Actor Wayne Brady's Married Life: Divorced His Actress Wife in 2008, Where is He Now?

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Actor Wayne Brady's Married Life: Divorced His Actress Wife in 2008, Where is He Now?

Wayne Brady has been in the entertainment business for more than two decades. He has been able to set a quite an example with his acting ability and is considered one of the most talented comedians. But how well do we know about his personal life, not a lot isn’t it? So let’s get acquainted.

He sings, he dances, he can act pretty well, make you laugh until your stomach turns, does improv, need I continue? The man we’re talking about is basically the Superman of the entertainment world.

Married Life, Wife, and Divorce History:

This may come as a surprise, but Wayne was a married man, not once but twice. Brady’s first marriage was with a Columbian singer Diana Lasso. They got married when Brady was first starting out as an improv artist.

The couple got married on December 31, 1993. But the marriage didn’t work out as planned and they had to separate. They finally his wife divorced him, 2 years later on September 21, 1995.

Wayne didn’t lose his hopes of finding love after his first marriage failed. And fortunately, he found love in the hands of a longtime friend Mandie Taketa. Wayne and Mandie met during a show where Wayne was performing. They instantly hit it off and started dating.

Three years later, on April 3, 1999, they tied the knot. Mandie gave birth to their daughter, Maile Masako Brady in 2003. But sadly, the marriage didn’t work out for Brady and Taketa as the two separated seven years later on April 5, 2006, and got divorced on 2008.


Maile's Birthday dinner at Nobu. She's taller than her mama. @MandieAdell #prouddad #coparenting at its finest.

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Girlfriend and Dating or Gay?

Even though he plays the character of a gay half-brother of Barney (Neil Patrick Harris) in How I Met Your Mother, he’s not really gay in real life. In fact, he was rumored to be dating TLC’s Rozonda ‘Chilli’ Thomas.

The rumors started as Wayne and Chilli were spotted holding hands in Vegas. The rumors were reportedly shut down. So Brady’s current relationship status is that he is single.

Professional Life:

Wayne started his career as an improvisational performer. He got his big break as he became a performer in the British version of Whose Line Is It Anyway? He became a regular on the American Version. In 2001 he got his own show The Wayne Brady Show on ABC.

He also played the role of lawyer Bill Flynn in the Broadway revival of Chicago.

In his career span of more than two decades, he has starred in almost 50 television series and films combined, which lead to 15 award nominations and 5 wins, including one Primetime Emmy Award.

Thanks to his glorious acting career, he has been able to make quite a fortune for himself. He has a net worth of $10 million from his films and television deals, tours and advertisements deals.