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Lily Tomlin marries partner of 42 years on New Year’s Eve

Monday, January 6, 2014
Lily Tomlin and Jane Wagner

Lily Tomlin and Jane Wagner

Actress and comedienne Lily Tomlin married writer Jane Wagner, her partner of 42 years, on News Years Eve, reports Liz Smith.

Smith reported the nuptials while recapping her New Year’s Eve celebrations: “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.”

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Tomlin, 74, and Wagner, 78, met in 1971 while working on Tomlin’s comedy album, “This Is a Recording.”

Tomlin got the idea to ask Wagner to collaborate with her after she saw an after-school special that Wagner had written.

The album, Tomlin’s first, went on to win the Grammy Award for Best Comedy Recording in 1972 and features the comic in character as Ernestine, the sharp-tongued telephone operator she made famous on the TV series “Laugh In.”

Last August, Tomlin told E! News that her and Wagner were “thinking” about getting married after the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) was ruled unconstitutional.

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94 more reader comments:

  1. Congrats to you both. Many years of happiness and blessings!

    Posted on Tuesday, January 7, 2014 at 6:08am
  2. Posted on Tuesday, January 7, 2014 at 6:09am
  3. AWESOME!!CONGRATS,LOVE YOU ,LILLY!!!

    Posted on Tuesday, January 7, 2014 at 6:09am
  4. Congratulations! You’ve been making me laugh just about as long as you’ve been together.

    Posted on Tuesday, January 7, 2014 at 6:10am
  5. so beyond cool

    Posted on Tuesday, January 7, 2014 at 6:12am
  6. You go gyrls

    Posted on Tuesday, January 7, 2014 at 6:13am
  7. Those two have been together for 42 years? That’s an accomplishment for any couple!

    Posted on Tuesday, January 7, 2014 at 6:13am
  8. Good for Lily and Jane. :~)

    Posted on Tuesday, January 7, 2014 at 6:13am
  9. So great

    Posted on Tuesday, January 7, 2014 at 6:15am
  10. I wonder how many marriages have been affected by theirs. Exactly . . . 0. Congratulations! Love wins. <3

    Posted on Tuesday, January 7, 2014 at 6:18am
  11. Guess I shouldn’t complain that it took 9 years to convince my partner to marry me. ;)

    Posted on Tuesday, January 7, 2014 at 6:19am
  12. yOU GALS MAKE A VERY NICE COUPLE! MORE HERO’S TO ADMIRE! XOXOXO

    Posted on Tuesday, January 7, 2014 at 6:19am
  13. Congratulations

    Posted on Tuesday, January 7, 2014 at 6:21am
  14. 42 years together is wonderful, so happy for you both. If you wore chicken suites or not it doesn’t matter. May you have soo many more wonderful years together. You deserve it. Love for all.

    Posted on Tuesday, January 7, 2014 at 6:22am
  15. Awsome!!!Congrats!!! My partner of almost 20 years also married on New years eve!! : )

    Posted on Tuesday, January 7, 2014 at 6:25am
  16. wow!!!

    Posted on Tuesday, January 7, 2014 at 6:26am
  17. Yay! About time!

    Posted on Tuesday, January 7, 2014 at 6:30am
  18. Gigantic Props to you & you, and your hair Dresser & Photographer for this darn shoot !!…..:D
    My Goodness, don’t think you 2 ladies look fluffed and Flooded!!
    Congratulations, your an Inspiration!!!
    We’re a bit more then 38 yr.’s and still countering!
    and I’ll hang on till stone tablets come around again
    Wishing you all the Best!!!…xo…..:D

    Posted on Tuesday, January 7, 2014 at 6:32am
  19. 42 years how great is that? God bless them.

    Posted on Tuesday, January 7, 2014 at 6:33am
  20. Yea love to you both!!!!!!

    Posted on Tuesday, January 7, 2014 at 6:45am
  21. Congratulations

    Posted on Tuesday, January 7, 2014 at 6:45am
  22. Congratulations, ladies!

    Posted on Tuesday, January 7, 2014 at 6:47am
  23. Congratulations Ladies and Happy New Year !

    Posted on Tuesday, January 7, 2014 at 6:52am
  24. Awesome!

    Posted on Tuesday, January 7, 2014 at 6:54am
  25. Congrats Lily Tomlin!

    Posted on Tuesday, January 7, 2014 at 6:57am
  26. 3

    Posted on Tuesday, January 7, 2014 at 6:57am
  27. congratulations! what a wonderful eve for the 2 of you! <3 <3

    Posted on Tuesday, January 7, 2014 at 7:09am
  28. Congratulations!

    Posted on Tuesday, January 7, 2014 at 7:28am
  29. Awesome. So happy for them both

    Posted on Tuesday, January 7, 2014 at 7:29am
  30. WTG lilly-and jane

    Posted on Tuesday, January 7, 2014 at 7:31am
  31. congrats

    Posted on Tuesday, January 7, 2014 at 7:41am
  32. :)

    Posted on Tuesday, January 7, 2014 at 7:50am
  33. I always though Lily Tomlin seemed like she could be a lesbian, but it seemed to be skirted around in her comedy, so I thought no…..duh….should have seen through that. Wow. This is amazing. Congratulations.

    Posted on Tuesday, January 7, 2014 at 8:35am
  34. My mother and father were married for 56 years, and a gay couple I know in Dallas, Texas, were together for 59 yrs.

    Posted on Tuesday, January 7, 2014 at 9:03am
  35. Congratulations Lillie and Jane. You have come along way in your relationship. Hope to see you in the same relationship in 20 more years or more. You make us gays proud!

    Posted on Tuesday, January 7, 2014 at 9:04am
  36. She is a great actress loved her in the shrinking wife. Lol

    Posted on Tuesday, January 7, 2014 at 9:09am
  37. Fuck Utah!!!

    Posted on Tuesday, January 7, 2014 at 9:14am
  38. Congratulations to them both!

    Posted on Tuesday, January 7, 2014 at 9:45am
  39. Love of this longevity certainly deserves recognition!

    Posted on Tuesday, January 7, 2014 at 9:46am
  40. Congrats ladies.

    Posted on Tuesday, January 7, 2014 at 9:52am
  41. Michigan pride. I have always loved Lily Tomlin.

    Posted on Tuesday, January 7, 2014 at 11:01am
  42. revolting

    Posted on Tuesday, January 7, 2014 at 11:12am
  43. Congrats girls

    Posted on Tuesday, January 7, 2014 at 11:23am
  44. Love these two and am so happy for them!

    Posted on Tuesday, January 7, 2014 at 11:44am
  45. wow…ever since about a few months before i was born.

    Posted on Tuesday, January 7, 2014 at 11:47am
  46. Congrats. I love the pic.

    Posted on Tuesday, January 7, 2014 at 11:59am
  47. Congratulalions, Ladies love

    Posted on Tuesday, January 7, 2014 at 12:08pm
  48. Love It. Congratulations

    Posted on Tuesday, January 7, 2014 at 12:09pm
  49. Congratulation! :)

    Posted on Tuesday, January 7, 2014 at 12:11pm
  50. <3

    Posted on Tuesday, January 7, 2014 at 12:41pm
  51. And that’s the truth!

    Posted on Tuesday, January 7, 2014 at 12:48pm
  52. Long over due..Congrats to both of you and many more years to come.

    Posted on Tuesday, January 7, 2014 at 12:50pm
  53. And I should care about this because….?

    Posted on Tuesday, January 7, 2014 at 12:50pm
  54. But I wanted to marry Lily Tomlin!

    Posted on Tuesday, January 7, 2014 at 12:59pm
  55. Yea!!! I’d say it’s about time!! Two incredible talents!!

    Posted on Tuesday, January 7, 2014 at 2:01pm
  56. Long life together – we just passed 57 -

    Posted on Tuesday, January 7, 2014 at 2:12pm
  57. So happy for you both . I wish every GAY person ( famous and non famous ) would come out of the closet !!!! If I could marry here in ( BACKWARD ) Louisiana I would marry my lifetime partner of 28 years !! Love is love … Come out Come out where ever you are !! We need 2014 to be the year of the QUEERS !!

    Posted on Tuesday, January 7, 2014 at 2:15pm
  58. Hooray for them.

    Posted on Tuesday, January 7, 2014 at 2:30pm
  59. Wonderful , I’m so happy for them. I must add that out of 57 comments and 1,600 likes only a Lou Ann Dixon was snotty. That in itself is amazing

    Posted on Tuesday, January 7, 2014 at 2:36pm
  60. Sweet.

    Posted on Tuesday, January 7, 2014 at 2:49pm
  61. Blessings on you… JOY! YOU are proof of Intelligent Life in the Universe. …

    Posted on Tuesday, January 7, 2014 at 2:58pm
  62. congratulations lily and jane,loved them movies lily 9to5 and the incredible shrinking woman

    Posted on Tuesday, January 7, 2014 at 3:04pm
  63. congratulations!

    Posted on Tuesday, January 7, 2014 at 3:09pm
  64. That’s been a long time known relationship! Glad they could formalize it!

    Posted on Tuesday, January 7, 2014 at 3:10pm
  65. Congratulations you, two. 42yrs, WOW that’s great! 42more,please

    Posted on Tuesday, January 7, 2014 at 3:14pm
  66. NICE§§

    Posted on Tuesday, January 7, 2014 at 3:17pm
  67. Lovely couple

    Posted on Tuesday, January 7, 2014 at 3:29pm
  68. Congratulations …. And to the fuckin homophobes wtf I’ve heard all the bible shit I can stand … You act like we’re killing the world meanwhile you have someone spreading there legs and 2 months later killing an innocent life! And to the bible shit … Do you have a hotline to god because unless you do shut it! I would love to be able to marry my partner in my state but sadly there biblical idiots … But I know eventually it will happen … Gay marriage for Missouri hopefully one day

    Posted on Tuesday, January 7, 2014 at 3:41pm
  69. Congratulations Lily & Jane

    Posted on Tuesday, January 7, 2014 at 3:46pm
  70. Love it!!!

    Posted on Tuesday, January 7, 2014 at 3:54pm
  71. Nicole, calm down. Why do you all have to bash the bible. Why all of your hate?

    Posted on Tuesday, January 7, 2014 at 4:47pm
  72. I love Lilly Tomlin. Just watched her in an episode of Web Therapy. She is so darn funny!

    Posted on Tuesday, January 7, 2014 at 4:49pm
  73. that’s fantastic news

    Posted on Tuesday, January 7, 2014 at 4:50pm
  74. Thank you for all the laughs I wish you and Jane the best. Love ya!!!

    Posted on Tuesday, January 7, 2014 at 4:51pm
  75. Lily is so COOL!!!!!!!!

    Posted on Tuesday, January 7, 2014 at 4:56pm
  76. Good for her. About time!

    Posted on Tuesday, January 7, 2014 at 4:59pm
  77. I LOVE YOU LILY TOMLIN!

    Posted on Tuesday, January 7, 2014 at 5:03pm
  78. Congratulations, and a Happy New Year.

    Posted on Tuesday, January 7, 2014 at 5:09pm
  79. nice

    Posted on Tuesday, January 7, 2014 at 5:18pm
  80. Wow…Congrats…

    Posted on Tuesday, January 7, 2014 at 5:36pm
  81. Whoa! I had no idea! Congrats to Lilly!

    Posted on Tuesday, January 7, 2014 at 6:03pm
  82. that’s our anniversary too! 6 yrs

    Posted on Tuesday, January 7, 2014 at 6:35pm
  83. Congrats to the happy couple! Best wishes! Love ya Lily! Great picture!!

    Posted on Tuesday, January 7, 2014 at 6:58pm
  84. Well …Bull

    Posted on Tuesday, January 7, 2014 at 7:19pm
  85. Congratulations. You are such a role model!

    Posted on Tuesday, January 7, 2014 at 7:19pm
  86. Sweeeeet!

    Posted on Tuesday, January 7, 2014 at 7:20pm
  87. UCAN SEE THEIR LOVE

    Posted on Tuesday, January 7, 2014 at 7:26pm
  88. Congrats!!

    Posted on Tuesday, January 7, 2014 at 7:50pm
  89. Congratulations to you both.

    Posted on Tuesday, January 7, 2014 at 8:03pm
  90. (y) Respect! (y)

    Posted on Tuesday, January 7, 2014 at 8:27pm
  91. Many congratulations!

    Posted on Tuesday, January 7, 2014 at 8:30pm
  92. Where was she when Lily was having the affair with John Travolta???

    Posted on Tuesday, January 7, 2014 at 8:31pm
  93. amazing many more years together, congratulations

    Posted on Tuesday, January 7, 2014 at 8:58pm
  94. Joyful Congratulations Lily and Jane. Best Wishes for another 42 years – Or More.

    Posted on Tuesday, January 7, 2014 at 9:01pm