At 48, Marlon Wayans has had a long and successful career. Along with his equally famous siblings, including Keenan Ivory Wayans, Shawn Wayans, Kim Wayans, Damon Wayans, and Dwayne Wayans—the actor and comedian has been delighting audiences since the late 1980s.
But what about his personal life? Is Marlon Wayans married? Here’s an in-depth look at the In Living Color star’s ex-girlfriend, Angelica Zachary.
Angelica Zachary And Marlon Wayans’ Relationship
Angela Zachary is the ex-girlfriend of Marlon Wayans. Though the pair eventually split in 2013, they were a couple for two decades and had two children together—Amai Zackery Wayans, born on May 24, 2000, and Shawn Howell Wayans, born on February 3, 2002. Though the pair never married, people often assume Angelica Zachary is Marlon Wayans’ ex-wife because the couple were together for so many years and had children together.
Zachary maintains a fairly low-key profile and is not active on social media. However, she’s clearly still on good terms with her ex, who posted a series of sweet throwback photos on Instagram in 2021 in honor of Mother’s Day.
Wayans also sang Zachary’s praises in a birthday post from 2019.
Who Is Marlon Wayans Dating Now?
While we don’t know exactly why Wayans and Zachary broke up, we can assume it was simply mutual differences. The pair are still very close and remain dedicated parents to their kids.
In a 2017 interview with Entertainment Tonight, Wayans said: “At the end of the day, the person that you had those children with, you love and love dearly. And I always will. I’ll always have nothing but love and respect for that woman. I think of her as my family.”
The White Chicks actor added that the pair still spends time plenty of together as friends: “We go to dinner, we go to the movies, we hang out, we laugh. Now, she won’t give me none, but that’s OK,” he joked.
In fact, it was Wayans’ relationship with Zachary that inspired him to produce and star in the sitcom Marlon, which aired from 2017 until 2018. The show followed the story of a divorced couple trying to stay friends while co-parenting their two children.
In the last few years, rumors swirled that Wayans was dating actress and model Essence Atkins, who played Marlon’s ex-wife on the show. However, nothing seems to have come from these reports, and all signs indicate that Marlon is currently single.
Whatever Wayans’ current relationship status, we love that he shares such a tight bond with his ex, Angelica Zachary. These two are definitely ex-couple goals!