Ali Wong’s Golden Globes acceptance speech contained an unexpected comment about her ex-husband.

According to Wong’s 2019 memoir, Dear Girls: Intimate Tales, Untold Secrets & Advice for Living Your Best Life, the comedian and actress met her ex-husband Hakuta, the son of inventor and TV personality Ken Hakuta (also known as Dr. Fad), at a friend’s wedding reception in 2010.

The couple got married four years later in 2014, and welcomed two daughters – Mari, in 2015, and Nikki, in 2017.

During her first Netflix special, Baby Cobra, Wong recalled their first meeting, saying she thought Hakuta was out of her league. She joked that after she found out he attended Harvard Business School, she came up with a plan to “trap his ass”. 

Following his father’s footsteps, Hakuta is a successful entrepreneur and former vice president of multi-million dollar technology company, GoodRx.

“It was crazy. My wish came true,” she said during Don Wong

“He proposed, we got married, we bought a house, had two kids. Fast-forward to seven years later, present day, I’m, like, I don’t know why I did that. 

“I think that what happened was, at the time, my future in comedy was looking very uncertain. I was really struggling and I panicked. I was like, ‘I don’t know if I can make it in this world on my own. So I better trap this dude who graduated from Harvard Business School so that I don’t end up homeless.’ 

“But now, I know that I can make it on my own. So I kind of wanna just be on my own. Only other married people with kids can empathise with the deep envy I feel towards you single people. OK, you don’t know how free you are.”