I was just chatting on Facebook with a friend of mine who said that she was sad that Ryan O’Neal and Farrah Fawcett didn’t have an opportunity to marry before she died. I replied that, really, they had 29 years in which they could have married. If you’re with someone for decades and don’t marry them, it’s probably because one or both parties don’t view it as a priority.
Therefore, I was surprised when Joy Behar announced that she was marrying her boyfriend of 26 years back in March. The reasoning was to have the rights of a spouse, so that if either of them needed to make medical decisions for the other they’d be able. Well, she changed her mind on tying the knot.
Behar explains, “I got cold feet again, so I don’t know what I’m going to do. It’s off the table. What’ll happen is, when I decide to do it, I’ll do it, and then everybody will know I did it. I can’t make up my mind.” The View host and the jilted groom, Steve Janowitz remain together, still. According to Joy, “He says, ‘Do whatever you want.'”
If she’s so unsure after almost 30 years and he doesn’t care one way or another, I hope they don’t do it. Someone should care about a decision that results in a legal bond to another.