People say that you don’t have the same connection with someone once you’re separated, but the actress and dancer Mandie Taketa and her ex-husband, comedian Wayne Brady are here to prove them wrong.
Wondering how they are proving them wrong? Let's find out as we take a stroll on her possible romantic life!
Mandie Taketa Married Wife, Husband, and Baby Girl!
Mandie and Wayne met in 1996, during his showcase in Ohau, Hawaii. He was hired to work in a musical revue, and Mandie was a dancer at the show.
It was probably, love at first sight as they instantly began dating and moved to Los Angeles after the show was closed. The two got married on April 5, 1999, and in 2003, Mandie gave birth to a beautiful baby girl, Maile Masako Brady.
Also, Mandie shared a beautiful picture with her daughter and Wayne via Instagram on February 3, 2016.
It was Brady’s second marriage as he previously married to Colombian singer Diana Lasso, but they did not share any children together.
But unfortunately, there seemed to trouble in paradise. Not every story has a happy ending, Mandie and Wayne separated seven years later, the same day they got married on April 5, 2006. The reason for the split was stated as irreconcilable differences.
Mandie filed for divorce on July 2, 2007, requesting joint legal and physical custody, and spousal support.
But the great thing about their relationship is that they’re very comfortable with each other. Even though they’ve been separated, they remain the best of friends helping each other in need. They’ve known each other for 20 years.
They live in each other’s house and spend times together as a family so that their daughter can have the proper guidance of both her mother and father.
Caption: Wayne Brady talks about his depression issue and how he came out of it with Entertainment Tonight (Video Published on November 3, 2014)
Mandie even helped Wayne come out of depression after he had a complete breakdown on his 42nd birthday. And Wayne credited his ex-wife Mandie for helping him while he was on the road to recovery. In an interview on November 2014, Mandie said,
"We said we want to give her the closest experience she can have to living in the same house. And we've always lived in different homes. We just live super-close now. The fact of the matter is, I like her mom. She was down with me when nobody in the world was down with me, except my mom. There was loyalty there, there was respect, there is trust -- she is my baby mama."
Moreover, Wayne even gave his words of wisdom for the people suffering from depression and said,
"It took me a while to get my stuff together to go, 'You know what? If you're not happy, you have to do something about it. Just to admit that you are feeling this way is a huge step. To claim that, to say, 'Why do I feel dark? Why do I feel unhappy? Let me do something about this.'"
Is She Dating Someone Now? Boyfriend?
But the question is, will there be room for another man in Mandie’s heart since it’s filled up with her daughter and ex-husband?
After their divorce, both Mandie haven’t had another serious relationship, though Wayne was linked with Chill from TLC.
Caption: Wayne and Chilli spotted together during a TLC concert at the MGM in Las Vegas on January 2014.
Photo Credit: mstra-thatgem.com
But love knows no limits, so who knows? There might be a boyfriend in the future waiting for Mandie to swoon over. Who knows, Mandie could be secretly romancing her boyfriend far away from the limelight.
Mandie's Short Bio:
Mandie Taketa was born on March 3, 1976, and was raised in Honolulu, Hawaii. She got her education from the University of Hawaii, where she was given a full scholarship in dance. Mandie is the owner and CEO of three companies, Adell Body Works, This Lifetime and Everything Did Productions.
She is a dancer, actor, who starred in the 2007 film "Manband: The Movie," a certified yoga instructor and a physical therapist. Even though the actual figure of her net worth is still not revealed, we’re sure she has worth millions. Currently, she is busy being a mother to teenage daughter Maile.#American Actress #Wayne Brady