The Monster-in-Law actress, who was previously married to male record producer Dave Hall, 'came out' publicly in November, 2008, a month after tying the knot with her now-wife Alex, but she reveals her conservative mum Marion and dad Harry struggled to accept that she was a lesbian for years and declined to watch Sykes walk down the aisle with a woman.
The 49 year old says, "I was 40 when I came out to my parents...
Her response to Oprah asking if she knew Jesse and Dan was to retort with, “Yes…we have meetings the same way black people do.” Once they sat down, each took the time to share their coming out stories.
Jesse Tyler Ferguson came out to his dad a total of three times before he eventually got it and grew to accept his son.
“I don’t understand why people really get upset about something that doesn’t affect them.
Besides her acting career, she is also known to be the comedian and voice artist. She is popular in the world for portraying her role in the television series, The New Adventures of Old Christine.
Wanda ended the show with her thoughts on what still needs to be done, “There are still 29 states where you can be fired for being gay. Because if you can’t get a job no one is going to marry you.
Nobody wants your broke ass.” Great point, Wanda, and you always get the last laugh.
When I came out to my parents, I was having a surgery and my mother and my sister-in-law, they were going to come out here (to Los Angeles) to be with me during the surgery.
"And I said, 'Mum, let me just explain something to you.
From mid 2008, she began her love affairs with Alex Sykes.