Huge congratulations go out to Lena Waithe and her fiancé Alana Mayo! Lena revealed on the Ellen Show that they secretly got married at a courthouse in San Francisco.
“We just snuck and did it,” Lena tells John Legend. “You know; we didn’t make any announcements. It was her idea like all good things are. She was just driving and she saw the courthouse and said ‘We should get married there.’ And I said, ‘Cool. I’m down.”
Lena also says that she and Alana said their vows in front of a statue of late gay rights activists Harvey Milk, who was assassinated in 1978. He was the first openly gay elected official in the state of California.
“It was a really humbling day to marry someone so amazing but also to really appreciate all the work that so many people have put in for us to be able to do that,” she said. “Everybody should be able to do that.”
Initially, Lena popped the question on Thanksgiving back in 2017. Lena describes the proposal as being very “Chill.” Which is how she and everyone else I would think in the world would like their preparation for their engagement to be.
“She definitely helps me stay grounded,” she said. “When I get home from winning an Emmy, she’s like, “Don’t forget to take out the recycling.” It’s those things that I think are really helpful”
Congratulations to the newlyweds!