Kenan Thompson ditches wedding ring at Hard Rock after breakup

Kenan Thompson ditched his wedding ring after his split with wife Christina Evangeline.

The ‘Saturday Night Live’ star was emcee at the star-studded grand opening of the Hard Rock Hotel in Times Square on Thursday night and didn’t seem impressed by the tumult of his personal life, eyewitnesses told Page. Six exclusively.

“He looked like he was having so much fun,” a spy said. “He hosted the start of the show before John Legend came on and brought his drink on stage and kept saying he was just ‘chillin’.”

We’re told Legend, 43, took the stage about 40 minutes after he was due to start, so Thompson, 44, “talked about nothing like he’s stalling” in a hilarious way before introducing the main speakers of the evening.

Kenan Thompson and Patrick Ductant at the opening night of the Hard Rock Hotel in New York.
Kenan Thompson took off his wedding ring at the opening of the Hard Rock Hotel on Thursday amid his split from wife Christina Evangeline.
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Thompson kept his shades on throughout the event and afterparty, where he was seen chatting with Mayor Eric Adams, Cara Delevingne, Vanessa Hudgens, Legend and other stars.

Almost always with a drink in hand, the “All That” alum was overheard telling another attendee how he was “fine.”

Kenan Thompson talks to Eric Adams at the Hard Rock Hotel in New York.
Thompson spent the night chatting with stars such as Mayor Eric Adams (seen here).
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Page Six confirmed in early April that Thompson and Evangeline, 33, are going their separate ways after 11 years of marriage. They share two daughters, Georgia, 7, and Gianna, 3, and are focused on co-parenting.

The “Kenan & Kel” alum and interior designer tied the knot in November 2011 at the Georgia Aquarium’s Arctic Room in Atlanta.

Kenan Thompson and Christina Evangeline at the 2017 Emmys.
Thompson and Evangeline separated in April.

Thompson is “SNL’s” longest-serving cast member, currently appearing in his 19th season. His most famous sketches include “What’s Up With That?”, “Black Jeopardy!” and “Family Feud”, in which he impersonates host Steve Harvey.

James B. Helms