Marlon Wayans is providing insight into his family.
The comedian recently shared his eldest child Kai, 23, is transgender, opening up about his experience as a parent.
“I have a daughter that transitioned into a son,” he said during a Nov. 10 appearance on The Breakfast Club. “My daughter Amai is now Kai.”
As the Wayans Bros. star explained, he plans to expand on their journey as a family in an upcoming comedy special, stating that the change was difficult to accept at first.
“I talk about the transition—not about their transition, but about my transition as a parent, going from ignorance and denial to complete unconditional love and acceptance,” he said. “I think there’s a lot of parents out there that need to have that message, and I know I’m dealing with it. It was a very painful situation for me.”
Marlon—who shares kids Kai and Shawn, 21, with ex Angelica Zachary—also noted that Kai, who goes by they/them pronouns, knows their dad loves them and that they’re happy.