Wanda Sykes Wife: Everything to KnowAbout Alex Niedbalski & Their 14 YearMarriage

Wanda Sykes and her wife Alex Niedbalski have been married for over a decade. Find out everything you need to know about the comedian’s wife here!

Wanda Sykes, 58, has been a comedy icon for nearly 30 years. After making her standup debut in the late 1980s, Wanda moved to New York to pursue comedy and eventually was hired to be a writer for The Chris Rock Show in the 90s.

Wanda has had her wife Alex Niedbalski by her side. While Alex may not be a comedian like Wanda, she’s super supportive of her wife. Find out everything you need to know about her here!

How did Wanda and Alex meet? Wanda and Alex’s story of how they met is super cute. The Tongue Untied comedian opened up about how a friend had advised her to give corny pickup lines a try to meet people in a 2018 interview with The Guardian. Wanda instead opted to tell Alex all about a kitchen remodeling job she had while riding a ferry to New York’s Fire Island. Apparently, the pair were a perfect match. “Something really said to me – like, audibly – ‘Wow, that’s what you need, Wanda,'” she said.

Wanda and Alex tied the knot in October 2008, a month before the comic came out as a lesbian during a rally supporting same sex marriage and pushing back against Prop 8 in California.

The Oscars host looked back on the fight after the pair wed in an anniversary post celebrating 12 years together in October 2020. “In 2008, we were fighting for marriage equality.

We asked [our] friends in lieu of gifts to support #NoProp8,” she wrote. “Although CA Prop 8 passed, we eventually won marriage equality for the country via the Supreme Court.” Alex has taken Wanda’s last name since the pair wed.