Kristina Sunshine Jung is famous as the daughter of former drug lord George Jung. Her mother Mirtha Jung is also a former drug dealer.
However, Kristina went through lots of misfortunes during her early years because of her parents’ legal issues. At one point, Jung was raised by her grandparents while her mom and dad were not there. How unfortunate it was for a child to be raised without her parents.
So, let’s find out about her relationship with her parents, especially with her father. In the meantime, we will explore her current whereabouts, her daughter’s death, and more.
What does Kristina Sunshine Jung do for a living?
George has become a successful businesswoman. She currently runs her own clothing line called BG Apparel (Boston George). Sunshine mentioned herself as an entrepreneur on her Instagram bio but kept most of her business details out of the public radar.
Additionally, George Jung’s daughter used to run merchandise with her late father. In addition, she also has tried her hands at writing and poetry. Kristina has even worked on an upcoming book about her mother.
Her Date of Birth and Early Life
Kristina was born on August 1st, 1978 and her age is 45 in 2022. She is the daughter of George Jung, a former drug trafficker, and smuggler, and Mirtha Jung. When Kristina’s mother was pregnant with her, Mirtha used to take drugs, but thankfully, the girl was born healthy.
Some times after Kristina’s birth, Mirtha was arrested for drug smuggling and was sent to jail for a few years. Apparently, her dad was also imprisoned at the same time. Kristina, a toddler at that time, then started living with her grandparents Frederick and Ermine Jung.
Kristina Sunshine Jung’s Parents’ Marriage
Her late father Geroge and mother Mirtha exchanged their vows in 1997. Tabloids reported the couple was a business associate when they first came across. They later decided to convert their partnership into romance.
George’s wife Mirtha is a 10-year younger than him but they led a happy married life for years. However, their matrimonial relationship didn’t sustain for a long time and they divorced in 1984.
The two later agreed to share joint custody of their daughter.
Their Life After Divorce
Following their separation, Mirtha has remained totally out of the public eye. Geroge, on the other hand, was already the boss of his cocaine empire. He was a part of the Medellín Cartel, a known Colombian drug cartel. He was responsible for up to 85% of the cocaine that was smuggled into the United States in the 80s and 90s at the time.
Kristina’s Father George Imprisoned For 60-Year
In 1994, her dad George was caught red-handed with 1,754 pounds (796 kg) of cocaine in Topeka, Kansas. George subsequently pleaded guilty to three counts of conspiracy and was sentenced to 60 years.
But his jail term was later reduced after Jung testified in the trial of Carlos Lehder, his business partner. He was released from a New Jersey federal prison in June 2014. After his release, TMZ reported he will live in a halfway house on the West Coast.
As of 2022, George is in a relationship with his long-time partner Ronda Clay Spinello Jung. They have been together for several years now. Some tabloids even reported George and Ronda are already married.
His partner Ronda is from Rockford, Illinois. She attended Auburn High School and later went to the Science at Rock Valley College.
Emma Roberts Played Kristina Sunshine Jung on Blow
In the 2001 movie, Blow, based on George’s life from a high school football star to the most infamous drug lord, Johnny Depp appeared as George Jung while Penelope Cruz portrayed his wife Mirtha Jung. Similarly, the actress Emma Roberts played the role of Kristina Jung.
As per sources, Sunshine had also made a cameo appearance in the movie but her scenes were ultimately cut from the film. In fact, the movie grossed $83 million against the budget of $53 million.
Relationship With Dad: Did George Jung Ever See His Daughter?
According to TMZ, the father and daughter have reconnected since George got out of jail. Although the movie Blow shows that Jung never saw his daughter while in prison, his representative told the outlet they began to reconcile in the past couple of years before his release in 2014.
An insider further revealed that Kristina visited her Smuggler dad occasionally in jail. They had also made a plan to see each other in the future.
Since then, there is no further update on their estranged relationship.
Who is Kristina Sunshine Husband?
Kristina, 45, was previously married to her ex-husband named Romain Karan. The couple had reportedly been together since the early 2000s. While the information about their marriage and other personal details is a little bit private, the two divorced in the mid-2010s.
Besides, Kristina also had four children including two daughters and two sons.
Kristina Sunshine Jung’s Daughter Died In a Car Accident
Unfortunately, Kristina had to go through a terrible family loss at the beginning of the year 2021. Sadly, her daughter Athena Romina was killed in a dreadful car accident on 16th Jan at the Indian Valley Reservoir. She was only 19 years old at the time of her death.
Following the tragic accident, officer Joel Skeen of the Clear Lake area said the driver of an off-road vehicle was arrested on suspicion of a felony gross vehicular manslaughter.
Her devasted mother Kristina who is still struggling to cope with the loss of her daughter said to The Press Democrat,
“Athena was a beautiful soul.”
Unfortunately, Kristina also lost her father in the same year. Her dad George died on 5th May 2021 at his Weymouth, Massachusetts home.
Where is Kristina Sunshine Jung today?
Ever since a double family tragedy took a huge toll on her, Sunshine has remained more private. As per sources, Kristina currently resides in Santa Rosa, California with her three children. She actually moved to Sana Rosa in 2016 after her divorce from her husband.
Net Worth of Kristina Sunshine Jung
She has racked a good fortune from her career as a businesswoman. Her net worth currently stands at $150k, according to Celebrity Net Worth. On the other side, her father had a $10k net worth at the time of his death.
In 1967, her dad made $3 million from his smuggling business. Furthermore, Georgy’s daily earnings were between $3 million to $5 million a day in the 1970s.
Kristina Sunshine Jung is active on Instagram. She has over 63.8k Instagram followers as of 2023. But, her account is private.