As if further proof was needed that the man behind the tinted glasses and forest of curly hair is not the same off the air as he is on, Howard Stern’s wedding on Friday to longtime girlfriend model Beth Ostrosky was shocking mostly for how tame it was. No strippers, no topless fire-eating midgets, no professional farters.
Among the 180 guests were such old-school media stars as Joan Rivers, Billy Joel, Chevy Chase, Barbara Walters and Donald Trump. The couple were serenaded by 1970s songbird Phoebe Snow, who sang the wedding classic “You Send Me,” according to The Associated Press.
The wedding took place at the ritzy Le Cirque restaurant in Manhattan, and the bride wore a traditional white chiffon gown for the ceremony, which was officiated by Kelly Ripa’s husband, ordained minister/actor Mark Consuelos. Billy Joel sang “The Stranger” during the reception.
Stern had long said he would not wed Ostrosky for fear that making it official would ruin the couple’s romance. The talk jock was married to his long-suffering first wife, Alison Berns, for 23 years — a romance he paid tribute to in his “Private Parts” movie.
“It’s a nice feeling that we get along great,” Stern, 54, explained in 2006 of his hesitation to get married again. “We’re very happy, and I don’t want to f— it up.”
Stern — who has had a decidedly lower profile since leaving traditional radio for satellite station Sirius in 2006 for $500 million — revealed to his listeners in February 2007 that he’d surprised Ostrosky, 36, with an engagement ring .
Among the other guests at the wedding, according to E! Online, were Jimmy Kimmel, Sarah Silverman, Adam Carolla, John Stamos and Stern’s longtime co-hosts, Robin Quivers and Artie Lang. The reception also reportedly featured an X-rated toast from Chase.