I think comedian Janeane Garofalo has discovered the secret to a lasting Hollywood marriage. What you do is get real drunk, get hitched, forget about it, and then you can stay happily married for decades!
At a recent reunion for the Ben Stiller Show at the New York Comedy Festival Garofalo revealed that she had, in fact, been married to a writer from the series, Rob Cohen, for 20 years without even knowing about it! Cohen has gone on to produce the highly successful The Big Bang Theory.
The 48-year-old star of Reality Bites who was Portlandia when Portlandia wasn’t cool told the audience in attendance about that fateful evening in 1991:
“Rob and I got married, for real, which we had to have a notary dissolve not 30 minutes before we got here tonight. We were married for 20 years until this evening. We got married drunk in Vegas . . . We dated for a year, and we got married at a drive-through chapel in a cab. We thought you have to go down to the courthouse and sign papers and stuff, so who knew? We were married, and apparently now that Rob is getting married for real, his lawyer dug up something.”