Comedian, actor, and game show host Wayne Brady just announced there’s a new version for his family! He shared on Instagram that he will be co-parenting again with his ex-wife and her partner, who has just adopted the child.
While Brady is the child’s godfather, he said that his role would exceed the role traditionally regarded as godfathering. He has taken the title of “Dunkle” and looks like he is absolutely in love with baby Sunny.
What does he have to say about co-parenting his daughter with his ex and taking a very active role in the life of his new baby?
Wayne Brady and Mandy Taketa were married until 2007
Brady was married to Mandy Taketa from 1999 to 2007, but the two remained close while co-parenting their daughter. “My ex-wife Mandy and I, we have a different and I think a very special relationship than a lot of people who co-parent,” he once noted.
In 2020, Brady revealed that he went into separation with his 17-year-old daughter, Taketa, and her boyfriend, Jason Fordham. “Right now, we literally live next to each other,” he explained. “So, our quarantine is a little different. We do quarantine between our two houses. “
It might not work for all former couples, but Brady said it worked really well for him. “We are like this nuclear family,” he said.
Brady also said that he thought it was weird that people thought it was weird. “We’re not like that because we put our daughter first,” he explained, noting that he still works with Taketa. “We are like that because Mandy, my ex, is also my best friend and she is my production partner.”
He elaborated, “We work together, we love each other, we are a family.”
There seems to be a lot of mutual love between them. So, when Taketa and Fordham recently adopted a newborn son, they asked Brady to share in his upbringing. And he said that he was honored with their request.
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Brady introduced the new member of his family to fans on Instagram. “Hey you all, meet Sunny! I love this little guy already,” he wrote.
“He’s gonna call me Dunkle (Daddy/Uncle) because I plan to be around and do all that,” he revealed. “They say it takes a village to raise a child and they are right!”
Brady gives information about Sunny as well as Taketa and Fordham. He shared, “I’m honored to be included in his life as his ‘Dunkle’ and I love Mandy and Jason for joining me on their journey.”
He added that the three are already co-parenting together. But she’s still happy to go on a new parenting journey with them.
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After Brady’s divorce, Fordham was a backup dancer for his Las Vegas residency, which Taketa directed. Although he clarified that he and Taketa “were not together,” Brady acknowledged, “it was hard because I’m human.”
He said that he also learned from it. “I love Jason. He’s a member of our family,” he shared. “It’s a shame that this is out of the ordinary.”
Now, the whole family makes a hit TikTok together, except the new kid as of now. So, fans can learn a few things about co-parenting and dancing while checking them out.
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