Who is Justin Hakuta? All About Ali Wong’s Husband As Couple File For Divorce After 8 Years Of Marriage

American comedian Ali Wong and her husband, Justin Hakuta, separate after eight years of marriage.

The news was confirmed to People Magazine on April 12 via a source, who revealed there was no hard feelings between the two. According to source:

“It’s amicable and they will continue to co-parent with love.”

Wong and Hakuta are parents to two children, Mari Hakuta and Nikki Hakuta, whom they welcomed in 2015 and 2017 respectively.


All About Ali Wong’s Husband Justin Hakuta

Justin Hakuta is Ali Wong’s ex-husband and is currently working as a businessman.

Hakuta earned a bachelor’s degree in decision science from Carnegie Mellon University and earned an MBA from Harvard Business School.

Hakuta’s father is a Japanese-American inventor who created the Wacky Wall Walker toy in the 1980s. He also hosted the children’s creation show The Dr. Fad Show from 1988 to 1994.

Justin Hakuta received a Fulbright scholarship in 2006, according to his alma mater Carnegie Mellon, which sponsored his field study in the Philippines on human trafficking.

He went on to work for a number of organizations, most recently as VP of Product at GoodRx, a multi-million dollar technology company.

Wong said in a 2019 Vanity Fair story that her partner quit the job and was working as her unofficial dealer. He sold T-shirts and goodies to fans at his stand-up shows.

Justin Hakuta and Ali Wong first crossed paths in 2010 at a friend’s wedding reception and immediately hit it off. At the time, Hakuta was a student at Harvard.

Wong talked about ‘trapping’ her husband on her Netflix stand-up show Baby Cobra in 2016. She said:

“The first thing I learned about him was that at the time he was going to Harvard Business School. And I was like, ‘Oh, my God, I’m going to trap his a**. I am going to trap his a**!’ And I tricked her ass in the first place by not kissing her until the fifth date, which is a very unusual move on my part, but I did it on purpose because I knew it was a trick. .”

After a few years of dating, the couple got married on November 27, 2014 in San Francisco.

Wong revealed in his book Dear Girls: Intimate Tales, Secrets, and Tips for Living Your Best Life that she had a prenup before getting married.

CNBC reported that this motivated Wong to work harder in his career. She told the publication:

“My father always praised ‘the gift of fear.’ And that prenup scared me. Ultimately, being forced to sign that prenup was one of the greatest things that ever happened to me and my career.”

Although Wong’s rep confirmed the news of the duo’s divorce, they have yet to discuss it publicly.


Edited by Rachel Syiemlieh

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