Lily Tomlin Marries Jane Wagner, Her Partner of 42 Years

Lily Tomlin Marries Jane Wagner, Her Partner of 42 Years

Wagner wrote Tomlin's “Search for Signs of Intelligent Life” and “Incredible Shrinking Woman”

Lily Tomlin married writer Jane Wagner, her partner of 42 years, in a private ceremony in Los Angeles on New Year's Eve.

“They're very happy,” Tomlin's spokeswoman, Jennifer Allen, told People.

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The marriage of Wagner, 78, and Tomlin, 74, was first reported by columnist Liz Smith, who wrote, “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.”

The couple (pictured in 2001) collaborated on some of Tomlin's most famous projects. Wagner wrote Tomlin's Tony-winning one-woman show “The Search for Signs of Intelligent Life in the Universe,” which was adapted from a Broadway play into a film, and the movie “The Incredible Shrinking Woman.”

Tomlin is also famed for her performances on “Laugh-In” and “The West Wing,” and starred in films including “9 to 5” and “All of Me.”

  • troche565

    Better late than never. Good for them. I had not heard Lily Tomlin name in years. She was great.

  • Barry Ford

    That's wonderful news! They are two great creative talents who deserve every happiness. Marriage is not easy for anyone, but I wish them success at it.

  • ballerina60


  • Name

    SICK and WRONG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!11

    • Cathy CC.

      natural and legal.

      • Don Miller

        As natural as mother-son marriage, father-daughter marriage, or brother-brother marriage. Don't liberals constantly tell us that consenting adults can do anything they want, no matter how revolting? I guess when there's no longer a moral base in this country, then anything goes. Celebrate perversity!

    • suetiggers

      try to get over your condition (and I'm straight and married 34 years)

  • Lou9999

    I have to admit, I didn't see that coming.

  • suetiggers

    Two fabulous women…I saw “Search for Signs” at the Kennedy Center with my niece and we both laughed so hard and it's a really wonderful memory. These two look like they've had a truly terrific relationship…smart, funny, wise good women.

  • Don Miller

    Nasty, nasty, nasty.