Emmy Award-winning writer, producer, and actress Lena Waithe and her longtime girlfriend Alana Mayo shared just two months ago that they’d secretly married. “We snuck and did it, you know. We didn’t really make any announcements or a big…you know,” Lena told Ellen DeGeneres. “We went to the courthouse and got married right in front Harvey Milk’s bust,” she said the San Fransisco City Hall wedding. “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.'”

Lena Waithe & Wife Alana Mayo Split After Two Months Of Marriage: Report
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On Wednesday (January 22), the newlyweds announced in a joint statement that after three years together and two months marriage, they’ve split up. “” they said in a statement to PEOPLE. “We have nothing but support for one another and ask that you respect our privacy during this time.”

The Queen & Slim filmmaker ten spoke about Alana in interviews, praising her partner for keeping her “grounded.” Lena told The David Chang Show, “When I get home from winning an Emmy, she’s like, ‘’ It’s those things that I think are really helpful. She’s so laid back about it all.”