Actor and funnyman Marlon Wayans has so much love and respect for his ex-girlfriend Angelica Zachary and in his latest dedication to her, he let her know just how he felt.
For her birthday, the star took to Instagram to pen a special message in her honor.
"Happy birthday to this wonderful soul. God is good to have blessed my life with you," he wrote. "So sweet so real so smart. You made me two beautiful children and in spite of all my f--k ups you remain in my life as one of my best friends. Love bends and has not broken. What a strong woman you are. [A] beautiful Black woman that is quick to announce her Asian heritage and quicker to defend her strong African roots. Thank u for the occasional home cooked meals it’s hard out there in them streets. Thank you for your two-hour prayers, I think they’re working. Thank you for keeping God first and teaching our children right from wrong as well as how to have self respect, dignity, humility and at the same time not to be anybody’s door mat. Thank u for your quiet resilience and support. I couldn’t achieve half of what i have without you allowing me the creative space to do so. I’m thankful for all the years we spent together but I’m more thankful for this beautiful friendship and this weird obtuse beautiful family that we have. When your daddy passed i rubbed his chest looked him in the eye and whispered in his ear “i got you”. He passed me his most prized possession to care for. And with honor and pride i do it. As long as I’m on this earth “i got you”. This relationship has taught me that it’s not about sex it’s just about LOVE. The unconditional, the acceptance. Finding a pocket where you can feel safe protected and love someone freely. I’m blessed to have you in all these shapes of water. Have a happy birthday baby. I hope you smile all your life. My ex-wife, my children’s mother, my sister, my friend, my family... I just love you girl."
Wayans and Zachary were together for more than 10 years and have two children, son, Shawn and daughter, Amai together.
Although their romantic relationship didn't work out, the Marlon sitcom creator has always expressed his gratitude for how successfully the two have co-parented their teenagers and remained friends along the way.
"At the end of the day, the person that you had those children with, you love and love dearly. And I always will," Wayans told ET Online in 2017. "I'll always have nothing but love and respect for that woman. I think of her as my family."