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Angelica Zachary | Biography 2021
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Angelica Zachary | Biography 2021

Wayans and ex-husband Zachary have kept a cordial relationship even after their separation. They worked out to shared healthy co-parenting and continued to be good friends. 


Angelica Zachary is an American model, who is also the ex-wife of the famous American star Marlon Wayans. 

Who is Angelica Zachary?

Born and raised in New York City, United States, Angelica Zachary is an American citizen belonging to the Afro-American ethnicity. She is an American model.

In 2005, she and American actor, comedian, screenwriter, and film producer Marlon Wayans—who is known for portrayal in movies such as I'm Gonna Git You Sucka, A Haunted Rocks, and On the Rocks—got married after dating for a couple of years. However, their marriage ended in 2013 when Wayans was spotted kissing another woman on a yacht. However, they kept a cordial relationship even after their separation to prevent the deleterious effect of their divorce on their children. 

Zachary and Wayans have two children - daughter Amai and son Shawn.

Relationship with Marlon Wayans

Zachary and Wayans met each other in the early 1990s. After dating for several years, Zachary gave birth to their first child, Amai Zachary Wayans on May 24, 2000. Their second child, Shawn Howell Wayans was born on February 3, 2002. Three years later, they got married in 2005.  But their romantic relationship eventually turned sour and the pair parted away in 2013 after two decades of relationship and eight years of marriage.

Relationship after divorce and co-parenting

Wayans and Zachary have kept a cordial relationship even after their separation. They worked out to shared healthy co-parenting and continued to be good friends. 

During an interview in August 2017, Wayans said that he was close to his ex-wife even after their split. He also revealed that they were great at co-parenting. 

Relating to his progressive parenting style, Wayans said, “I stopped being their dad a long time ago. I was like, 'We're going to be friends. As a dad I don't want to be all possessive like, 'Who you talking to? I want to meet 'em!' I don't want to be sitting there shining bullets. No, I'm going to be your friend."

Further explaining his cordial relationship with the mother of his children, he added, "At the end of the day, the person that you had those children with, you love and love dearly. And I always will," Wayans said. "I'll always have nothing but love and respect for that woman. I think of her as my family. We go to dinner, we go to the movies, we hang out, we laugh."

In 2020, Wayans poured his heart out for Zachary on her birthday with a long message on an Instagram post describing Zachary as "beautiful, classy, loving, loyal, considerate, respectful, grateful, opinionated, strong, spiritual, wise, kind soul." 

“Thank u for your unconditional love and acceptance people say “i love u” BUT you show up and execute the ACTION of loving me. You don’t just love me when I’m hot but you love me when i hurt. You love me when I’m down and you quietly rally me back on my feet. i thank you for that. Thank you for my two beautiful exceptional children,” he wrote. “Thank u for learning to love me outside of a box. You know my heart and you always protect that. It’s crazy how love takes different shapes but at the end of the day it’s still LOVE. The more life challenges us the more i see the truth in your actions the more i respect trust and love u. I know i haven’t been easy but thank u for loving me anyway., love you for life. Happy bday... Always Skitty lil black boy.”

On May 11, 2020, Wayans wished a Happy Mother’s Day to Zachary on his Instagram post. He wrote:

Happy Mother’s Day to my baby... you have been wonderful, loyal, loving, compassionate, empathetic, courageous, humble, strong, responsible, sweet, intelligent, God-fearing, beautiful inside and out. And you managed to pour all of that into our children. How can i not honor you on this day and everyday. Shit after reading all that you are all i can think is “boy you really fucked that up Marlon”! this love is beyond the flesh... we’re in the blood. Love you for life... this one and all the ones after. Fellas i don’t care what she did, how you may hurt, why y’all broke up... it don’t matter. Be grateful or the gift of life she gave you. Honor that woman today... and everyday. She’s always your family.

“Have you ever loved somebody 25 years plus? Through ups and downs, smiles and tears, joy and pain... love remains. What an incredible woman you are and I will always celebrate the day I met you. Thank you for loving me.you’re an amazing mommy and a great friend. There’ll never be a day I don’t love you," he wrote on the occasion of 25 years of them knowing each other in 2018. 

Cheating on Angelica Zachary

On March 4, 2013, Wayans cheated Zachary with a brunette mystery woman, with whom he was spotted sharing a steamy kiss on a massive yacht in the tropical waters of the French West Indies. Subsequently, their marriage collapsed, and they divorced in the same year.

Cheating on Angelica Zachary

On March 4, 2013, Wayans cheated Zachary with a brunette mystery woman, with whom he was spotted sharing a steamy kiss on a massive yacht in the tropical waters of the French West Indies. Subsequently, their marriage collapsed, and they divorced in the same year.

Interesting Facts

1. Angelica and Wayans' daughter, Amai, came out as a lesbian during the pride month in 2019. On Instagram, Wayans 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." He added,"Happy birthday to my pride, my heart, my love, my soul, my mini-me, my inspiration, my moral compass, my sweet loving, romantic, kind-hearted, intelligent, talented, soulful, conscious, angelic, beautiful daughter."

2. Netflix show Marlon (2017-2018), featuring Marlon Wayans, was loosely based on Angelica and Wayans's relationship. 

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