Lisa Thorner: 8 Facts on Damon Wayans Ex-Wife

Originally posted on February 20, 2020 @ 5:11 am

Marrying a celebrity may be tough to have a successful marriage. If one-half of the couple isn’t famous, then things become more problematic. Some celebs choose to marry the non-famous person. However, some Hollywood couples make their non-celebrity marriage work, and some ended their marriage after being together for years.

Likewise, Damon Wayans Sr. and Lisa Thorner were one of the Hollywood couples who aren’t famous as others, despite that, their marriage didn’t last long. Let’s talk about a non-celebrity, Lisa Thorner, who came in the limelight after marrying comedian Damon Wayans Sr.

Lisa Thorner is the Ex-Wife of Damon Wayans

Lisa is an ordinary person like us. After getting involved with American actor and comedian, Damon Wayans, she came in the spotlight but rarely made her appearance in the media.

Image of Caption: Lisa Thorner and Damon Wayans Sr Divorced after 16 years of marriage

Caption: Lisa Thorner and Damon Wayans Sr Divorced after 16 years of marriage

Lisa met Damon while he was struggling to make his career in the film industry in the 1980s. However, none of the two opened up how and where they met and had an affair. Unlike other couples, the two began hanging up more and more, and eventually, they blown-up their dating into marriage.

Thorner and Wayans walked on the aisle in 1984, and their wedding was occasionally private. When they got married, Lisa and Damon were in their early twenties.

Why Did Lisa Thorner and Damon Wayans End Their Marriage in Divorce?

However, as time passes, things started getting complicated between the two. As a result, they felt unhappy with their marriage and decided to depart their ways. They are many causes that responsible for the breakdown of most marriages that end in a bitter divorce. One of the most common reasons is anger and resentment.

Similarly, Damon got busy in his work and didn’t manage time for his wife and family that create a difference in between. In the case of Damon, Lisa is the one who filed a divorce from Wayans after being married for 16 years. The main reason behind their separation was irreconcilable differences in August 2000.

According to AP News, the pair lived apart on May 21, 2000. While Lisa lived in the couple’s Beverly Hills home, and Wayans lives in Santa Monica. Additionally, she sought spousal support and joint custody of their children.

Though the Leather Weapon actor and his wife tried to reconcile, it didn’t work and finally got divorced in 2000.

Life After Divorce

After a divorce from Damon, she disappeared from the media. As of 2020, she is probably single and living a happy life as a mother. The main reason why she didn’t marry again is because of her motherhood.

On the contrary, her ex-husband, Damon, found love again and move on to his life. He has been dating a lady named Charity Duplechan since 2003 and still, they are together.

Mother of Four Children

Lisa Thorner and ex-husband, Damon Wayans, shared four children; Damon Wayans Jr., Michael Wayans, Cara Mia Wayans, Kyla Wayans and is a grandmother.

Image of Caption: Damon Wayans Jr in Netflix World Premiere of 'Sextuplets' in August 2019

Caption: Damon Wayans Jr in Netflix World Premiere of ‘Sextuplets’ in August 2019

Damon Wayans Jr. is the oldest son of Lisa and Damon Sr. He follows the step of his dad and applies his skill in writing and acting. Wayans Jr got hit with the entertainment bug when he starred in his father’s 1994 film, Blankman

Further, he is widely known for his role as Brad Williams in the ABC’s Happy Endings for which he received a nomination for Critics Choice Television Award for Best Supporting Actor. He made his appearances in the series My Wife & KidsDamon Kyle Wayans Jr and Samara Saraiva have been living a married life since 2016.

Image of Caption: Lisa and Damon's son, Michael Wayans is a musician and actor

Caption: Lisa and Damon’s son, Michael Wayans is a musician and actor

Their second son Michael Wayans aka Mike, was born on March 28, 1985, in Los Angeles. He made his debut with 1994’s Blankman and had a supporting role in the TV series My Wife & Kids, along with his older brother. In addition in the acting career, Miike is a musician and also composed the theme song for the 2006 TV series, The Underground. 

Image of Caption: Cara Mia Wayans posted a selfie of her on Instagram in November 2017

Caption: Cara Mia Wayans posted a selfie of her on Instagram in November 2017

Cara Mia Wayans is an actress but not as famous as other celebs. However, she succeeds in making her name in the film industry. She is notable for her roles like Dance Flick. Additionally, she is an amazing artist and even shares her work on her Instagram.

Lisa’s youngest daughter, Kyla Wayans, prefers to keep herself away from the public eye. She is not famous as her siblings but only known her name in Hollywood through her parents. As of 2019, Kyla is 29 years old as well as a mother of eight years old daughter, Emmie.

Grandchildren of Lisa Thorner

Lisa Thorner is enjoying her life being a mother of four children. Also, she has four grandkids. Lisa’s oldest son, Damon Sr., has two children from his previous relationship, but he has no kids with his now-wife, Samara.

Furthermore, her son Mike and daughter-in-law, Vanessa, welcomed their daughter, Ava Marie, on January 4 January 2014, who is now six years old. Lisa’s former husband also posts many photos with their grandkids on his social media.


Lisa also has a granddaughter named Emmie, born in 2012. She is the daughter of Kyla Wayans, but the name of the father remains undisclosed. Damon posted a throwback photo of Emmie and him on Instagram in December 2017.

Lisa’s ex-Husband Was Diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes

In January 2013, the In Living Color actor was diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes. At the time, he took a break from his work due to his health issues.

Image of Caption: Lisa's ex-husband had been diagnosed from Type 2 diabetes

Caption: Lisa’s ex-husband had been diagnosed from Type 2 diabetes

Professionally, he is a comedian, actor as well as a screenwriter. The doctor told him not work so much, so; he canceled a gig on Saturday night in Kansas City, Mo, and a six-date booking in Buffalo, New York. In addition, he informed his fans via social media that he’s ok and thanked them for the love and support.

What Does Lisa Do for a Living Now?

Speaking about Lisa Thorner’s net worth, we assure you that she hasn’t less than a million. Lisa is a former model and she has modeled for many agencies. She started up her modeling career in her twenties, but her career end after she becomes a mother.

Thorner made pretty good money from her modeling career. She got some cash in every month as spousal support and properties as well. However, we couldn’t find the actual net worth of Lisa. On the other hand, Wayans Sr has an estimated net worth of $35 million.

No Social Media Appearance

The former model has maintained a low-key after the tragic divorce from Damon Wayans Sr. Further, she is not active on social media. But you can follow her ex-husband and children on social networking sites such as Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

If you take a glance at Damon’s social profiles, he posts the couple’s throwback pictures with caption and hashtags.

Caption;- In the above post, the stand-up comedian shared a throwback photo of them and their son, Damon Jr.

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