It is simply amazing how dating or marrying a celebrity can automatically transform one into a celebrity. The list is endless of people who we now know and celebrate who actually came into the limelight as a result of their intimate relationship with a well-known social figure or celebrity. Amongst them is Angelica Zachary, the gorgeous ex-wife of Marlon Wayans.
Following her marriage and eventual separation from the actor, comedian, and film producer, Angelica became a celebrity everyone wants to know about. Despite wanting to live a low-key life away from the media, news of their separation kept her in the limelight for so long. There are lots of things to know about the stunning beauty, read on as we take you through her biography and family life below.
Angelica Zachary Biography
Even before her popularity as a result of being married to Marlon, Angelica Zachary lived a low-key life away from the limelight and social media, and even after she became a major headline in entertainment magazines and tabloids, she still never opened up about her early life, parents, family, and educational background. The much we could gather is that she was born and raised in New York City.
However, from Marlon’s birthday message to Zachary in 2018 via his Instagram page, we have been able to deduce that the beautiful mother of two who is obviously of the African–American heritage was born on the 26th of February, though we are yet to figure out her year of birth.
Her Ex-Husband – Marlon Wayans and Children
Angelica Zachary tried all she could to keep her relationship with Wayans away from the public but it wasn’t long before her sizzling romance got out in the open and her eventual marriage to the actor further made her one of the most talked-about celebrities.
The duo reportedly dated for a long time before tying the knots in 2005 at a low-key wedding that saw just a few close friends and family members in attendance. They have two kids together – a daughter Amai Zackary Wayans who was born in May 2000 and a son Shawn Howell Wayans born in February 2002.
Divorce from Marlon Wayans
After being together for twelve years and being married for eight, the couple separated in 2013 citing irreconcilable differences which they never talked about in public. Their separation, however, didn’t go the way most celebrity divorce cases usually end up – with lots of scandals and dirty fights over child/children custody and all that; the duo had rather remained close friends maintaining a very healthy relationship raising their two teenage kids together.
In an interview with ET Online in 2017, Marlon said he still loves and has respect for his ex-wife and that she will always hold a special place in his heart. “I’ll always have nothing but love and respect for that woman. I think of her as my family,” he said.
During Angelica Zachary’s birthday in 2018, Marlon took to Instagram to share a long heartwarming message celebrating her on her special day. He ended the message with these words “Have a happy birthday baby. I hope you smile all your life. My ex-wife, my children’s mother, my sister, my friend, my family… I just love you girl.” and this has kept many wondering what the former lovebirds are not telling us; are they still in love? If they are, why did they get a divorce in the first place? Well, that is up to the two to answer, but the two have definitely redefined the word ‘Ex’ and we just hope other celebrities fighting dirty in the public would learn from them.
In Wayans’ comedy series “Marlon,” which was inspired by his real-life experiences, he has a character named Ashley (played by Essence Atkins) who was inspired by his ex-wife Angelica. However, Atkins and Wayans sparked romance rumors after they were spotted at the NBC Universal Press Day cuddling on the red carpet back in 2018, the actor seems to be finding his spark after his divorce but Angelica Zachary, has remained secretive about her personal and social life. She is not active on social media so there is really nothing to spot about her.
You can almost be certain that there is no available information about her career, though some sources claim she is a model and that she had a brief acting career appearing as a pedestrian in ‘I’m Gonna Git You Sucka’ (a 1988 action–comedy parody film). Her net worth is not also known.