“Jane and I have been together for 42 years. We’re thinking maybe we’ll get married,” says Tomlin at the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Pre-Emmy Performers Peer Group reception. “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.”
She adds that they didn’t think gay marriage would be legal in their lifetime, calling it “remarkable.”
The two met in 1971 when Tomlin asked Wagner, a writer, director and producer, to work on a comedy album together. And, being the funny women that they are, Tomlin cracks of the wedding, “No rings, no bridal dresses. Maybe we’ll be dressed like chickens.”
That would be amazing.