After Tragedy, a New Beginning for Patton Oswalt

Comedian marries Meredith Salenger in Los Angeles
By Jenn Gidman,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 6, 2017 7:11 AM CST
After Tragedy, a New Beginning for Patton Oswalt
Meredith Salenger, left, and Patton Oswalt arrive at the LA premiere of "Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets" at the TCL Chinese Theatre on July 17, 2017, in Los Angeles.   (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)

When Patton Oswalt tweeted on Sunday, "What'd you guys do yesterday?," it was less a call to conversation and more to reveal what he did on Saturday: marry Meredith Salenger, per Page Six. His tweet showed him holding hands with his 8-year-old daughter, Alice, who in turn was holding hands with Salenger on the happy occasion. While Page Six didn't have much in the way of wedding details, which Us says took place at the Jim Henson Company lot in Los Angeles, Oswalt, 48, and Salenger, 47, offered some insight online, including an Oswalt tweet showing Aimee Mann and Michael Penn performing for their first dance. Oswalt also showed off a photo of his smiling daughter, with the caption "World Champion Flower Girl."

Salenger gushed about becoming stepmom to Alice ("This little girl is MINE!!!!!!!!!," she tweeted), posted a pic of herself and Alice, and shared a poignant photo of Oswalt hugging his daughter, with the simple caption: "My family." People documents all that's happened since Oswalt's first wife, Michelle McNamara, died in her sleep in April 2016, including his grieving process, his first public appearance with Salenger in June, and their journey toward marriage, with Alice at the top of their priority list. "Creating our family unit while honoring the brilliant gift Michelle has given me will be my life's goal and happiness," Salenger wrote in July. "I am deeply in love with both Patton and Alice and very much looking forward to a beautiful happy life having adventures together." (More Patton Oswalt stories.)

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