So Sherri Shepherd finally married her fiancé, Lamar Sally. Hurrah! The the View host has been looking merry (and marriage-skinny) on The Newlywed Game—a show I watch religiously, by the way, thank you—in anticipation of her upcoming wedding.
Plus, Sherri has been discussing her engagement for like a jillion years. So, okay, she’s finally married, thank God, and phew. I am really, really excited to never hear about Sherri Shepherd’s engagement ever again.
But here’s the thing: despite Sherri’s huge, ongoing wedding to-do, fellow loudmouth View co-host Joy Behar decided to suddenly marry her boyfriend—sorry, her boyfriend of 29 years—on the very same weekend as Sherri’s wedding.
And I’m a little irritated for Sherri, because this basically fists propriety. It’s like, really, Joy? After 29 years, you couldn’t wait a whole month to marry your boyfriend? You had to pick Sherri Shepherd’s big weekend? Yeah, maybe I’m oversensitive, but unless your wedding was totally Sherri’s idea, this was a dick move, Behar.
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.