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

Lily Tomlin and Jane Wagner Staff Reports

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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