Ali Wong and Justin Hakuta are divorcing after eight years of marriage, Wong’s rep confirmed to People on Tuesday. “It’s amicable and they will continue to coparent lovingly,” a source told the publication.
Wong and Hakuta first met at a mutual friend’s wedding in 2010. “The first thing I learned about him was that, at the time, he was attending Harvard Business School,” Wong shared in her 2016 Netflix special, “Baby Cobra.” “And I was like, ‘Oh my God, I’m gonna trap his ass. Going to trap his ass!’ And I trapped his ass initially by not kissing him until the fifth date, which is a very unusual move on my part. But I did it on purpose because I knew that he was a catch.”
The comedian and entrepreneur wed four years later in San Francisco. They have two daughters together, 6-year-old Mari and 4-year-old Nikki. In her 2019 book, “Dear Girls: Intimate Tales, Untold Secrets and Advice For Living Your Best Life,” Wong opened up about how Hakuta being a successful businessman motivated her to make her own money. “I was very motivated to make my own money because I signed a document specifically outlining how much I couldn’t depend on my husband,” Wong wrote, per Us Weekly. “My father always praised ‘the gift of fear,’ and that prenup scared the sh*t out of me. In the end, being forced to sign that prenup was one of the greatest things that ever happened to me and my career.”
Neither Wong nor Hakuta have addressed the split on social media.
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