massachusetts home on 5th May 2021.

What is Kristina up to these days?

Kristina Sunshine Jung

Kristina has become a successful businesswoman and is currently running her own clothing line called BG Apparel (Boston George). On her Instagram profile, she has claimed herself as an entrepreneur but she has kept most of her business details out of the public. She also used to tun merchandise with her late father.

Additionally, she has also tried her hands at writing and poetry. She has been also working on an upcoming book about her mother. Unfortunately, she has remained out of the public ever since she lost her daughter and father.

Currently, she resides in Santa Rosa, California with her three children. Initially, she moved to Sana Rosa in 2016 after her divorce from her husband.

How much does Kristina earn? Her presence on social media

At the present, Kristina Jung’s actual net worth is not really known as she has remained under the wraps from the media and the internet. She has made a good amount of money from the licensing of the movie “Blow” though. She pulled in $150K from this movie. Aside from this, we don’t know much about her other career and salaries.

It is also revealed that her father, had a net worth of only $10k at the time of his death. In the past, he had made $3 million from his smuggling business in 1967. Furthermore, his daily earnings were between $3 million to $5 million a day back in the 1970s.

It seems that Kristina is fairly active on Instagram, Currently, she has got over 62.8k followers but she has kept her account private. You can click the link to go to her Instagram profile.

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