Lena Waithe’s Wife Has Filed for Divorce!

Lena Waithe’s wife Alana Mayo has filed for divorce 10 months after the couple announced their separation.

On Sunday, “E! News” confirmed that Mayo filed the documents in a Los Angeles court on Friday.

In January of this year, the two issued a joint statement confirming their split — just two months after Waithe announced their marriage.

“After careful thought and consideration, we have decided to part ways,” their reps said. “We have nothing but support for one another and ask that you respect our privacy during this time.”

On a November 2019 episode of “The Ellen DeGeneres Show,” Waithe — who won an Emmy for her work on “Master of None” — told guest host John Legend she and Mayo secretly got married in San Francisco.

“We snuck and did it,” the creator of “The Chi” said while showing off a wedding ring on her left hand. “You know, we didn’t make any announcements.

“It was her idea, like all good things are,” the “Queen & Slim” screenwriter continued. “She was just driving and she saw the courthouse and she said, ‘We should get married there.’ And I said, ‘Cool, I’m down.’”

While appearing on “The Real” in February 2019, Waithe spoke about wanting an informal ceremony.

“For a lot of people, a wedding is, like, it’s their day. It’s like their one chance to shine and be a star, and it’s fantastic. For us, when we go to premieres and whatnot, that’s like every other week. It becomes a chore almost to get up, get dressed, walk down the aisle, the carpet,” she dished.

“For us, we really kind of wanted to not have that day be produced, and not be doing a whole big thing. And also, my fiancée’s a little more behind the scenes and subtle, so we just want to do a really intimate-like thing, just she and I.”

Waithe proposed to Mayo on Thanksgiving Day 2017 during a trip to Tokyo.


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