Lily Tomlin & Longtime Partner Jane Wagner Wed
Lily Tomlin and Jane Wagner, who’ve been in a relationship for over four decades, were married on New Year’s Eve.
Lily Tomlin Marries Jane Wagner
Tomlin, 74, and Wagner, 78, tied the knot in a private ceremony in Los Angeles, the actress’ publicist Jennifer Allen told Us Weekly, adding, “They are very happy.”
"It was an eventful New Year's Eve," wrote Chicago Tribune gossip columnist Liz Smith last week before the nuptial news was confirmed. "My longtime friends, Lily Tomlin and her love, the writer Jane Wagner, got married on the eve of 2014…My wish is that their happiness will be as great as their combined talents."
Tomlin met Wagner for the first time back in 1971, when the duo worked together on Tomlin’s comedy album This Is a Recording. Proving their comedic chemistry, the album won the 1972 Grammy Award for Best Comedy Recording.
Wagner also wrote with Tomlin for her one-woman show The Search for Signs of Intelligent Life in the Universe, and penned the screenplay for her movie The Incredible Shrinking Woman. She also worked with her new spouse on Moment by Moment.
Tomlin introduced the possibility of marriage for her and Wagner last summer, admitting that it would be “awfully nice” in an interview with E! News. "You don't really need to get married, but marriage is awfully nice," she said. "Everybody I know who got married, they say it really makes a difference. They feel very very happy about it."
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