The Half Filipino Entrepreneur is none other than her husband!
Who is Justin Hakuta?
Justin Hakuta was born on the 18th of October in 1982 making him currently 38 years of age. Justin is a businessman and he is married to Ali Wong. Does that name ring a bell? Ali Wong is an American comedian and actress. She first rose to fame when her Netflix special “Baby Cobra” was released. Fans loved Wong’s comedy and were fond of her honest and fun demeanor. The stand-up show was released in 2015 and it featured Ali Wong, a pregnant woman talking about her experience going through life in her shoes with a humorous twist.
Since many of Ali’s jokes included topics related to her domestic life and her becoming a mother for the first time, they of course covered the topic of her husband as well. So, even if you do not know about Justin as an individual we are sure you have heard all about him through Wong’s hilarious stories and joke-telling.
Justin Hakuta was born and raised in Washington D.C. in the United States of America. His parents are Marilou Cantiller and Ken Hakuta. Ken was a brilliant man of his time. Justin’s father was an inventor and a television personality. He invented an octopus toy for children. This octopus could walk up walls and it fascinated not just kids but also older people. It was named the Wacky Wall Walker. The toy was released around the 80s which is coincidentally the time that Justin was born. Secondly, Ken Hakuta was a part of the television show called the “Dr. Fad Show”. It was based on inventive and creative projects for children. Although it was a children’s show it was entertaining for all.
Thus, Justin came into this world not just when his family was doing well but thriving! Justin had two other siblings, a brother, and a sister, namely David Kenzo Hakuta and Aki Hakuta.
What Are His Occupation And Nationality?
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The young man is half-Filipino and half-Japanese descent. With the fact that he lives in the United States, Justin has been exposed to a multitude of cultures. Justin chose to follow in the footsteps of his father and approached the business school. The talent and creativity that was present in his beloved father were passed on to Justin Hakuta as well.
Wong’s spouse started his early education in the city that he was born in, Washington D.C. He was enrolled in a school called Sidwell Friends School. Justin did his Bachelor’s degree from Carnegie Mellon University. His major in college was Decision Science, an interesting field choice indeed. Before completing his undergraduate program at Carnegie Mellon, Hakuta traveled to Mexico to study at Tecnologico de Monterrey. This was in the early 2000s. Justin was a high achiever student and was certainly no quitter as after finishing his Bachelor’s in Decision Science, he applied to Harvard University. And it is not surprising that he got in! As if it was not impressive enough that he was studying at Harvard, Hakuta had also chosen Business School, which is not a degree to be taken lightly. He is now an MBA from Harvard.
Justin Hakuta decided to start up a website by the name of YogaStart. The website helps make yoga more accessible and easily available to people. It is concerned with not just yoga but also other alternative health care techniques which include massage and nutritional advice.
Some of his other endeavors include Seventh Generation, Honest Tea, and The Human Trafficking Project. He also worked with Good RX since 2017 and became the Vice President of the company. Only recently has he discontinued that job in 2019. Justin has also worked as a narrator.
How Did He And Ali Wong meet?
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Justin Hakuta and Ali Wong, their fates were tied together from a long while ago. It is true when they say love can find you in the most unexpected places. But just sometimes we can find ourselves opening our eyes to see the possibilities for love that were right in front of us all this time. Ali and Justin met in a magical-fairytale kind of way. The two of them were invited to the same wedding as a mutual friend among them was getting married. This wedding took place back in 2010. It is not clear whether it was the romantic atmosphere of the event they were at or something else, but the chemistry was undeniable and unmatched.
Although the two fell for each other on separate occasions, they were in sync throughout their dating life. Ali was head over heels for the handsome chap right from the first time they met. It was not exactly love at first sight but he gained Ali’s interest and attention right from the very beginning. Ali was impressed by his educational accomplishments as well as his aura. She tried to show the best version of herself as many of us do when we are seeking someone’s approval. She has quotably said that she had to convince Justin somehow that her body was “a secret garden” when in reality she considered it a “public park”.
Justin reportedly started to catch feelings for Wong once he attended one of her comedy skits. Her humor and easy way of carrying herself allured and attracted him. It is safe to say that they were both intrigued by each other from the very start.
How Long Has The Couple Been Together?
The couple liked to take things slow. They did not wish to rush into things and wanted to get to know each other well. That is why they did not even share their first kiss after four dates. It was on the fifth when they eventually decided it was the right time.
Since they started to date soon after they met in 2010, it means that the lovely couple has been in each other’s company and each other’s hearts for around an entire decade. The two decided to tie the knot in November of 2014 i.e. after four years of dating. Before their marriage ceremony, Ali was asked to sign a prenuptial agreement by her fiancé’s family. It stated that Wong must not be dependent on Hakuta. At the time, Justin was better established and Ali was not making as much as she does today. It may seem strange but in the end, it led her to great places. She mentioned in her book that the prenup motivated and encouraged her to work harder which led to her great success story.
What Does He Think About Him Being Talked About In Her Skits?
As some of Ali’s jokes revolve around her husband, people speculated if this may cause some dispute or resentment among the couple. Surely no one likes to be the butt of the joke. But Ali assures us that this is not the case. She would never willingly do something that would hurt her spouse who is so very precious to her. For this exact reason, before every script, skit, and stand-up show Wong has chosen to share her work with her husband before she shows it to anyone else. Thus, all her work is approved by Justin before being showcased. This is not an example of controlling or policing behavior rather than a caring one. She makes sure that her lover is comfortable with all the jokes being made regarding their life to not hurt or embarrass him in any way. She has said that she could not sacrifice her marriage over a “cool joke”.
What Are They Up To Now?
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Justin and Ali have two beautiful baby girls that are named Mari Hakuta and Nikki Hakuta. They were born in 2015 and 2017 respectively. The couple is happy and is raising a family while still working full-time jobs and establishing their careers.
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Justin and Wong are in many ways opposites but you know what they say; opposites attract. And in this case, they do not just attract but complement each other very well. They have started to participate in couple’s therapy sessions after they had children. Wong stated that this is a big factor in keeping them so well connected and in love. After all to keep any relationship thriving one must put in the work.