People reports that Keegan-Michael Key’s divorce from his ex wife Cynthia Blaise was finalized just days before he announced his engagement to his next wife Elisa Pugliese. I felt badly for Cynthia because she and KMK were married for 206 Hollywood years, she supported his ass when he was trying to make it, and she had a really rough time physically and emotionally when they were in the process of divorcing.
Thankfully, it looks like KMK has agreed to a very generous divorce settlement (or was forced into one, either way, yay). It’s almost enough for me to forgive him for using the “she said yes!” line in his engagement announcement which is the straight male equivalent to “he went to Jared!”. Gross. And grosser.
I hope Keegan-Michael Key’s ex-wife (or hopefully, soon to be ex-wife) Cynthia Blaise was relaxed and sitting in a comfy chair this morning when she read the news that KMK is engaged to be married to producer and director Elisa Pugliese. Cynthia and KMK were married for over 15 years. The divorce was hard on Cynthia who claimed she developed PTSD and had to gobble pills to cope. Who could blame her really when she reportedly supported him through the lean years. Hell, I gobble pills to cope and I’m not going through shit. Hopefully she’s been well compensated and has moved on too because there’s no putting this new horse back in the barn.
Disney’s latest live-action MWTPTBG (mess with the potential to be good), The Lion King, is coming together and yesterday, Disney tweeted a picture of the confirmed cast. For a company like Disney, that is a very low-budget community theater-looking cast sheet. Not to mention how confusing it must have been when the real star Beyonce saw it. “Can someone explain why both my picture and name are the same size as everyone else? Oh wait, is this like a Destiny’s Child thing, where I pretend I’m part of a group? Ok, gotcha (wink).”
When I watch the Comedy Central show Key & Peele, I laugh. Sometimes I squint and think “Okay, I guess Jordan Peele looks like Adam DeVine.” But when Dave Chappelle watches Key & Peele, he gets sad. Sorry, A-A-Ron, but you done messed up again.
I also made the same face as Keegan-Michael Key while reading about the drama of his divorce. For one, because there’s a lot of it. But also because it’s just so completely random that we’re talking about the divorce of Coach Hines.
In 2015, the taller half of Key & Peele filed for divorce from his wife of 17 years, Cynthia Blaise. TMZ says that Cynthia has recently filed legal documents claiming that things haven’t been good for her ever since their divorce papers were filed two years ago. Cynthia says she’s suffering from severe depression, anxiety, hair loss, weight loss and PTSD. She claims she’s been taking 5 different medications since they decided to split.
Cynthia also claims she financially supported them on her dialect coach salary in the beginning before Keegan-Michael Key made it. They were married for 6 years before he landed MADtv. Once KMK started to make more money, Cynthia quit her job. At the time of their split, KMK had done tons of movies, five seasons of Key & Peele, and had landed a $1.2 million Toyota endorsement.
Keegan-Michael Key’s ex wants spousal support, a split of their assets, and attorney fees.
Cynthia claims she’s fallen on hard times financially because she gave up her career. She could probably get right back into it with a little practice, all while dealing with her divorce. For instance, she could re-familiarize herself with vowel sounds by hissing “Give me some damn money” at Keegan-Michael Key in several different accents.