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Lily Tomlin and Jane Wagner to Marry After 42 Years?

Lily Tomlin and Jane Wagner to Marry After 42 Years?

Lily Tomlin and her partner Jane Wagner have been together 42 years. Since the Supreme Court rulings this June, they may finally say, "I do."

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After 42 years together comedy legend Lily Tomlin and her partner, writer Jane Wagner, may finally say, “I do,” Tomlin told EOnline’s Marc Malkin.

"We're thinking maybe we'll get married,” Tomlin told E. This June the Supreme Court ruled the Defense of Marriage Act unconstitutional and overturned California’s antigay legislation Prop 8, paving the way for same-sex couples to marry in California and for those married in states where its legal to gain access to federal rights.

"You didn't think that would happen," Tomlin said. She added,"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 kick-started her career on the classic sketch comedy show Laugh In, eventually starring in the modern classics like Nashville, 9 to 5 and I Heart Huckabees.

The couple met in 71 when Tomlin asked Wagner to work on her comedy album with her. Tomlin got the idea to ask Wagner to collaborate after viewing an after-school special Wagner wrote, according to E.

Later, the pair collaborated on Tomlin’s 1985 Tony-winning one-woman-show The Search for Intelligent Signs of Life in the Universe. Wagner was writer and producer on the show, which was turned into a film in 1991. 

Regarding the possibility of a Tomlin/Wagner wedding, Tomlin told E that it wouldn’t be a traditional wedding by any measure.

"No rings, no bridal dresses," Tomlin said. "Maybe we'll be dressed like chickens."

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Tracy E. Gilchrist

<p>Cinephile, cyclist, proud cat lady and unabashed Pretty Little Liars guru.</p>

<p>Cinephile, cyclist, proud cat lady and unabashed Pretty Little Liars guru.</p>