Dustin Nguyen has been a proud father to his three adorable children and an adorable husband to his wife, Bebe Pham, for nearly a decade.
Dustin Nguyen is a prominent Asian-American actor and filmmaker whose glittering career spans over three decades and completely changed the narrative of Asian American men.
However, his personal life was not as perfect as it used to be now.
Dustin Nguyen experienced a tragic life with his first wife, Angela Rockwood, which eventually pushed him to give up acting.
So what happened between Dustin Nguyen and his first wife, Angela Rockwood? How did his journey back to his homeland Vietnam change his life for good? Let’s explore it all.
The tragic marital life of Dustin Nguyen
While everything was going well in both the personal and professional life of Dustin Nguyen, a tragic accident completely changed the course of his life and himself as an individual.
In 2001, his wife at the time, Angela Rockwood, was involved in a horrific car accident on a California freeway that resulted in the death of fellow actor Thuy Trang from the “Mighty Morphin Power Rangers,” rendering Rockwood paralyzed.
Nguyen was attempting to provide for her while continuing in his profession. “Professionally, I hit rock bottom, and personally, I was pretty devastated with what was happening in my personal life,” he said during his interview with TODAY.
And after the horrific incident, Nguyen eventually gave up acting and found work in a warehouse.
Nguyen was working his regular job and unsure whether he wanted to resume acting when Rockwood advised him to try it. He was cast in the role, and the next thing he knew, he was back again. However, nothing special happened for Nguyen for a decade, making his personal life harder with each passing day. Eventually, Dustin Nguyen called off his marriage with Angela Rockwood and finalized the divorce in 2012.
Dustin’s second wife changed his life for good.
After enduring a decade of hardships, Dustin Nguyen decided to move back to his homeland, Vietnam, and restart his life. And fortunately, his decision paid off brilliantly.
Within months of his move back to Vietnam, Dustin Nguyen’s life changed after he met his second wife, Bebe Pham. Similarly, The duo first crossed paths in the sets of Zero-Tolerance, as co-stars and were smitten from their first meet. And after finding everlasting happiness and solace in the arms of each other, Bebe Pham and Dustin Nguyen walked down the aisle in 2012 and embarked on a new journey as husband and wife.
As for how Bebe and I first met, Nguyen told PEOPLE, “It was just one of those things.” We simply got along. That we would be together and have our own family was not something either of us would have anticipated.
Together the happily married pair are parents to their three children.
Nguyen shared with PEOPLE that his decision to return to his country of origin is “just destiny, I suppose.” “Ten years ago, if you had asked me if I would live or work in Vietnam, I would never have thought it. But here, I’ve discovered a great deal of creative fulfillment for me as an actor and, eventually, as a producer and director.
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