March 24, 2009 02:28:29 GMT
David Letterman confirms that he has married his longtime partner Regina Lasko in a courthouse ceremony before the Justice of the Peace near their ranch in Montana last week.
After living together for years, longtime partners David Letterman and Regina Lasko finally tied the knot. Announcing his wedding to Regina during a taping for his TV show "Late Show with David Letterman" on Monday, March 23, the comedian confirmed, "On Thursday, at 3 P.M., March 19, 2009, at the Teton County Courthouse in Choteau, Montana, I was married to Regina Lasko."
"Regina and I began dating in February of 1986, and I said, 'Well, things are going pretty good, let's just see what happens in about ten years...'", David continued. "...I had avoided getting married pretty good for, like, 23 years, and I -- honestly, whether this happened or not -- I secretly felt that men who were married admired me...like I was the last of the real gunslingers, you know what I'm saying?'" he jokingly added.
Recalling his big day, David said things weren't all good when he, Regina, and their son Harry were on their way to the courthouse. "So now, we get ready to go and we've got to drive into the courthouse and it's muddy, and we're supposed to be there at 2, and it's me, Regina and Harry in the truck, in the pickup truck ... So we get two miles from the house and we get stuck in the mud - I mean, turn the truck over, stuck in the mud," he stated. "So now we think, 'Well, somebody will come- no, nobody comes along. Nobody comes along - it's Thursday afternoon, who's coming along, Zorro? No, nobody - so I get out of the truck and I walk two miles back to the house into a 50 mile an hour wind. It's not Beverly Hills, it's Montana, for God's sakes."
David then continued, "And the whole way, I'm thinking, 'See, smart ass, see, see, you try to get married, this is what happens. See, well, you've got nobody to blame but yourself. Could have happened any other day, but you wait now, see, this is what you get.' So then we get in the car and Harry says, 'Are we still going into town?' and I said, 'Yes, we are,' and he gets very upset because mom had told him if I wasn't back in an hour, the deal was off."
David Letterman and Regina Lasko's first meeting occurred when she worked for him on his show. Their son Harry, who was named after David's late father, was born in November 2003. Long before cohabiting with Regina, David was married to then-wife Michelle Cook. They got hitched in 1969 and then separated in 1977.