Lena Waithe and her wife Alana Mayo are calling it quits, just three months after revealing they were secretly married.

‘After careful thought and consideration, we have decided to part ways,’ a joint statement (via E!) from their reps read.

‘We have nothing but support for one another and ask that you respect our privacy during this time,’ the statement concluded.

Split: Lena Waithe and her wife Alana Mayo are calling it quits, just three months after revealing they were secretly married

Split: Lena Waithe and her wife Alana Mayo are calling it quits, just three months after revealing they were secretly married

Part ways: 'After careful thought and consideration, we have decided to part ways,' a joint statement (via E! ) from their reps read

Part ways: ‘After careful thought and consideration, we have decided to part ways,’ a joint statement (via E! ) from their reps read

Waithe revealed in a 2016 interview with Refinery 29 that she was dating Mayo, a production executive who hadn’t dated a woman before Waithe.

They became engaged to be married on Thanksgiving Day 2017, but it wasn’t revealed until November 2019 that Waithe and Mayo secretly tied the knot.

Waithe appeared on Ellen show with guest host John Legend in November, when The Chi creator revealed she had secretly tied the knot.

Secret: Waithe appeared on Ellen show with guest host John Legend in November, when The Chi creator revealed she had secretly tied the knot

Secret: Waithe appeared on Ellen show with guest host John Legend in November, when The Chi creator revealed she had secretly tied the knot

Married: They became engaged to be married on Thanksgiving Day 2017, but it wasn't revealed until November 2019 that Waithe and Mayo secretly tied the knot

Married: They became engaged to be married on Thanksgiving Day 2017, but it wasn’t revealed until November 2019 that Waithe and Mayo secretly tied the knot

‘We snuck and did it, you know. We didn’t really make any announcements or a big, you know,’ Waithe said, and as a photo of the couple flashed on the screen, Waithe added, ‘That’s my wife. She’s beautiful.’

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‘We went to San Francisco. We went to the courthouse and got married right in front of Harvey Milk’s bust,’ she added on Ellen.

Harvey Milk, the legendary gay rights activist who was portrayed by Sean Penn in the biopic Milk, had his bust unveiled on top of the grand staircase in San Francisco City Hall in 2008. 

Wife: 'We snuck and did it, you know. We didn’t really make any announcements or a big, you know,' Waithe said, and as a photo of the couple flashed on the screen, Waithe added, 'That's my wife. She's beautiful'

Wife: ‘We snuck and did it, you know. We didn’t really make any announcements or a big, you know,’ Waithe said, and as a photo of the couple flashed on the screen, Waithe added, ‘That’s my wife. She’s beautiful’

San Fran: 'We went to San Francisco. We went to the courthouse and got married right in front of Harvey Milk’s bust,' she added on Ellen

San Fran: ‘We went to San Francisco. We went to the courthouse and got married right in front of Harvey Milk’s bust,’ she added on Ellen

‘It was her idea, like all good things are, and she was just driving and she saw the courthouse and she said, “We should get married there,” and I said, “Cool, I’m down.”‘

Waithe is coming off her critically-acclaimed film Queen & Slim, which she co-wrote with James Frey and produced, starring Jodie Turner-Smith and Daniel Kaluuya.

She also created the hit Showtime series The Chi, which was revealed earlier this month to return for its third season on Sunday, July 5. 

Her idea: 'It was her idea, like all good things are, and she was just driving and she saw the courthouse and she said, "We should get married there," and I said, "Cool, I'm down"'

Her idea: ‘It was her idea, like all good things are, and she was just driving and she saw the courthouse and she said, “We should get married there,” and I said, “Cool, I’m down”‘

Waithe also created the BET series Boomerang, starring Tetona Jackson and Tequon Richmond, which was renewed for a second season in April, debuting in 2020.

She also created another BET series, the upcoming half-hour comedy Twenties, which the creator wrote in her early 20s.

The show, ‘follows the adventures of a queer black girl, Hattie, and her two straight best friends, Marie and Nia, who spend most of their days talking ‘ish’ and chasing their dreams.’ 

Creator: Waithe also created the BET series Boomerang, starring Tetona Jackson and Tequon Richmond, which was renewed for a second season in April, debuting in 2020

Creator: Waithe also created the BET series Boomerang, starring Tetona Jackson and Tequon Richmond, which was renewed for a second season in April, debuting in 2020

New show: She also created another BET series, the upcoming half-hour comedy Twenties, which the creator wrote in her early 20s

New show: She also created another BET series, the upcoming half-hour comedy Twenties, which the creator wrote in her early 20s



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