Kathy Griffin married her long-term partner on New Year’s Eve

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Kathy Griffin revealed a surprise in her New Year’s Eve message to her fans – that she was engaged and getting married that night! Kathy posted a teaser at 7:31PM New Year’s Eve telling everyone she had a surprise for them. Just 45 minutes later, Kathy, 59, and boyfriend of eight years, Randy Bick, 41, posted this:

Kathy received several congratulatory Tweets, some of which speculated that maybe this was all just a bit. By 9:51PM she denied that it was anything other than the real deal, speaking of the ceremony in the past tense. So somewhere between 8:17PM and 9:51PM, the 15-minute ceremony took place. Before midnight, Kathy posted a clip to let us know who the special officiant was – Lily Tomlin:

The voice heard off-camera is Lily’s wife, Jane Wagner. I have to admit, having Lily Tomlin perform the ceremony might be the only way I’d ever renew my vows – how amazing would that be?! Kathy said a few times that she intends to post the 15-minute ceremony to her YouTube page with the vows edited out because she wanted those to be private. So I guess not the “whole” 15-minute ceremony. As of this writing, it has not been posted but she’s technically on her honeymoon, so she’s allowed to take her time. Other than Lily and Jane, we don’t know who attended the ceremony. Apparently, the Kardashian-Jenners threw the couple an engagement party over Christmas so it wasn’t a spur of the moment idea. I guess our questions will be answered when the promised video goes up. Kathy looks nice in her floor length, simple cream dress. Her short-curly hair complements the ensemble well. I love her red rose bouquet and the soft fabric that’s framing them in the clip with Lily. Yes, the whole production of how she announced it and parsing it out in small clips is showy, but I am a firm believer that a wedding should be for the enjoyment of the couple and however they want to go about it is fine by me.

As for why they decided on a surprise NYE wedding, that too is so far a secret. CB speculated that the timing might have been a tax decision, to tie the knot before the end of the fiscal year and get the break in 2019. I suspect it had something to do with their 2018 breakup. They’d been together for seven years and called it quits. At some point, they reconciled, and my guess is promises were made at that time that the relationship would move in that direction, it’s happened before *raises hand*. I’m not Kathy’s biggest fan but I wish her well in this new chapter of her life.

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  1. JanetDR says:

    They look cute together!

    • Raina says:

      I’ve always said it: SO many couples who maintain long term tend to resemble each other, especially as time passes, and I can see it here.
      Anyway, congrats and best wishes. Love Tomlin.

  2. girl_ninja says:

    I was happy for heard when I heard. She’s been through a lot these past few years.

  3. Real Housewife says:

    They didn’t throw her a party, it seems as though she was trying to joke That their Christmas party was for the happy couple. I used to love her and then she just started alienating herself. I’ve read her bio and enjoyed her a lot, she has a pedophile brother who she sent to jail. She has been through a lot in her life, I’ll give her that.

  4. Guest says:

    Congrats! Happy for her

  5. M says:

    She is one tough broad. I used to watch her reality show eons ago before those shows were everywhere. She has had so much happen to her but manages to keep a sense of humor about it. Congratulations to her! Her hubby is very cute!

  6. damejudi says:

    I loved her original life on the d list show-back when Bravo was in its reality-tv infancy! She may not be everyone’s favorite, but she’s always taken loving care of her parents-which I admire.

    Plus, she dealt with the betrayal by her first husband (secretly siphoning $$$ out of their bank accounts) pretty gracefully.

    Wishing Kathy lots of happiness and peace this new year!

  7. Erin says:

    She’s a tough lady and I’m glad to see her happy. I felt so bad the way she was crucified for what she said about Trump, which many of us were thinking.

    • lucy2 says:

      It wasn’t what she said, it was the whole severed head photo.

      • Yup, Me says:

        Eh. It was a lot of unnecessary outrage for a waste of skin pos. She didn’t cut off his actual head and it’s not like he uses the damn thing, anyway.

      • Mac says:

        She was investigated by the FBI for six months. They made her life hell. So much for free speech.

      • Carol says:

        What she did was not good. If someone did that to Obama, people who supported what Kathy did with the fake Trump head would be outraged. Having said that, I think Kathy was treated unfairly and i really thought Anderson Cooper was a boob for the way he treated her.

        Glad she is happy and making a comeback.

        BTW – free speech does not mean you can say anything you want.

  8. E says:

    I highly recommend her special on Amazon Prime, Kathy Griffin: A Hell of a Story. It documents what she went through after the photo until her recent tour. I have a whole new level of respect for her and hope to see her show next time she’s in Chicago.

    • Raina says:

      She really calls out a lot of people. Including Cooper and Cohen. She shouldn’t have apologized to Trump. Trump should apologize to everyone.

      • E says:

        Cooper and Cohen don’t look good in her special, especially Cohen with the footage of him acting like he doesn’t know her. They both lost a lot of my respect. You’re right, Trump owes everyone an apology but narcissists don’t apologize so that will never happen. Hopefully we’ll see him and his offspring behind bars someday.

      • Ramona Q. says:

        Cohen was so terrible playing dumb with that paparazzi wasn’t he? What a sh-tty friend he turned out to be. I’m really happy to see all these positive comments about Kathy. She’s been through a lot and she’s fearless! Respect.

    • emmy says:

      It’s definitely on my list. I’ve always loved Kathy, she’s such a hard worker and just a funny lady. What happened to her in the wake of that photo was ridiculous and I wish her all the success and happiness,she’s been through a lot in life.

    • fatladysinging says:

      Thanks for the recommendation. I took you up on it and am glad I did.

  9. Mrs. Peel says:

    I totally thought she was gay through and through.

  10. TheOriginalMia says:

    I thought everything was cute and so them. I’m not her biggest fan, but she got done dirty by the Trumpers and her so-called friends. I can’t watch Andy & Anderson on NYE. Andy rubs me the wrong way and Anderson chose his career over supporting a friend. Wish them the best.

  11. JanetFerber says:

    Congrats! I love that Lily Tomlin and Jane Wagner were involved in this marriage. I wish they could have been there for my marriage almost 22 years ago! Fabulous. I wish them a joyous life together.

  12. Lexilla says:

    I think she timed this in part to stick it to Anderson Cooper, draw attention to herself on NYE. Good for her. I used to watch them on CNN and enjoyed it. Cooper and Cohen are painful by comparison. I couldn’t get through five minutes.

  13. JanetFerber says:

    I forgot to add that Kathy looks fabulous!

  14. Blairski says:

    I like reading about romance between older women and younger men. I have a couple of women friends who are 12 years older than their husbands and I think it’s nice to have that represented in the popular culture.

  15. Car54 says:

    I was so happy to see this. She had only recently posted that they were back together. I just watched her movie on Amazon and in the time she was doing so much touring, it looked like he was the one who stuck by her and helped her.
    She lost her sister to cancer recently, and now her mother Maggie has dementia, so I am so glad to hear she has Randy in her life. She’s always been so close to her parents and sister.

  16. Minorbird says:

    Everyone deserves a lil happiness, they look like they get along and are kinda alike.

  17. BellaBella says:

    I’m so glad she embraced her naturally curly hair for her marriage look. It’s so pretty. I wish she would keep it that way.

  18. Morrissey says:

    Kathy has had so much happen to her, and she keeps going. I love her. I’m so happy for her.

  19. Oliviajoy1995 says:

    I still like Kathy a lot. Used to love her show My Life on the D List. Her parents were hilarious. I liked her first husband quite a bit. I was sad when they divorced because he seemed like such a nice guy but was stealing from her if I remember. I think its hilarious she is friends with the Kardashians. Wish her all the best!

  20. Godwina says:

    Not her biggest fan, but hate how she was treated by authorities for a comedy bit, and definitely here for the wavy bob.

  21. Allergy says:

    Watched her Amazon doc/show last night. Andy Cohen’s behavior in that interview is repulsive. Wish you all the best, Kathy!

  22. Deanns says:

    Longtime fan here. I wish her a long and happy marriage. Sometimes it takes a breakup to realize that you don’t want to spend the rest of your lives without each other!

    Re: Andy and Anderson on NYE
    I didn’t watch any of them this year. I never liked Cohen all that much to begin with and I lost a lot of respect for Anderson over him not supporting Kathy. Plus, i thought they had no chemistry together. That first year they were awful and the little bit I watched the second year was not good either.

    I have tons of respect for Kathy. Her non-judgemental attitude, her appearances for our troops, her care of her parents. She is an admireable human being

    As for her holding a fake trump head, in light of what we see and hear daily/hourly of him, it is too bad it wasn’t the real thing!