'Paper Girls' on Amazon Prime Video: A look at Ali Wong's relationship with ex-husband Justin Hakuta
‘American Housewife’ alum Ali Wong got hitched to her ex-husband Justin Hakuta really young. While many actors choose to keep their personal life private, Ali has been quite open about her relationship with Justin. Once the golden couple in Hollywood, the news of their divorce shook the industry in April 2022.
With Ali Wong set to wow audiences with her nuanced performance as the adult version of Erin Tieng (Riley Lai Nelet) in Amazon Prime Video’s ‘Paper Girls’, let’s take a look at her and Justin Hakuta’s romantic history.
Ali meets Justin in 2010
The ‘Always Be My Maybe’ alum Ali first met Justin Hakuta, a businessman, while attending a mutual friend's wedding. They soon hit it off and started dating each other.
An intimate San Francisco wedding - November 2014
During an appearance back in October 2019 at ‘The Ellen Degeneres’ show, Wong said, “I got married at City Hall because I didn’t want to have a formal wedding because I’m a stand-up comic and I was like, ‘I don’t want to walk down the aisle for 60 seconds while people stare at me in silence.’ That would give me PTSD. So, we just got married at City Hall!”
Parenthood in 2015
The Hollywood couple welcomed their baby girl Mari in November 2015, hardly a year after getting hitched. They became parents to another girl named Nikki in December 2017. Wong shot for her Netflix special ‘Hard Knock Wife’ while being pregnant with their second child.
When Wong was pregnant with Nikki, Justin dropped an adorable picture of her on his Instagram. He captioned it, ‘My love. @aliwong’.
News of a prenup
In her Netflix comedy special ‘Hard Knock Wife’ (2018), Ali Wong revealed they had signed a prenuptial agreement. “No one could have predicted this outcome. So much so, that before we got married, his family made me sign a prenup. It’s true, and now if we get divorced, their son is f–ked. No more sashimi on a Tuesday! No more fancy Japanese toilet bidet where water comes out and Hello Kitty sings the song until your butthole’s fresh and clean. Go back to drinking flat water, bitch!” she joked.
She also added, “It is said that if you earn more in the relationship, then you are the breadwinner. I think my husband’s the real breadwinner because he won a bread machine. Being a woman and the breadwinner is not all that, OK?.”
In December 2019, when the relationship was apparently still going strong, the couple posted a lovely pic on Instagram that showed them eating bowls of Pho late at night.
In May 2020, Justin dropped a sweet mother's day video for Ali. His caption read, “Happy Mother’s Day my love. You are incredible. #trappedherass.”
Ali Wong and Justin Hakuta’s shocking divorce in April 2022
People Magazine officially confirmed the news of Ali Wong and Justin Hakuta’s divorce on April 12, 2022. A source said to the publication, “After eight years together, the pair have decided to divorce. It's amicable and they will continue to co-parent lovingly.”
‘Paper Girls’ releases globally on July 29, 2022 on Amazon Prime Video. The series stars Sofia Rosinsky, Riley Lai Nelet, Camryn Jones and Fina Strazza alongside Ali Wong in leading roles.