Comedian, Wayne Brady, recently revealed he’s spending his isolation time with his ex-wife Mandie Taketa as they remain in close connection to co-parent their 17-year-old daughter Maile, who is also their only child.
What We Know:
- The coronavirus presents new challenges for blended families as individuals choose to quarantine with their loved ones during this unprecedented pandemic.
- “My ex-wife Mandie and I, we have a different and a very special situation than a lot of people that co-parent. My daughter is 17, so it’s also different if she were five,” Wayne said in a video interview with Access Hollywood’s Scott Evans on Tuesday.
- “For the entire duration of her life, we have co-parented as best friends. We’ve also lived like seven minutes away from each other at the most. Like right now, we live virtually right next door to each other,” he continued.
- Wayne shared that his quarantine is a smooth process, and he’s accepting of Mandie’s boyfriend Jason as part of his close circle.
- “Our quarantining is a little different, we quarantine between both of our homes and I’ve got a big backyard and lots of land, so we both share this land and this space,” Brady said. “So Mandie, her boyfriend Jason, my daughter Maile, we are a family, so we’re like this new, nuclear family,” he continued.
- “Family is everything to me. So, moments like this bring you closer,” stated Brady. “So we’ve been doing TikToks, we’ve been playing board games, we played spades, hearts, we’ve been in my studio writing songs together and freestyling, walking the dogs up the canyon, up the street. It’s an amazing time for family because it’s kind of like a time out.”
Mandie and Wayne were married for almost ten years from 1999-2008.