Lily Tomlin May Marry Jane Wagner, Her Partner Of 42 Years — Dressed Like Chickens great Lily Tomlin is ready to make it legal with Jane Wagner, her partner of more than four decades and jokes the couple may dress as chickens when they exchange vows, reports E!’s Marc Malkin

Tomlin, who’ll turn 74 on September 1, told Malkin that she and her longtime partner and collaborator Wagner, 78, never expected same-sex marriage to become legal in their lifetimes. Now that the Supreme Court has struck down Prop. 8, the couple who resides in California, are considering their options.

“You don’t really need to get married, but marriage is awfully nice,” Tomlin said. “Everybody I know who got married, they say it really makes a difference. They feel very very happy about it.”

Being the iconic funny lady she is, don’t expect the woman who’s made us laugh in films such as Nine to Five and Big Business to have a traditional wedding.

“No rings, no bridal dresses,” she added. “Maybe we’ll be dressed like chickens.”

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  • Snapper59

    Wow, 74 and 78. Good for them. Lily has a temper as the famous YouTube videos of her fighting with the “Huckabees” director shows. And in one of the clips little Dustin Hoffman is in the middle and Lily shoots him a “don’t YOU start!” .

  • GeriHew

    Cluck Cluck

  • WOWfactor

    It’s true, when you are as rich as Lily Tomlin, you can buy whatever rights you need. However, for the majority of the LGBT population, marriage can provide some legal protections that would be otherwise denied to us.

  • Fitz

    WOWfactor: Exactly. She has the $ to hire lawyers to ensure rights that most of us don’t get. SHE isn’t going to need an SSI check or a shared public housing unit. How nice for her, but we have to look out for other people too.

  • Kieran

    Growing up in the 70s when gay people were invisible, it would have been nice knowing that two of my favorite comedians were both Gay. Lily Tomlin on Laugh-In, and Paul Lynde starring on Hollywood Squares and the Dean Martin show.

    And then ofcourse there was Robert Reed portraying America’s Dream Dad for millions of kids on ‘The Brady Bunch’, and Fannie Flagg pretending like she was interested in the single male contestants on ‘Match Game 75’.

  • AndrewIB

    I had no idea that Lilly Tomlin was a gay..I must have lived under a rock as it seems everyone else knew.. How different things were back in the 70’s..all so hidden away, my how things have changed.

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