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Ali Wong Explains Her “Unconventional” Divorce and How She and Her Ex-Husband Stayed “Finest Mates”

Regardless of deciding to finish their marriage after eight years collectively, Ali Wong mentioned that their breakup nonetheless hasn’t stopped her and ex-husband Justin Hakuta from remaining “greatest mates.”

The comic and the tech entrepreneur first introduced their cut up in April 2022, and a 12 months later, she says that whereas their romantic relationship might have come to an finish, their friendship is stronger than ever. In an interview printed on Wednesday, Wong instructed The Hollywood Reporter, “We have been via a lot collectively. It is a very unconventional divorce.” On the day of her dialog with the outlet, for instance, she had simply come from taking part in a sport of pickleball with Hakuta, and she or he mentioned that he will even be becoming a member of her on tour this summer season as she tries out some new materials on the street about what her life has been like since their divorce. The previous couple’s two daughters Mari and Nikki will even be part of them on the street journey.

The At all times Be My Perhaps star defined, “I am nonetheless workshopping it, however the bones are there and it got here to me very quick. That is the primary hour I am doing since I began the place I am single. I feel we’ll name it the Single Woman tour.” Wong additionally addressed hypothesis that her earlier comedy particular, Don Wong, performed a task within the dissolution of her marriage. Within the present, she makes a number of jokes about her relationship, together with that she’s envious of single folks as she “too, was as soon as free” however “like an fool, I requested this dude to ask me to go to jail. And now I am in monogamy jail and I do not know the right way to get out.” However Wong mentioned that individuals are studying a bit an excessive amount of into her jokes, replying, “I can not assist that. Probably not.”

What actually stunned the comic, nonetheless, is simply how many individuals cared that they had been getting a divorce in any respect. “I didn’t count on the announcement to be so widespread, however by far the toughest half about getting divorced was my mom’s response,” she defined. “I had instructed her earlier than that I assumed we would get divorced, and she or he was actually upset. She appeared me within the eye and requested, ‘Are you able to simply wait till I die?’ She was actually asking me to not reside a life for myself. However she’s 82, what do I count on? She hasn’t had her interval in 40 years. She’s within the sha-ha-hallows of senior citizenship. But it surely was nonetheless actually fucking arduous coping with all her concern of the disgrace it could carry her.” Wong continued, “However then, what was form of cool in regards to the announcement was that she did not have to inform any of her mates. All of them discovered as a result of it made it to a bunch of the Chinese language and Vietnamese newspapers—I nonetheless cannot imagine why on earth they’d be fascinated about me—and so they all referred to as her. She died 1,000,000 deaths in at some point after which awoke the subsequent day and was like, ‘I survived.’ She nonetheless sees Justin a ton.”

Wong and Hakuta first met in 2010 at a good friend’s wedding ceremony reception when Hakuta was nonetheless a scholar at Harvard Enterprise College and a Fulbright scholar. They hit it off and 4 years later in November 2014, the couple wed in San Francisco, welcoming their first daughter a 12 months later. The comic’s consultant confirmed the information of their cut up on the time, including, “It is amicable and they’re going to proceed to co-parent lovingly.”

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