Musician Anderson .Paak Divorces wife Jaylyn Chang, over “irreconcilable differences.”
Grammy-winning musician Anderson .Paak, known by his real name Brandon Paak Anderson, filed for divorce from his wife Jaylyn Chang after 13 years of marriage. Citing “irreconcilable differences,” Paak is seeking to terminate the court’s ability to award spousal support to either party, according to court documents obtained by Us Weekly.
Paak and Chang are parents to two sons, Soul Rasheed, 13, and Shine Tariq, 6, and Paak is requesting shared legal and physical custody of their children.
While the date of their separation was not specified, the couple got married on November 23, 2010. Paak, who has been private about his personal life, did not correct reports stating that he got married in 2011. This is Paak’s second marriage, as he was previously married at the age of 21 for two years.
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In a July 2016 interview with The Breakfast Club, Paak referred to Chang as the “only wife that matters.” He shared that they met at the Musicians Institute in Hollywood, where he was hired as a band member for a gospel class. Paak attributes his family, including his wife and sons, to his passion for music.
Chang, who immigrated from Korea with no knowledge of English, has been influential in Paak’s life, especially in reconnecting him with his Korean heritage. In an interview with Hypebeast in April 2023, Paak mentioned that his marriage to Chang has helped him learn more about his Korean culture.
Describing his sons as identifying strongly with their Korean heritage, Paak highlighted the importance of raising biracial children in a household that embraces and teaches them about both their Korean and Black heritage.
Chang, who is described as a singer in a gospel rock band, has been an integral part of Paak’s life and the upbringing of their children. They have raised their sons in a bilingual household, where both Korean and English are spoken.