Comedienne Ali Wong has become known for her ability to make people laugh while pregnant. In 2016 and 2018, she made two Netflix specials when expecting children Mari and Nikki that was welcomed with much acclaim from audiences everywhere.
Through her autobiography “Dear Girls: Intimate Tales, Untold Secrets & Advice for Living Your Best Life,” the brunette beauty has given fans an even more intimate look into how she got to where she is in life with a handsome and overwhelmingly supportive husband.
In 2014, the actress married Justin Hakuta. The Fulbright Scholar and Harvard Business School grad were working as a product lead for financial services company Avacara at the time which he co-founded in 2010. Justin Hakuta, the son of toy creator Ken Hakuta, is no stranger to being in front of a camera. In fact, his father invented one of the best-selling toys from the 1980s: The Wacky Wall Walker which was an octopus that would walk down walls! Justin’s dad then became the host for Dr. Fad show 1988 – 1994 where he played with other cool inventions and technology gadgets.
Ali Wong husband, Justin, who is half Filipino and Japanese with Aztec undertones according to Ali, has worked for DIRECTV, Cargomatic Inc., GoodRx over the past decade. However, he now stays at home as a stay-at-home dad to support his wife’s busy career. While Ali may joke about being the family breadwinner, she never could have imagined having this role. In her first special Baby Cobra, which was released on Netflix in 2016, the comedian revealed that for five years straight she packed Justin’s lunch every day. she teased: “I did that so he would become dependent on me because he graduated from Harvard Business School and I don’t want to work anymore.”
Justin Hakuta’s family had comedian Ali Wong sign a prenup before they got married.
When Ali and Justin tied the knot, he was making more money than she was which prompted his parents to ask for a prenup. “I was very motivated to make my own money because I signed a document specifically outlining how much I couldn’t depend on my husband,” writes Ali in her book about their life together after marriage. She admitted that “My father always praised ‘the gift of fear,’ and that prenup scared the s–t out of me,” she admitted. In the end, being forced to sign that prenup was one of the greatest things that ever happened to me and my career.”
Ali frequently makes fun of her relationship with her husband Michael in “Dear Girls” noting that they go to couple’s therapy every Friday morning at 9 am because it’s cheaper than a divorce. Ali is now worth an estimated $3 million. However, this is not how Ali and Justin are when they’re offstage. In Baby Cobra, she mentions that “people always seem surprised by how I’m a completely different person… very soft and nurturing.” The writer said of her soulmate, “He’s an Asian unicorn. There’s nobody like him.”
If you know someone who might like this, please click “Share”!