Is Wayne Brady married? Reality TV host’s love life explored as he prepares to star in DWTS Season 31

Season 31 of Dancing with the stars (DWTS) is slated to premiere on Monday, September 19.

Reality TV host Wayne Brady is one of the many contestants who will take part in the show and try their hand at dancing. Related to this, there has been a lot of buzz about his marital status. Currently, the actor is single, and little information is available on his love life.


Wayne Brady from DWTS been married twice before

Wayne Brady, 50, is a twice-married actor, singer and comedian. His first marriage was celebrated in 1993 when he married Diana Lasso, composer and musician. The DWTS competitor was in his early twenties at the time. Little information is available about the couple on the Internet.

Wayne and Diana broke up after two years of their marriage. According to the first, they grew in maturity and perspective over time, which ultimately led to their separation. In an interview with Closer Weekly, Brady said:

“My first wife is a great person, but you shouldn’t get married at 20 or 21 because you still don’t know each other. I think the lesson was not to rush.”

Brady married for the second time in 1999 to Mandie Taketa, writer, dancer and actor. The couple remained together for a long time before finalizing their divorce in 2008.

Despite the split, Wayne and Mandie chose to maintain a close relationship for the sake of their daughter, Maile Brady. They live as neighbors and spend a lot of time together as a family, co-parenting Maile in a happy environment. Plus, Brady still appreciates Mandie being with him when he hit rock bottom at the age of 42.

Indeed, in an interview, the DWTS the contestant told Entertainment Night:

“We said we wanted to give her the closest experience she could have in the same house.”

He continued:

“And we have always lived in different houses. We just live very close now. The thing is, I love his mother. She was with me when no one in the world was with me except my mother. There was loyalty there, there was respect, there was trust – she’s my little mama.

Although Brady is single now, he is looking for someone who will accept his cordial relationship with his second wife.


About DWTS

DWTS is a dance reality competition featuring a group of celebrities who prepare performances each week with the help of their individual dance coaches. Contestants who manage to perform well and impress the judges as well as the audience ultimately win the competition.

The show’s official synopsis reads:

“Dancing with the Stars is the hit series in which celebrities perform choreographed dance routines that are judged by a panel of renowned ballroom experts, including Len Goodman, Carrie Ann Inaba, Bruno Tonioli and Derek Hough. “

The synopsis further adds:

“Hosted by model and businesswoman Tyra Banks, who will be joined by co-host (and Season 19 winner) Alfonso Ribeiro as the series soon returns to the ballroom with a whole new lineup of celebrities on Disney+.”

Viewers can watch the premiere of DWTS on Disney+ on September 19, 2022.


Edited by Mohini Banerjee

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