David Letterman married his long-term partner Regina Lasko last week. On the 19th March, they married at the Teton County Courthouse in Choteau, Montana.
Letterman made the news public on yesterday’s edition of the Late Show With David Letterman, joking “Regina and I began dating in February of 1986… things are going pretty good, let’s just see what happens in about 10 years”. David has kept his relationship with Regina out of the press and out of the media spotlight.
Dave has famously rejected the idea of marriage whenever the subject is brought up – usually referring to Regina as “the mother of my child”. He said (on Monday’s Late Show) “I avoided getting married pretty good for, like, 23 years… I secretly felt that men who were married admired me… like I was the last of the real gunslingers”.
There was a hitch before he made it to the aisle last week though – his truck got stuck in the mud and they had to wait to be pulled out to make it to the Courthouse for their marriage ceremony. He says “so now we think well somebody’ll 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 mph wind”. He then jokes “‘see smart ass… you try to get married, this is what happens”.
When Harry started asking whether it was all still going ahead, Dave said “he gets very upset because mom had told him if I wasn’t back in an hour, the deal was off”.
NBC Los Angeles reports “the couple, together since 1986, were flanked by two friends and their 5-year-old son Harry as they stood together in the second floor of the 103-year-old building while the Justice of the Peace officiated the wedding”.
CBS News – “Letterman Marries Longtime Girlfriend”
The Associated Press – “David Letterman marries longtime girlfriend”
The Huffington Post – “David Letterman Marries Regina Lasko”
The Huffington Post – “Regina Lasko Photos: Letterman Talks About Marrying Her”
Yahoo! News – “David Letterman marries longtime girlfriend”
People – “David Letterman Marries Longtime Girlfriend Regina Lasko”
NBC Los Angeles – “David Letterman Wedding Details Revealed”
Digital Spy – “Letterman marries long-term girlfriend”
Official Late Show Website – Wahoo Gazette for 23/03/2009
The announcement on Monday’s Late Show;