"We snuck and did it," Waithe told John Legend while on The Ellen Degeneres Show Friday night. The creator of The Chi married her longtime girlfriend Alana Mayo. "You know, I didn't make any announcements."
"We went to San Francisco," Waithe continued. "We went to the courthouse, got married right in front of Harvey Milk's bust. It was her idea, as all good things are." The bust was a statue of the legendary openly gay politician Harvey Milk. That particular courthouse was where the country's first legal same-sex marriage ceremony was officiated.
"And she was just driving and she saw the courthouse and she said, 'We should get married there,'" Waithe explained. The pair have been engaged since 2017.
"It was a humbling day, you know, to marry someone so amazing," she said. "But also to really appreciate all the work that so many people have put in to be able to do that.
"Absolutely, it was a struggle to make that happen," Legend said. "It's beautiful that you can live your full truth and be in love and declare it to the world.
"Everybody should be able to do that," Waithe said.
Waithe, who identifies as a lesbian, told People Magazine in March 2018 that the wedding would be "super small, crazy small." Looks like it was as small as it can be.
"It's almost like an excuse to have fun with our friends."