Famed US actress Lily Tomlin marries writer partner Jane Wagner on New Year’s Eve
US actress Lily Tomlin married her long-term partner Jane Wagner, writer and director, on New Year’s Eve.
The ‘I Heart Huckabees’, ‘Will and Grace’ and ‘Sesame Street’ actress was confirmed married to Wagner, an Emmy Award winning writer, director and producer, by Chicago Tribune columnist Liz Smith.
Smith wrote: “IT WAS AN EVENTFUL NEW YEAR’S EVE,” she wrote. “I WAS Hobnobbing with the attractive Madeleine and her hubby, the gifted Andrew Lloyd Webber, in Barbados in a gorgeous mansion by the sea… And 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 said last year ahead of the US Supreme Court struck down the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) that she and Wagner were “thinking about” getting married.
“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.”
“No rings, no bridal dresses,” she added. “Maybe we’ll be dressed like chickens.”
The pair met in March 1971 as they collaborated for work.
They have been a couple for 42 years. Congratulations!