Lily Tomlin Marries Partner Jane Wagner After 42 Years Together


Lily Tomlin Marries Partner Jane Wagner After 42 Years Together


Congratulations are in order for legendary actress/comedienne Lily Tomlin and her partner Jane Wagner, as the couple recently tied the knot, People reports.

After 42 years together, which is a long time (I mean a long time) for anyone in Hollywood, Tomlin, 74, and Wagner, 78 said “I do” at a private ceremony in Los Angeles on New Year’s Eve. A rep for the couple told the entertainment magazine, “They're very happy.”

This shouldn’t come as a surprise. Last August, Tomlin told E! News that she and Wagner were thinking about getting married after the Supreme Court ruled against the Defense of Marriage Act and Prop 8. Tomlin said, "We're thinking maybe we'll get married. You don't really need to get married, but marriage is awfully nice. Everybody I know who got married, they say it really makes a difference. They feel very, very happy about it."

Tomlin, who’s been around the film and TV world for quite some time now, is known for her roles on ‘NCIS,’ ‘Malibu Country,’ ‘Web Therapy,’ ‘Laugh-In,’ and ‘Murphy Brown,’ to name a few. In addition, she has also collaborated with Wagner on many projects, including Tomlin’s Tony-winning one-woman show ‘The Search for Signs of Intelligent Life in the Universe.’

Reportedly, the recently hitched couple first met when Tomlin was in search of someone to help her with her famously wicked child character Edith Ann (from ‘Laugh-In’).

- Web Therapy
- Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In
- Lily Tomlin

Written by: akoerner
Jan 7th, 2014, 4:29 pm

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Message Posted On Jan 8th, 2014, 8:09 am
Peter in Oz, "Cause you can't just change your sexuality like your T-shirt". That is a laugh, just ask the EX-LESBIAN wife of NYC mayor. Or ask Lou Diamond Phillips wife, who ran off with Melissa Ethridge and is now married to a MAN. Or Ellen's ex who is married to a MAN. Bowie said he was BI-SEXUAL.Bowie outed himself in an interview with Melody Maker in January 1972, a move coinciding with the first shots in his campaign for stardom as Ziggy Stardust. In a 1976 interview with Playboy, Bowie said: "It's true — I am a bisexual. But I can't deny that I've used that fact very well. I suppose it's the best thing that ever happened to me." He distanced himself from that in a 1983 interview with Rolling Stone, saying his earlier declaration of bisexuality was "the biggest mistake I ever made". In 1993, he made the claim that he had always been a "closet heterosexual", and that his interest in homosexual and bisexual culture was more a product of the times and situation than his own feelings. Bowie stated, "It wasn't something I was comfortable with at all." Bowie expressed a different view in a 2002 interview with Blender; where he was posed with this question: "You once said that saying you were bisexual was 'the biggest mistake I ever made'. Do you still believe that?" His response: "Interesting. [Long pause] I don’t think it was a mistake in Europe, but it was a lot tougher in America. I had no problem with people knowing I was bisexual. But I had no inclination to hold any banners or be a representative of any group of people. I knew what I wanted to be, which was a songwriter and a performer, and I felt that [bisexuality] became my headline over here for so long. America is a very puritanical place, and I think it stood in the way of so much I wanted to do."

Message Posted On Jan 8th, 2014, 1:22 am
I cannot speak on behalf of all gay people but I surely knew that Lily was gay and had a lover. So what? Why should gay have to say they are Gay? Straights do not walk around saying they are straight. It will be a nice thing when people can just be people and not have to declare that they are this or that!
Peter in Oz

Message Posted On Jan 7th, 2014, 10:31 pm
Actually Bowie (falsely) claimed to be gay in 1972 as a way of getting publicity for a flailing career and to score a second hit single in the UK. In 1995 Bowie declared he was no longer gay. So, he was never really a role model for anybody - let alone gays. 'Cause you can't just change your sexuality like your T-shirt. Oh, and congrats to the happy couple!

Message Posted On Jan 7th, 2014, 6:13 pm
Got to love those pioneering Homosexuals that even when the fame is established never bother to make public their lifestyle. That is until it is way too late and they are over the hill. How much stronger would Gay rights have been if people like Lilly came out in the Sixties, Seventies, Eighties, Nineties, Oughts? Forty years of denial and failing to be role models. Bowie came out as Bi way back when, for example.Oh well, now that the bandwagon is rolling everyone will jump on.
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