Following in his father’s footsteps, Hakuta is a successful entrepreneur and former vice president of the multi-million dollar technology company GoodRx.
“Crazy. My wish has come true,” he said as he Don Wong.
“He proposed, we got married, we bought a house, had two kids. Fast forward to seven years later, today, I’m, like, I don’t know why I did that.
“I think what was going on, at the time, my future in comedy looked so uncertain. I was really struggling and I was panicking. I was like, ‘I don’t know if I can make it in this world on my own. .So better I framed this Harvard Business School graduate so I wouldn’t be homeless.’
“But now, I know that I can do it myself. So I want to be alone. Only other married people with children can empathize with the deep envy I feel for you singles. Okay, you don’t I don’t. know how free you are.”
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In his memoirs, Wong said the couple entered into a prenup before the wedding.
“I was so motivated to make my own money because I signed a document that specifically explained how much I couldn’t depend on my husband,” she wrote.
“My dad always praised the ‘gift of fear’ and the prenup scared me. In the end, being forced to sign that prenup was one of the biggest things that ever happened to me and my career.”
Wong ends his final special compliment, Hakuta, by saying that he was “buying low” when they met.
“He was smart enough to choose me, to invest in me when I was 20 pounds heavier, had chronic acne and no money,” Wong said.
“He’s buying low, and if we divorce, he’s going to sell high.”
He also notes how good he is as a husband.
“You put me in my place, and then you give me permission to be myself. And then you tell me what to do. And then you celebrate me,” she said.
“And that, singles, is what a healthy marriage looks like.”
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