For months, actor Patton Oswalt publicly shared his grief over the sudden loss of his wife, crime writer Michelle McNamara, in April 2016.
Fans walked through many dark days with him on Facebook and Twitter.
On the one-year anniversary of McNamara’s death, they cried with him over a lengthy Facebook post in which he called his time in a “shadow-slog” awful but “not fatal,” and said it was time to take off his wedding ring.
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They rushed to his defense when some people took it upon themselves to pronounce that he and former child actress Meredith Salenger were moving too fast, too soon after his wife’s death in getting engaged. Oswalt called those critics “bitter grub worms.”
Fans expressed condolences again when, earlier this year, he revealed that McNamara had died from a lethal combination of prescription drugs in her system and a previously unknown heart condition.
But on Saturday, Oswalt found the sun again. He and Salenger wed.
Alice, Oswalt’s 8-year-old daughter with McNamara, was the “world champion flower girl,” her father tweeted.
He announced the wedding with a wink, fittingly on social media.
Salenger and Oswalt went public with their relationship in June at the Los Angeles premiere of “Baby Driver” and announced their engagement the following month.
They married in Hollywood at the Jim Henson Company Lot, E! News and other entertainment news outlets reported and Salenger confirmed.
The Jewish ceremony was reportedly a brief 15 minutes, officiated by “The Goonies” and “Raising Hope” actress Martha Plimpton. Salenger posted a selfie with Plimpton on Instagram.
The bride wore an off-the-shoulder white dress and carried pink and red peonies. Questlove was among the guests, which Salenger revealed with an Instagram.
And the first dance? It looked like this.
It kinda looked like this, too.