Lena Waithe Split with wife Alana Mayo
Lena Waithe, the 35-year-old American actress, writer, and producer has split with her wife Alana Mayo after two months of being married. In 2017, Lena proposed to Alana. And, three years prior to that they were dating. They were married in a courthouse in San Francisco, in November 2019. This picture was taken by Alana Mayo’s father on Thanksgiving.
In Master of None (2015) and Ready Player One (2018), Lena has showcased her acting skills successfully. Apart from that, she wrote the film Queen & Slim (2019), and is the creator of the Showtime series “The Chi”, and is developing other TV projects as well.
In her autobiographical Showtime series, “The Chi”, she takes us down to her coming of age years in her hometown, Chicago. For comedy writing, she’s the first African-American woman to win an Emmy. She won the award for co-writing the “Thanksgiving” episode of “Master of None” with series co-creator and star, Aziz Ansari.
Alana Mayo graduated in English and Comparative Literature, and Film Studies from Columbia University. She formed Outlier Society, a production company, with Michael B. Jordan, who stars in Black Panther. She is the President of Production and Development at the company and oversees the development of a broad range of new projects. Before this, she worked as a VP at Paramount Pictures and creative executive at Vimeo and 20th Century Fox.
Their sudden marriage
Lena broke the news to John Legend, on The Ellen DeGeneres Show in November of 2019, that the two of them got married on a whim. It was a private courthouse affair in San Francisco.
“We snuck and did it, you know. We didn’t really make any announcements or a big … you know …”
The sudden split
However, rumor has it that Lena was unfaithful to her fiance, and the sudden marriage was to keep things from falling apart. In a joint statement from their reps, they said
After careful thought and consideration, we have decided to part ways. We have nothing but support for one another and ask that you respect our privacy during this time.
However, it has come to the forefront that Lena Waithe is now dating actress Cynthia Erivo, allegedly. They hit it off when they met in 2018. Moreover, she was seen with Cynthia during the Golden Globes.