News media announced that comedian, Ali Wong, is divorcing her husband, Justin Hakuta, of 8 years. They have two minor children.
Ironically, in her most recent Netflix special, “Don Wong”, Ali Wong makes several jokes about their marriage and how she’s envious of single people as she “too, was once free” but “like an idiot, I asked this dude to ask me to go to prison. And now I’m in monogamy jail and I don’t know how to get out.”
In the 2018 special Ali Wong: Hard Knock Wife, Ali joked about the outcome of the prenuptial agreement working in her favor.
“No one could have predicted this outcome,” Ali told the audience. “So much so, that before we got married, his family made me sign a prenup. It’s true, and now if we get divorced, their son is f–ked. No more sashimi on a Tuesday! No more fancy Japanese toilet bidet where water comes out and Hello Kitty sings the song until your butthole’s fresh and clean. Go back to drinking flat water, b—h!”
Ali Wong also went on to say that “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,” the 39-year-old wrote. “My father always praised ‘the gift of fear,’ and that prenup scared the s–t out of me. In the end, being forced to sign that prenup was one of the greatest things that ever happened to me and my career.”
Joking aside, it appears the former couple have a Prenuptial Agreement in place possibly outlining the apportionment of spousal support in the event of a divorce. A Prenuptial Agreement is especially important in situations like this case. If one party enters the marriage as the breadwinner and substantial assets, that party will want to protect said income and assets. Otherwise, if you do not have a Prenuptial Agreement in place, in California, community property laws will take precedence, which means both parties will be entitled to 50% of community assets accumulated during the marriage, no matter which party earned said income/property.
Ali Wong and Justin Hakuta also have two minor children. Most likely, the prenuptial agreement does not include any details regarding child support or child custody. They will have to resolve these issues outside of the prenuptial agreement. It is against public policy to itemize child support in a prenuptial agreement. With respect to child custody, child custody agreements are also subject to change so long as the court has jurisdiction over the children. So to implement an agreement on custody in a prenuptial agreement just would not work.
Let this be a lesson to always consider a Prenuptial Agreement when entering into a marriage because you never know what could happen to your net worth and accumulation of assets once you get married.