49-year-old Marlon Lamont Wayans has found love with the award-winning DreamGirls movie lead, Jennifer Hudson. The comedy giant could not seem to stop himself from fawning over Hudson on and off of the set of Respect, a biopic about the life of Aretha Franklin. Wayans was quoted as saying,
“Every day I came to set I was not just her friend, I was a fan,” Wayans told Entertainment Tonight Canada, “To watch her it felt like you was going to church, and she would sing take after take after take. and it just was getting better; she’s amazing.”
Marlon Wayans & Jennifer Hudson: Love & Respect
Days, weeks, and months went by with Wayans who hails from what he called the “Jackson family of comedy” professing his admiration and awe for the singer. The two publicly shared a loving embrace and a kiss on the red carpet confirming that the rumors are true. This comes only a year after the passing away of the “Katherine Jackson” of the Wayans family, Elvira Altheia Wayans who passed away at 81 years of age.
Marlon Wayans Gets Personal With Essence Magazine
Recently Wayans shared in an interview why it was important for him never to marry while his mother was living.
In an interview with Essence, the 49-year-old actor, comedian, said “I never got married because I knew my mom needed me.”
Marlon Wayans: A Dutiful Son to His Doting Mother
On her death bed, he said to his loving mother, ‘Can I tell you, something woman?’ She was in a lot of pain and she was fighting to stay alive and I say, ‘I’m 47 years old and I’ve never been married because I always wanted you to be my number one girl.’”
The Wayans: The Jackson Family of Comedy
The Scary Movie co-creator continued, “My mother turned over, she looked at me, she grabbed my hand, and she pulled me close to her. And said ‘I know, I love you too.”
These were his last loving words to his mother who passed away soon after the exchange. Finding love with the Oscar hopeful came just in time. The power couple has an amazing amount of success behind them. Here’s to their future as Hollywood Royals.