Ali Wong and Justin Hakuta, a successful entrepreneur, have announced their separation. Two children were born to the couple.
It doesn’t look like he’ll always be her “maybe” or “baby,” either.
Ali Wong and Justin Hakuta, who have been married for eight years, are divorcing, according to a statement from the comedian. As an insider put it, “It’s cordial, and they’re going to continue co-parenting lovingly.”
A friend’s wedding in 2009 is where Wong and Hakuta — the son of inventor and TV celebrity Ken Hakuta (also known as Dr. Fad) — met, according to her book Dear Girls: Intimate Tales, Untold Secrets, and Advice for Living Your Best Life. A prenuptial agreement was signed by Wong when they married in 2014, according to the book.
“I signed a document stating how much I couldn’t rely on my husband’s income,” she wrote. “I felt highly determined to create my own money.” “‘The gift of terror‘ was something my father instilled in me, and that prenup was terrifying. My work and personal life have benefited greatly from signing that prenuptial agreement.”nnnnnnnnnnnnn
They have two children together: Mari and Nikki, who were born at 39 years of age to the comedian and the businessman. Ali Wong: Don Wong, Wong’s most recent stand-up special, frequently references Hakuta. Wong made a joke about ending herself in “monogamy jail” after she “pressured the s—t out of my then-boyfriend to propose to me” in the Netflix special, which premiered in February.
“It was completely out of control. I got what I wanted, “she stated. “My husband proposed to me, we were married and had two children after that. Back in the day, seven years later, I don’t know why I did that. I believe that what happened was that at the moment, my comedic career was in jeopardy. I was having a hard time. And then I freaked out. ‘I don’t know if I can succeed in this world on my own,’ I thought to myself. So, in order to keep myself from becoming homeless, I must capture this Harvard Business School grad. But now, I’ve come to realise that I can succeed on my own. Because of this, I’d prefer to spend time alone. Those of you who are married with children will understand my intense jealousy of those of you who aren’t. You have no idea how liberated you truly feel.”
According to Wong, she allows Hakuta to “veto stuff” in her act. Aside from subject matter, “word choice” is the most important factor, she explained. If I can find a way to make it amusing, then no subject is off limits.
Couple’s counselling was also a topic of conversation for Wong. Within the first two or three years of having children,” she told TIME in October 2019. “I don’t see how for us we couldn’t go to couple’s counselling.” “This has been critical for us, and if you’re not in couple’s counselling, I wish you well in your interpersonal communication efforts. What is going on in the relationships of your friends and coworkers is something you can’t predict. I’m 37, and things are starting to go awry. It’s the individuals you wouldn’t expect to get divorced that are getting it done. Things appeared to be going well at first glance.”
People broke the news of the split first.