Lena Waithe’s Wife Alana Mayo Files for Divorce 10 Months After Announcing Split


Lena Waithe’s spouse Alana Mayo has filed for divorce 10 months after the couple introduced their separation.Mayo filed a petition for divorce in Los Angeles Superior Court earlier this week, in line with court docket information obtained by The Blast.A rep for Waithe didn’t instantly reply to PEOPLE’s request for remark.The pair, who tied the knot final 12 months after three years of relationship, introduced their cut up in a joint assertion in January.”After careful thought and consideration, we have decided to part ways,” they mentioned in a press release to PEOPLE. “We have nothing but support for one another and ask that you respect our privacy during this time.”RELATED: Lena Waithe and Wife Alana Mayo Split Just 2 Months After Announcing Their MarriageNews of their breakup got here simply two months after the Master of None actress, 36, revealed that they had secretly married in a significant, under-the-radar San Francisco ceremony.”We snuck and did it, you know. We didn’t really make any announcements or a big … you know,” the Queen & Slim author mentioned throughout an look on The Ellen DeGeneres Show in November 2019.”We went to the courthouse and got married right in front of Harvey Milk’s bust,” Waithe defined on the time. “It was her idea — like all good things are — and she was just driving and she saw the courthouse and she said, ‘We should get married there,’ and I said, ‘Cool, I’m down.'””It was a humbling day, you know, to marry someone so amazing, but also to really appreciate all the work that so many people have put in for us to be able to do that,” she recalled. “Everybody should be able to do that.”Waithe beforehand shared that she proposed to Mayo on Thanksgiving 2017 throughout a visit to Tokyo.RELATED: Lena Waithe Talks New Film Bad Hair’s Powerful Message: ‘Black Women Have Been Forced to Conform’In July 2018, the Emmy winner opened up about how Mayo retains her “grounded” amid her profitable Hollywood profession and hectic schedule.”She definitely helps to keep me grounded,” Waithe mentioned on The Dave Chang Show on the time. “When I get home from winning an Emmy, she’s like, ‘Don’t forget to take out the recycling.’ It’s those things that I think are really helpful. She’s so laid back about it all.”