Marlon Wayans shares nostalgic photo with his son after not seeing his kids for 2 weeks
Marlon Wayans took to Instagram to share a photo of him kissing his son. Despite his relationship with his kids’ mother, Marlon continues to be a hands-on dad.
He may be famous as a talented funnyman, but Marlon’s greatest pride is in his two children, Shawn and Amai. Despite being divorced from their mother, Angelica Zachary, the actor continues to put his children first and co-parent peacefully with his ex-wife.
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Have you ever looked back at life and said “what was i thinking”?! Yeah... i never want to ask myself that again. Life is chess not checkers. Think of all the different variables before you make any decision. Still proud of the man i was but prouder of the man im becoming
Earlier today, Marlon confessed he was feeling nostalgic and shared a throwback photo where he was pictured kissing a much younger Shawn. The little boy looked adorable in a red outfit and wild curls.
The “Fifty Shades of Black” star wrote:
“Excuse all of the nostalgia but It’s been two weeks since I seen my kids... I guess I miss them. Love you son. #daddysboy”
WHY MARLON STOPPED BEING "DAD"
Marlon, 46, has always been open about his love and commitment toward his children. In an interview with ET last year, he spoke about having the sex talk with them and revealed that he stopped being their dad a long time ago.
The “Marlon” star elaborated:
“I was like ‘we’re gonna be friends,’ because as a dad, I’m gonna be all possessive like ‘who’re you talking to? I wanna meet him’. …No. I wanna be your friend, and walk you through it… at the point when they become teenagers, they’re dealing with real stuff, and you have to have real conversations with them.”
THE FIFTY SHADES OF LOVE
Marlon and his ex-wife welcomed their daughter Amai in 2000 and their son Shawn in 2002. The exes finalized their divorce in 2013 after eight years of marriage, but the actor has said he’ll “always have nothing but love and respect” for her.
“I think of her as my family,” he said. “When I look at my kids, I see me, and I see her.”
On September 12, Marlon took to Instagram to shower loving words on Angelica. The lengthy tribute read in part:
“God is amazing! To place such a wonderful, consistent, patient, strong, forgiving soul in my life to watch over me and challenge me to grow every day. I used to beat myself for failing us. But I realize that it’s all a part of the journey.”
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Have you ever loved somebody 25 years plus? Through ups and downs, smiles and tears, joy and pain... love remains. What an incredible woman you are and i will always celebrate the day i met you. Thank you for loving me.you’re an amazing mommy and a great friend. There’ll never be a day i don’t love you. You’re a “good”woman Angela. And that says so much. You value yourself, question your actions, try to own your reactions, you’re God fearing, lioness of a mother, you’re responsible, you have integrity, a great heat, a soulful spirit, a kind smile and such a fun demeanor. Your laugh makes me want to be funnier and your conversations want me to better. God is amazing! To place such a wonderful, consistent, patient, strong, forgiving soul in my life to watch over me and challenge me to grow everyday. I used to beat myself for failing us. But i realize that it’s all apart of the journey. Love has to be tested, love has to challenged, love is work, love is struggle love is not a feeling it’s a responsibility. Love is unconditional and love must remain. I’m glad this love has been water and taking on many shapes... but it’s always love. He loves her always... wanna beat?
Meanwhile, the actor’s NBC show, “Marlon,” which premiered in 2017, is based on his life and family experiences. The show was renewed for a second season in September 2017 and is exclusively distributed by Netflix.