Is O.J. Murder Witness Kato Kaelin Married? Meet His New Wife

By RahulPublished on: April 12, 2024 Updated on: May 11, 2024
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O.J. Simpson, a figure who has captivated and divided the public like few others, has died at the age of 76. Known for his illustrious career in football and later as a broadcaster and actor, Simpson’s life took a dramatic turn as he became embroiled in a highly publicized murder trial from which he was acquitted.

His family released a statement on X (formerly known as Twitter) confirming his death:

On April 10th, our father, Orenthal James Simpson, succumbed to his battle with cancer. He was surrounded by his children and grandchildren. During this time of transition, his family asks that you please respect their wishes for privacy and grace.

After Simpson’s death due to prostate cancer, a lot of people who had been following the case for so long, are now curious about what happened to Kato Kaelin, one of the witnesses in the case.

One thing everyone is asking is, is Kato married? Well, Yes, he is married. For many years after his first divorce, Kaelin never even had a thought of tying the knot, until he married again in May 2022. His second wife is Shengyi Xue, an actress and model with Chinese heritage.

Kato Kaelin enjoying at his wedding
Kato surrounded his loved ones. Source: Instagra

The public got a glimpse of their marriage through pictures from the wedding shared by Kaelin’s daughter, Tiffany Kaelin.

Kato and Shengyi, who is also known as Nan Xue, started dating at least in 2019. They were seen together at various public events, including the Fighters Only World MMA Awards and the Life & Style 2019 Pre-Grammy Party, before deciding to marry.

Back in 2022, their relationship caught the attention for all the wrong reasons. They were spotted stealing fresh fruits from some random person’s home in Burbank, California.

Before marrying her, he was dating Leyna Nguyen, a former anchor and podcaster. Moreover, he was previously married to Cynthia Coulter from 1983 to 1989.

Through the years, he has dated a number of gorgeous ladies including Barbara Dare, Elizabeth Daily, Amber Thompson, and Leyna Nguyen.

Know about Kato’s Daughter

His baby girl, Tiffany is a plus-size activist and a fashion stylist. She is married to her boyfriend of several years Ryan.


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How Kato Reacted After O.J. Simpson’s Death?

Brian ‘Kato’ Kaelin, famously linked to the 1995 O.J. Simpson murder trial, reflected on Simpson’s passing. Kaelin, who lived on Simpson’s property at the time Nicole Brown Simpson and Ron Goldman were murdered, became a key but controversial witness during the trial.

Kaelin’s involvement in the trial was significant. He testified about Simpson’s actions and whereabouts before and after the murders, providing details that sometimes contradicted Simpson’s version of events. His testimony brought critical insights to the timeline prosecutors were trying to establish.

However, his inconsistent statements during the trial led Marcia Clark, the lead prosecutor, to declare him a hostile witness, as per the Chicago Tribune.

A young Kato Kaelin at the Oj trial
He was deemed a hostile witness. Source: The Boston Globe

Upon learning of Simpson’s death, Kaelin expressed his feelings through a video statement on Instagram. He began by extending his condolences to Simpson’s children, Sydney Brook, Jason, Justin, and Arnell, stating,

Foremost, I’d like to express my condolences to the children, they lost their father, and that is never easy.

Kaelin also spoke about the broader impact of the trial and Simpson’s death, commenting on the ongoing pain it has inflicted on the families involved.
He noted the long-term effects on both the Brown and Goldman families, highlighting the unresolved anguish, ‘It’s horrible what he did to families, of putting them through pain. And the pain always will be there.’

Likewise, in a phone conversation with the USA Today, Kato said,

And I don’t know if he had that moment of penance that he confessed to whoever he believes in. And I don’t know if he’s going to heaven or hell. I believe in heaven and hell myself. So I don’t know if he died knowing what he had done or if he had a penance to whatever.

In his reflections, Kaelin voiced a mix of personal closure and continued empathy for the families affected by the tragic events of 1994.

What is Kato’s Ethnicity?

He has a mixed ethnical background, with his father (Al) being German, French, English, and Dutch, and his mother (Isabelle), a Polish.

His Net Worth

As of 2024, the 65 year-old actor and TV personality is worth $2 million.

About Author: Rahul

Rahul has been diving into the world of entertainment in niches like celebrity, anime, and health articles since 2016. As a passionate writer, he combines personal experiences with thorough research to create content that's not only informative but also relatable and engaging.