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Comedian Ali Wong and Justin Hakuta are Parting Ways after 8 years of Marriage

Baby Cobra star and entrepreneur Justin Hakuta is calling it quits after eight years of marriage. The couple confirmed that they would be taking a divorce this week. Both have made a mutual decision and will continue to have an amicable relationship. Read on to know more.

Divorce is confirmed

Hakuta has always been a subject matter of Wong’s stand-ups. The 39-year-old comedian never failed to brag about her husband’s academic and career achievements. In the 2016 Netflix special Baby Cobra, Wong revealed that:

Wong performed her 2016 Netflix special “Baby Cobra while he was pregnant. Wong said she knew Hakuta, son of game show host Ken Hakuta, was husband-material straight away.

“The first thing I learned about him was that, at the time, he was attending Harvard Business School. And I was like, ‘Oh my God, I’m gonna trap (him),’ ” Wong said. “And I trapped (him) 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.” 

Now, things aren’t the same as the Harvard Business School graduate and Wong have decided to part way amicably. Wong’s rep confirmed their divorce by saying, “It’s amicable and they will continue to co-parent lovingly.” The couple has two daughters: Mari (6) and Nikki (5).

Mid-life Crisis

Wong and Justin Hakuta met for the first time at a friend’s wedding reception in 2010. Hakuta is a Fulbright scholar and a student at Harvard. She instantly fell in love with him. The two tied the knot in 2014.

The ex-vice president of GoodRX, a technology company is the son of Japanese-American inventor and TV personality Ken Hakuta. Everything was good between the two until Wong revealed her mid-life crisis in her latest comedy special “Don Wong”. She stated that she wanted to cheat on her husband now that she is rich and famous.

Wong said, “Only other married people with kids can empathize with the deep envy people I feel towards you single people. You don’t know how free you are. You can eat an edible at 2 p.m., go to the aquarium, and watch the jellyfish go back and forth.”

She added, “You single people, you don’t know what it’s like to eat a cold quesadilla that your toddler threw on the floor, because it’s easier to put it in your mouth than travel to the trash, while you repeat to yourself over and over, that child abuse is illegal!”

Wong also released a memoir Dear Girls: Intimate Tale and Untold Secrets And Advice for Living Your Best Life in 2019 wherein she expressed how she couldn’t depend on her husband. She stated that she signed a prenup just before her wedding.

In this memoir, Wong said, “I was more motivated to make my own money because I signed a document specifically outlining how much I couldn’t depend on my husband. My father always praised ‘the gift of fear.’ And that prenup scared the shit 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.”

TThe couple has lived an adventurous journey for eight long years. However, it appears that Wong needs more from life and the two have decided mutually decided to part their ways. It is a good thing that they’d be co-parenting, after all, it’s the children that suffer the most from a divorce. What say, eh?

Mallika
I am Mallika Singh, a lawyer and writer by profession. Writing gives me a sense of freedom and independence. I am a keen observer and an ardent reader. When not at work, you can find me at the stable. Horse riding is another passion that keeps me going.
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