What is Marlon Wayans’ daughter Amai Zackary Wayans doing? Her education, girlfriend, sexuality

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What is Marlon Wayans’ daughter Amai Zackary Wayans doing? Her education, girlfriend, sexuality
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Amai Zackary Wayans is the only daughter between Marlon Wayans and his ex-wife Angelica Zachary Wayans. Her father Marlon is one of the famous comedians around. He gained prominence for his role in the movie, White Chicks.

Besides, Marlon’s daughter Amai has been on the news radar for a long time now. In the year 2019, she became a subject of media attention after her father revealed her sexuality.

Well, let’s take a closer look at Amai Zackary Wayan’s life. We will talk about her education, dating life, and relationship with her parents!

Amai Zackary Wayans is Marlon Wayans’ daughter with ex-wife Angelica

She was born on May 24th, 2000, in Los Angeles, California. Her mother Angelica gave birth to her before she tied the knot with Marlon. Her name Amai was inspired by a Japanese word that means ‘sweet.’ As her mom comes from a Japanese background, we’re certain she gave her the name.

Angelica Zachary Children
The couple is a parent of two kids.

Amai belongs to a mixed racial heritage. Her dad is an African-American and her mom is half-Japanese and half-African-American. Besides, Amai spent the major portion of her childhood in Los Angeles.

Her parents’ relationship

Marlon and Angelica were married from 2005 to 2013. The nuptials was held privately with only a few of their friends and family in attendance. At first, the former flames first started dating in 1992.

After welcoming two kids, their relationship was sailing smoothly before everything started going downhill. In the year 2013, the White Chicks star was spotted making out with a mysterious brunette, who of course wasn’t his wife.

Soon after the scandal, Wayans was bashed by many, especially by the African-American community all because just a month ago, he told tabloids that he and his wife were still together.

Amai Zackary Wayans belongs to the prominent Wayans Family

The star kid was born in the renowned Wayans family. The family has, over the course of several decades, made a big name in showbiz. The family first gained international fame after the show The Wayans Bros. released. The show was written by Shawn Wayans and Marlon Wayans.

Apart from them, the other members of the family are Michael Wayans, Elvira Wayans, Kyla Wayans, and Vonnie Wayans.

Amai has a younger brother

She isn’t the only child of her parents. A couple of years after her birth, her mom gave birth to a baby boy. Amai’s brother, Shawn Howell Wayans was born on February 3, 2002.

As of now, Shawn has graduated high school from The Buckley School. He currently studies at the Loyola Marymount University.

Both Shawn and Amai were in their teens when their parents decided to divorce. Despite all the odds, their mom and dad were able to give them a proper childhood. Thankfully it all worked out well.

Detail on Amai Zackary’s education

She is a well-read student. For her high school, she went to Oakwood School, situated in North Hollywood. Soon after finishing high school, she enrolled at the famous, University of Southern California. She joined the college in the year 2018 and will graduate in 2022.

As for her majors, there’s no information about them. Nevertheless, Amai is quite active when it comes to social causes. She regularly shares social petitions on her Facebook account and asks her friends and family to support the cause. From the Black Lives Matter movement to aid the students at the USC, she has done it all.

Amai Zackary Wayans
Amai supporting the Black Lives Matter movement.

Well, Marlon and Angelica definitely have done great work in bringing up their daughter to be a kind and helpful person. Regardless of what happened between them, they have taken good care of their kids.

Amai Zackary’s Personal life: She is Lesbian

When you are a star kid and a grown-up at that, people are bound to be curious about your relationship status. Similar is the case for Amai.

Well, to start, Amai is lesbian. Initially, we came to know about her sexuality after her father Marlon shared a post on Instagram celebrating his daughter on pride month.


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Wayans caption for the photo made it absolutely clear that he loves and supports his daughter no matter the circumstances. Marlon wrote, “Happy pride to my pride and joy. I wouldn’t change one effing thing about you. Love you to the moon around the sun through the galaxies and back again.”

Besides, he also talked about her daughter’s coming out during an interview with REAL 92.3 LA.

Her father clapped back at trolls who called out her sexuality

Regardless of how positive you try to be, there always will be someone who will try to bring you down. Similarly, when Marlon showcased his support for his daughter’s sexuality, a few people weren’t quite buying it. They even went on to comment that Amai isn’t old enough to know her sexual orientation.

One critic said,

“She’s not old enough to understand what that’s really all about. You have the power to change lives, Bro. Don’t teach her that.”

Another one said,

“You think if you support her you are good. Being a parent is not about saying ‘yes’ to everything. If you really support her, would you give up being a grandfather because of this stupid decision that she made? Because as (sic) last as [I] remember, two girls can’t make a baby.”

Upon reading such rude remarks against his daughter, Marlon clapped back at them. To the person who said Amai wouldn’t be able to bear any child, Wayans said, “There’s technology and I got the means … So thank you, shallow F—-. Go hate your own kids.”

Is Amai Zackary dating a girlfriend?

The star kid is relatively private about her dating life because of which there isn’t much information available regarding her current relationship status.

Moreover, Amai isn’t publically active on social media platforms, unlike many other star kids. Though she has a Facebook and Instagram account, both of the accounts have been kept private.

Even so, if Amai is currently dating somebody in a secret then we pray for their long-lasting bond. Besides, she does not seem to have plans to marry a wife any time soon.


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