Lily Tomlin Considering Nontraditional Wedding to Partner Jane Wagner: ‘Maybe We’ll Dress Like Chickens’

Lily Tomlin says she's considering marrying her partner of more than four decades, Jane Wagner, E!'s Marc Malkin reports:

Tomlin_wagnerTomlin, who turns 74 on Sept. 1, and Wagner, 78, never thought they would see same sex marriage legal in their lifetime.

"You didn't think that would happen," the 9 to 5 star said. "It's pretty remarkable…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."

The wedding would be nontraditional, Tomlin joked:

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



    Lily has come a long way since she demanded her name be removed from a GMHC poster advertising her hosting a circus benefit at Madison Square Garden.

    “You don’t really need to get married.” That’s a stupid quote. You need to get married if you want the 1,000+ rights and federal protections marriage offers. So if you have a family or simply want to protect your spouse (and youself), you NEED to get married.

  2. Leroy Laflamme says

    Yay, same sex marriage! 74? 78? It’s never too late. My partner & I were married on what was in fact our eighteenth anniversay, & it’s now six years later. And yes, it does make a difference. We shall overcome!

  3. Gregory In Seattle says

    Surely not spring chickens. Personally, I would love to see Ms. Tomlin dressed as Ernestine; her vows could involve promising to “ringy dingy.”

  4. says

    “No rings, no bridal dresses. Maybe we’ll be dressed like chickens.”
    I’m not the type for sentiment but that made me tear up a little bit.

  5. Mary says

    Times really HAVE changed. Although I assumed Lily was joking about dressing up as a chicken I was going to say that this is a bad idea and that she should stick to a traditional lesbian wedding. Then I thought “a traditional lesbian wedding? Did I actually use that phrase?”

    Yes, I did!

  6. greenfuzz says

    I love Lily and have for too many years to remember. But having money makes a big difference.