It’s been years that the Fifty Shades of Black star, Marlon Wayans, and his now-former wife, Angelica Zackary, decided to part their ways. But, despite their separation, the American actor still has a soft spot in his heart for his ex-wife and never misses a chance to appreciate her.

If he still has that much love for his former partner, then why did the two decide to walk separate ways in the first place? Keep reading to find out!

Wayans & Zackary's Marital Relationship

Wayans and Zackary started their relationship back in the 1990s. After nine years of being together, they got blessed with their first daughter, Amai, in 2001. Two years later, the family of three expanded as the pair welcomed a son named Shawn.

Following 13 years of togetherness and sharing two children, the pair finally legalized their bond in 2005.

The couple's bond was not to last long, however, as a fateful incident would put a dent on their marriage, once and for all.

Marlon Wayans with his now-former wife Angelica Zackary and their children in 2007. (Source: dailymail.co.uk)

He Was Caught Cheating on Angelica

In 2013, an unfortunate scandal forever changed the Wayans' relationship. The actor was caught red-handed cheating on his longtime partner after several pictures of him hanging out with a mystery woman began to arise. In those pictures, he was seen having a romantic moment with the mystery woman on a yacht in St. Barts.

A picture of Marlon Wayans alongside the mystery woman in the yacht. (Source: dailymail.co.uk)

Due to that, his relationship with Zackary shattered, and later the two eventually parted their ways.

Three years later, on May 19, 2016, the actor finally shared the details about the aftermath of that incident while having a conversation on The Breakfast Club show. There, he revealed that after the news of his cheating broke out, Zackary and his children physically attacked him. He also mentioned that he didn’t get the response (understandably) that he expected from her and that he knew that his wife still loved him and that he would respect her decision.

For you to love somebody through that and you look at your family and you go, ‘You know what? I love you and it’s not about that. We make mistakes in life.’ That’s a good…solid woman.

The Former Duo Still Have a Good Relationship

Although Wayans and Zackary parted ways, they have maintained a good friendship and are giving their best to co-parent their two children.

While talking about his current relationship with his ex-wife on August 3, 2017, with ET Online, the 1.84 meters tall comedian mentioned that he still loved the woman with whom he shared children with. Also, he stated that he would always have nothing but utmost love and respect for his former partner, and think of her as his family.

At the end of the day, the person that you had those children with, you love and love dearly. And I always will. I'll always have nothing but love and respect for that woman. I think of her as my family.

Well, his love for his ex-wife can also be seen through his Instagram handle, where he occasionally praises her for being such a good person. For instance, on the occasion of Angelica’s birthday, on February 26, 2018, Wayans shared a picture of them and wrote a very heartful and loving caption. In the caption, he mentioned that God was good to bless his life with a woman so smart, real, and sweet as her.

He continued by writing that she had given him two beautiful children, and despite his wrong-doings, she still remained his as his best friend. He also thanked her for teaching their children to separate right from wrong, and how to have dignity, self-respect, and other qualities.

He further showed his gratitude towards her for her constant support, acceptance, and friendship, and mentioned that as long as he lived, he would always be there for her.

Furthermore, on Angelica’s 2020’s birthday, Wayans again shared the same type of heartful post and praised her for the amazing personality.