Ali Wong has officially initiated divorce proceedings from her spouse, Justin Hakuta, nearly two years after their separation was publicly acknowledged. Court documents acquired by TMZ indicate that the comedian filed for divorce in Beverly Hills on a Friday, citing “irreconcilable differences” as the reason for the dissolution of their marriage.
Wong, 41, is actively seeking the enforcement of their prenuptial agreement, and the couple is presently engaged in mediation to address the division of assets, as well as determining any necessary spousal and/or child support, according to TMZ.
The couple, who exchanged vows in 2014, share two young daughters, 8-year-old Mari and 6-year-old Nikki. Ali Wong has requested joint legal and physical custody of their children.
Reportedly, the date of separation is listed as April 10, 2022, just two days before Wong’s representative confirmed the couple’s decision to separate. Page Six has not received an immediate response from Wong’s representatives regarding the divorce.
In March of the current year, Wong mentioned to the Hollywood Reporter that she and the former GoodRx VP remain “really, really close” and maintain a strong friendship despite their unconventional divorce. Wong emphasized the significant experiences they have shared throughout their relationship.
The stand-up comedian humorously recounted her initial efforts to make Hakuta fall in love with her during her 2016 special “Baby Cobra.” Wong jokingly shared her determination to “trap his ass” upon discovering he was a business student at Harvard, employing unconventional tactics like delaying their first kiss until the fifth date.
In her 2019 memoir, “Dear Girls: Intimate Tales, Untold Secrets & Advice for Living Your Best Life,” Wong revealed that the prenuptial agreement, which initially frightened her, ultimately played a crucial role in motivating her to pursue a successful career.
Following her separation from Hakuta, Wong had a brief romantic involvement with fellow comedian Bill Hader for “at least two months” in 2022, as exclusively revealed to Page Six in December of that year. After a temporary split, Page Six confirmed their reconciliation in April 2023, capturing photographs of the couple sharing a kiss during a stroll in Los Angeles.