Who is Wanda Sykes’ wife?
The famous American comedian, writer, actress and voice artist Wanda Sykes is married to Alex Sykes. Previously she was married to fellow American record producer Dave Hall for 7 years from 1991 to 1998.
Story of Wanda Sykes marriage with Alex
Though Wanda had given hints about her sexuality and was not exactly living “in the closet”, she had not openly declared homosexuality until 2008. Wanda’s declaration of her sexuality was a kind of protest to the Proposition 8 bill which prohibited same sex couple from getting married with each other.
Wanda and Alex were already married 1 month before in the October 2008. They had met each other sometimes during 2006.
Though Wanda was happily married with Alex before the proposition 8 bill was passed, she was left devastated by the bill and expressed her severe dissatisfaction.
Addressing the bill, she said
“If we had equal rights, we shouldn’t have to be standing out here demanding something that we automatically should have as citizens of this country,” Sykes added. “I said, ‘You know what, now I gotta get in your face.’ And that’s what we have to do now. They have pissed off the wrong group of people!”
Some Facts about Wanda Sykes’ wife Alex Sykes
Alex Sykes’ birth name is Alex Niedbalski.
Alex Sykes along with Wanda became joint mothers on April 27, 2009 after Alex gave birth to twin babies.
The twins were a son and daughter pair. Their daughter Olivia Lou weighed in at 6 lbs., 7 oz., and was 19-inches long while their son, whom they named Lucas Claude featured 7 lbs., 9 oz., and was 20-inches long.
She likes to get creative with her wife
The relationship between celebrity and fashion is often a well documented romance and the Sykes are no exception. They dressed up with amazing creative outfits for Emmy awards Wanda is nominated for two Emmys for her HBO stand up ‘I’ma Be Me.’
You can watch the photos from the awards here.