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Marlon Wayans Explains Why He Decided to Never Get Married

Marlon Wayans Explains Why He Decided to Never Get Married

Marlon Wayans is opening up.

While promoting his new movie Respect, the 49-year-old actor explained why he decided to never get married, and it’s all because of a promise he made with his late mom, who died last year at the age of 81.

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“My mom passed, and on her deathbed, I said, ‘Can I tell you something, woman?’” Marlon recalled with Essence. “She was in a lot of pain and she was fighting to stay alive, or fighting to go. And I said, ‘I’m 47 years old, and I’ve never been married because I always wanted you to be my No. 1 girl. My mother turned over, she looked at me, she grabbed my hand, she pulled me close to her and said, ‘I know. I love you too.’”

He continued: “I never got married because I knew my mom needed me. Women sometimes want to battle for your attention, they want to battle for your love, they want to be the one. Me and my mama share the same birthday. I’m not trying to hear you.”

Marlon was in a longtime relationship with Angelica Zachary from 1992 until 2013. Together they share two kids, daughter Amai, 21, and son Shawn, 19.

In another recent interview, Marlon dished on the possibility of a White Chicks sequel!

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