David Letterman's Wedding: New Details
News of David Letterman's marriage to longtime companion Regina Lasko came as a surprise to pretty much everyone. And that includes the officials involved in the ceremony.
"Seeing David was a surprise," Teton County, Montana, clerk Lisa Sinton, who issued the marriage license, notes. "They used a friend to call in to get the information about what they needed to do [to get married at the courthouse], so I really had no idea it was going to be David."
The 61-year-old late-night television host and his 48-year-old girlfriend were married at the Teton County Courthouse in Choteau, Montana—the couple live on a ranch on the outskirts of the town, which boasts a population of 1,781—on Thursday. Lasko opted for a navy blue suit and peach-colored rose corsage. The couple were joined by their five-year-old son, Harry, and their friends Genevieve and Lee Barhaugh, who stood with them through the ceremony at the newlyweds' request.
After receiving their license from Sinton at the courthouse, the pair ascended the stairs of the 103-year-old structure and were married by Justice of the Peace Pete Howard.
This is the second marriage for Letterman, who divorced his first wife, Michelle Cook, in 1977. Letterman and Lasko have been together since 1986.
At his Late Show taping on Monday, while announcing his wedding, Letterman joked to his studio audience about why he decided to get married after hesitating for more than two decades.
"We wanted to get the prenup just right," Letterman cracked.
Hey, better safe than sorry.