In Hollywood, Wanda Sykes is one of the famous names across both film, comedy and television. Having been around for over three decades (since 1987), she has been a part of many significant moments in the American entertainment industry and the country as a whole. On a more personal level, she is an openly gay woman who is in a relationship with Alex Sykes.
Since same-sex marriage and relationships became legalized in America, many relationships like that of Alex Sykes and Wanda Sykes have sprung up both in Hollywood and among regular members of society. Wanda has since gotten married to Alex and they have been able to raise a family, staying together as a couple for over a decade.
We take a closer look at the life of Wanda’s wife, Alex Sykes below. Read on.
Alex Sykes – Bio & Age
Before Alex Sykes met Wanda Sykes, she was Alex Niedbalski and there was nothing known about her. We know she was born in France and raised in a European country but so far, that has been the extent of background information about her. Details such as her parents or childhood background are unknown.
While we know that her wife, Wanda Sykes attended Arundel High School and Hampton University, nothing is known of the educational history of the better half of the comedienne and television star.
The extent of lack of information about Alex Sykes also extends to her career, with no credible information available about the longtime wife of the Black-ish star. Wanda Sykes, on the other hand, has had a well-documented career that has seen her work for the National Security Agency, and build a career in the entertainment industry as a comedian, film and television star with roles in films like Nutty Professor II: The Klumps, My Super Ex-Girlfriend, Evan Almighty, Ice Age: Continental Drift, and TV shows like Wanda at Large, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Blackish, Harley Quinn and many more to her name.
Alex Sykes’ wife’s work has seen her nominated for several awards, including multiple Primetime Emmy and BET Comedy Awards.
Family – Wanda Sykes And Kids
As far as gay relationships go, one cannot say it has been an easy ride for many men and women who have dared to come out of the closet. This also applies to successful Hollywood stars like Wanda Sykes whose parents Marion and Harry Sykes disapproved of her relationship with Alex Sykes when she came out to them.
Prior to meeting and falling in love with Alex, Wanda Sykes was in a marriage with Dave Hall for seven years – between 1991 and 1998, coming out exactly a decade after the marriage ended in November 2008 during a rally advocating for the legalization of same-sex marriage.
Two years before the official end of her first marriage, Wanda and Alex Sykes met in 2006 during one of the many awards shows Wanda attended that year, according to a number of reports. Since then, they have developed a relationship that eventually led to marriage in October 2008 after two years of dating, about a month before she came out to the public as a lesbian.
Alex’s in-laws, Wanda’s parents, refused to attend the wedding and further cemented the breakdown of their relationship with their daughter.
However, it hasn’t all been difficult since Alex and Wanda Sykes got married, they have enjoyed beautiful moments together as a couple, including the birth of their twins, a daughter and a son named Olivia Lou Sykes and Lucas Claude Sykes who were born on the 27th of April, 2009.
Not only that, Alex Sykes and Wanda Sykes have also enjoyed a resurgence of the relationship between Wanda and her parents who have reconciled with their daughter and established a relationship with their grandchildren.
Alex Sykes and her family currently spend time in Los Angeles and Media, Pennsylvania.
Other Facts About Alex Sykes
1. Her exact height is unknown but she is taller than her famous wife, Wanda, who has a height of 5 feet 2 inches.
2. She has dark brown eyes and dark brown hair.
3. Alex Sykes has an estimated net worth of $1 million while her wife has a net worth of $6 million.
4. It is not known when Alex came out to her parents as a lesbian but her wife, Wanda Sykes did not come out to her parents as a lesbian until she was 40 years old.