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Talk about a long-lasting hangover.
Comedienne Janeane Garofalo became the punch line to the joke that is her own love life this weekend. Apparently, we were duped into thinking the lady was clever or something because of all those fashionable glasses and that sharp tongue of hers, but, as it turns out, she's not so bright after all.
The New York Post reports that Garofalo showed up to the New York Comedy Festival on Saturday (Nov. 10) with big news: She'd just inked her first divorce. If you had no idea she was married, welcome to the club! She didn't either.
Garofalo said she got slammed one night in Las Vegas two decades ago and hit a drive-through wedding chapel — so Britney Spears of her, right? — with her then-boyfriend, writer Robert Cohen.
Evidently, the fact that it was called a wedding chapel wasn't clue enough for the duo to realize what they'd done.
"[We thought] you have to go down to the courthouse and sign papers and stuff, so who knew?" she explained. Even worse, they'd been listed as married on Wikipedia the whole time and had somehow convinced themselves it was a web prank.
Twenty years later, Cohen prepped to get married — for real this time, to "Jimmy Kimmel Live" producer Jill Leiderman — but his lawyer unearthed the little drunken oopsie incident and called upon them to end it.
"We were married for 20 years until this evening," Garofalo explained to the crowd, which honored their other old joint venture "The Ben Stiller Show."
As for whether either of them got any cash out of their extended matrimony, it seems like they did not, but Cohen did take a nimble stab at his surprise ex-wife's movie career by saying, "I'm gonna get all of that 'Reality Bites' money!" Har har.
Hey, they lasted a lot longer than most Hollywood marriages. So, there's that.