Lena Waithe’s wife, Alana Mayo, has filed for divorce after one year of marriage.
The divorce comes after the two officially split back in January.
via The Blast:
The breakup shocked everyone with the two having gotten hitched only two months prior. The former couple was together for over three years. Alana’s petition is the first step in becoming legally single.
After they decided to break things off, Lena and Alana announced their split with a joint statement. The message read, “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.” Since Waithe and Mayo’s marriage was short-lived, it’s unclear if spousal support is on the table or if the ex-couple signed a prenuptial agreement before they decided to tie the knot.
Alana Mayo is no stranger to success in the film and TV industry. She was recently Head of Production and Development for Michael B. Jordan’s studio Outlier Society, and has now joined MGM as the President of Orion Pictures.
Lena became the first African-American woman to win an Emmy in the category. The Emmy winner has come a long way as a successful writer in a tough business. Before Waithe became famous, she found ways to get her foot in the door in the film and TV industry. She worked at a movie theater, Best Buy, and Blockbuster. In 2006, she transferred her Blockbuster job to Los Angeles to pursue her career.
The screenwriter is set to release her next film “Beauty” starring Niecy Nash and Sharon Stone in 2021.
We can’t say it wasn’t on the horizon, but we hope the divorce proceedings are amicable. The last thing we need is another Dr. Dre / Nicole Young situation.