In a recent interview, Wayne Brady admitted that he is pansexual, which means that he finds people attractive regardless of their gender or sexual orientation. The “Let’s Make a Deal” host described his challenging process of self-discovery and asserted that his ex-wife and daughter, Maile Masako Brady, are demonstrating acceptance for him.
Maile Masako Brady: who is she?
Wayne Brady shares parental responsibilities for Maile Masako Brady with his ex-wife Mandie Taketa. Maile, who is now 20 years old, was born on February 3, 2003.
A dancer named Mandie and Wayne got married four years before Maile was born. Diana Lasso and Wayne were previously wed from 1993 to 1995. On April 5, 2007, Wayne and Mandie decided to divorce. Maile was only three years old.
Mandie filed for divorce from Wayne on July 2, 2007. Wayne’s representative stated to PEOPLE at the time that “the split is very amicable and they continue to remain the best of friends and committed parents.”
Maile is a talented singer and actor who has carried on her father’s legacy. On The Bold and the Beautiful episode in 2018, she made her acting debut. She filmed scenes with former Dance Moms star Nia Sioux.
Maile made her singing debut in 2021 when she released the song “Exhale” and a music video. On TikTok, Maile has over 200,000 followers in addition to her singing and dancing. With her father, Maile has produced a number of TikTok videos.
Regarding Maile’s appearance on the soap opera, Wayne said to Entertainment Tonight, “To see her on the set, I feel like a giddy stage dad.” “I want to cry,” you say. I’ve come close to crying a few times.
Taketa was the first person Brady came out to. “I simply said, ‘Great.’ I knew coming out would make him happier, so I did it,” she said. The majority of Maile’s response to Brady was a shrug. She recalled, “I just said, ‘Okay,'” The former couple, their child, and Mandie’s lover, Jason Fordham, all went into isolation during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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