Patton Oswalt Marries Meredith Salenger Just 4 Months After Engagement
PATTON OSWALT & MEREDITH SALENGER WED
Oswalt and Salenger became engaged a little over a year after the passing of Oswalt’s first wife, author Michelle McNamara, on April 21, 2016. The comedian and actor had to defend his decision to remarry so quickly when angry fans wrote to him on social media. Instead, he decided to repost a blog entitled “A Widow’s Rage Defense Against Patton Oswalt’s Engagement,” written by Erica Roman, who supported Oswalt’s decision to move on.
“Who gave you the position to judge when it’s ‘too soon’ for a person who has suffered the worst to be able to find happiness and companionship again?” Roman wrote. “It’s been 15 months! How long should a widow sit in isolation before YOU are comfortable enough to release them from their solitary confinement?”
“What did you guys do yesterday?” wrote Oswalt in an Instagram post alongside a photo of himself, his daughter, and his bride. Oswalt and McNamara’s 8-year-old daughter Alice served as the flower girl at the wedding.
Salenger also posted many adorable photos from the event.
Never. In the history of ever. Has anyone so gracefully and elegantly put together a more glorious and beautiful wedding than the incomparable @loveis_jogartin (loveluckandangels.com) Jo, you created the most magical day for @balvenieboy and me. It was breathtaking. But beyond the beautiful event, your energy and love put us all at ease and made the day and the months leading up to it filled with peace and excitement and I simply don’t know how you do it all. You are Wonder Woman. A beautiful soul and I’m so grateful to call you my friend. Thank you for everything. You magnificent beautiful light!!!!