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Marlon Wayans Sheds Light On His Journey From Denial To Acceptance Of His Trans Son

Marlon Wayans is setting the example for what it means to be a supportive parent and love your children unconditionally.

In a recent interview on The Breakfast Club, the 51-year-old actor spoke openly about his son, Kai, being transgender.


"I have a daughter that transitioned into a son," he told the morning show. "My daughter Amai is now Kai."

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The comedian told the morning show that he plans to share his journey from denial to acceptance in a forthcoming comedy special that he’ll likely entitle, Rainbow Child. “My transition as a parent, going from ignorance and denial to complete unconditional love and acceptance," he shared about the special.

Wayans hopes that his special will help other parents of trans children or those undergoing transition. While he explains that the shift within his family was “a very painful situation” for him, he believes that his reflective approach to the experience will be “one of the best, funniest hours [of comedy] I could ever imagine.”

Along with his son Kai, Wayans also shares a 21-year-old son, Shawn, with his ex, Angelica Zachary.

"They see me trying, and I’m happy, but I have to respect their wishes," he added.

The White Chicks star isn’t afraid to admit that he’s “still working on my pronouns,” nevertheless, his ultimate goal is for his children to be “free.”

"I want them to be free in spirit, free in thought, free to be themselves,” he said. “The more you know yourself, the more you can govern yourself; the more you live your truth, the happier your existence."

"If they can’t get that in the household with their father and their mother, how the f--- do I send them out into the world with that kind of confidence?” he continues. "I’m just so proud of them being them."

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