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Updated December 23rd, 2023 at 16:08 IST

Beef actress Ali Wong files for divorce from husband Justin Hakuta years after separation

Comedian and actor Ali Wong has decided to part ways from her husband Justin Hakuta, months after announcing separation. The actress tied the knot in 2014.

Reported by: Republic Entertainment Desk
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Ali Wong | Image:Instagram
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Beef actress and popular Netflix comedian Ali Wong has officially filed for divorce from husband Justin Hakuta. The couple announced their separation in April 2022 and have now decided to go ahead with the legal proceedings. As per media reports, ‘irreconcilable differences’ between them have been stated as grounds for divorce. The now estranged couple reportedly met at a friend’s reception party in 2010 and ended up trying the knot in 2014.

Ali Wong has filed for divorce nine years after marriage 

On December 22, Ali Wong moved to Beverly Hills court to officially file divorce papers. A source close to the actress confirmed the news to TMZ. The couple separated in April 2022 and the official court documents cited, ‘irreconcilable differences’ for the same. The couple is currently in the midst of custody and prenup paperwork. 

Ali Wong with her husband file photo | Image: Instagram 

The 41-year-old actress co-parents two minor daughters - Mari (8) and Nikki (6)  with her husband Justin Hakuta. The actress has requested joint physical and legal custody of the daughters. She has also asked for a prenup to be enforced as the couple is battling out assets, as per TMZ. 

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When Ali Wong spoke about her mother’s reaction to the divorce

Ever since she has announced her separation, Ali Wong has been making jokes talking about her marriage. In an interview with Hollywood Reporter in March this year, the comedian spoke candidly about her mother’s reaction to the news. She said, “I did not expect the announcement to be so widespread, but by far the hardest part about getting divorced was my mother’s reaction.” 

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Ali Wong with her husband file photo | Image: Instagram 

The Beef actress recalled, “I had told her before that I thought we might get divorced, and she was really upset. She looked me in the eye and asked, ‘Can you just wait until I die?’ She was literally asking me to not live a life for myself. But she’s 82, what do I expect? She died a million deaths in one day and then woke up the next day and was like, ‘I survived’…she still sees Justin a ton.” 

 

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Published December 23rd, 2023 at 16:08 IST

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