The lesbian secret wedding! Actress Lena Waithe marries her long-term partner, Alana Mayo!

The Master of None star Lena Waithe, 35 managed to keep her wedding a secret for so long. She wed her long-time love Alana Mayo but did not tell anyone in public about it. But now when she appeared on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, she ultimately spilled the beans herself about her wedding.

Lena Waithe weds Alana Mayo

The star of Master of None Lena Waithe had a secret wedding with her love, Alana Mayo. She did not make any official announcement on it and hence no one knew it. But now, when she appeared on the talk show of Ellen DeGeneres, she revealed that she is married. Lena said:

“We snuck and did it, you know. We didn’t really make any announcements or a big, you know.”

Alana and Lena wed secretly [Source: People]
Singer John Legend was the guest host on the show at that time. He showed a picture of the newly-wed couple to the camera. On seeing hi do it, Lena said:

“That’s my wife. She’s beautiful.”

Lena Waithe talks more about her wedding ceremony

Having spilled the beans about her own wedding, Lena then went on to explain about how the wedding ceremony went. Lena went on:

“We went to San Francisco. We went to the courthouse and got married right in front of Harvey Milk’s bust. 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 continued:

“It was a humbling day, you know, 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. Everybody should be able to do that.”

Lena Waithe and her new film Queen and Slim

The actress has spoken about her secretive alliance with her long-time lesbian lover, Alana Mayo. This announcement though late comes ahead of the release of her new film Queen and Slim. She has produced as well as written this movie and it will be released nationwide in the USA. The other stars in the film include Bokeem Woodbine (of Fargo fame), Chloë Sevigny (from Big Love), Flea (who starred in Baby Driver), Indya Moore (who was in Pose) and also country singer-songwriter Sturgill Simpson. The story revolves around the accidental killing of a police officer during a protest and how the people who did so become symbols of social unrest.

The film already has received a 100% rating on Rotten Tomatoes. It has not yet been shown to the critics. The film critic Todd Gilchrist of The Wrap said:

“Not only reframes an outlaws-on-the-run story in thrillingly contemporary, culturally relevant terms but also finds a way to do so that combines bracing honesty about a hostile world with lyrical beauty about the relationships that make it endurable,” 

The Hollywood Reporter critic Sheri Linden said:

“It’s a road movie that’s timely — the plot reverberates with recent news stories, heartrending and enraging — but also untethered from headlines or the calendar, unfolding in a dreamscape defined by love and community, empowerment and the art of survival,”

Source: Pop culture