On Saturday, November 4, actors Patton Oswalt and Meredith Salenger married on the Jim Henson Company lot. The following day the couple shared photos of the big day and the internet was loving it.
Oswalt openly spoke with Playboy Magazine about learning to love again after struggling with the tragic loss of his first wife, Michelle, who died in her sleep.
My fiancée and I started talking February 28, through Facebook. We have friends in common and we were messaging, and it just turned into every night for three months — February through May. We would talk about everything, writing these short novels to each other every night.
It was as if I had known this person since we were teenagers and we both had unrequited crushes since we were 14 and now it was finally crashing together. Even though I’m at this level of joy I didn’t think I would ever feel again, I still wouldn’t recommend those extremes to anybody. I’d like people to have this joy without that despair.
Salanger has also opened up about the intensity of coming into a relationship with Oswalt and his daughter Alice.
Everyone has been so lovely to us… all of Patton’s family… ALL of Michelle’s siblings and friends and family… a few trolls have strong opinions, but I think for Patton, having met and found love after over a year of intense therapy and openly grieving and dealing with his pain… I am grateful to be the one who helps him climb out of the depths of grief and find some joy again. And most of all… Alice is happy and feels loved. I have waited 47 years to find true love.
Creating our family unit while honoring the brilliant gift Michelle has given me will be my life’s goal and happiness. I am deeply in love with both Patton and Alice and very much looking forward to a beautiful happy life having adventures together.
I have admired, loved, and respected this magical human since I was 15 years old. Last night she masterfully officiated my wedding making everyone who wasn’t already a huge fan of hers fawn all over her genius and decide she is their new favorite person. Martha, how do I express my love and gratitude to you for every minute of love and care you gave to us. Thank you for the greatest gift. And your friendship and sisterhood. I love you. #family @marthaplimpton
Love and light to MR AND MRS PATTON OSWALT!!!!!!!!!!!!!— Steven Weber (@TheStevenWeber) November 5, 2017
Seeing how happy little Alice looks brings tears to my eyes. That sweet baby deserves every ounce of this ❤️❤️❤️— Molly Knight (@molly_knight) November 5, 2017