March 23rd, 2009
09:25 PM ET

Letterman's whacky wedding day

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Editor's note: David Letterman and his girlfriend of two decades, Regina Lasko, got married in Montana last week - but first, along with their five-year-old son Harry, their truck got stuck in the mud. Here's the story Letterman told the audience when taping his show today, according to excerpts released by his publicist:

“On Thursday, at 3 PM, March 19, 2009 at the Teton County Courthouse in Choteau, Montana, I was married to Regina Lasko.

Regina and I began dating in February of 1986, and I said, ‘Well, things are going pretty good, let’s just see what happens in about ten years….’

…I had avoided getting married pretty good for, like, 23 years, and I – honestly, whether this happened or not – I secretly felt that men who were married admired me…like I was the last of the real gunslingers, you know what I’m saying?

So now, we get ready to go and we’ve got to drive into the courthouse and it’s muddy, and we’re supposed to be there at 2, and it’s me, Regina and Harry in the truck, in the pickup truck…

So we get two miles from the house and we get stuck in the mud – I mean, turn the truck over, stuck in the mud. So now we think, ‘Well, somebody’ll come.'

No, nobody comes along. Nobody comes along – it’s Thursday afternoon, who’s coming along, Zorro?

No, nobody – so I get out of the truck and I walk two miles back to the house into a 50 mile an hour wind. It’s not Beverly Hills, it’s Montana, for God’s sakes. And the whole way, I’m thinking, ‘See, smart ass, see, see, you try to get married, this is what happens.

'See, well, you’ve got nobody to blame but yourself. Could have happened any other day, but you wait now, see, this is what you get.’

So then we get in the car and Harry says, ‘Are we still going into town?’ and I said, ‘Yes, we are,’ and he gets very upset because mom had told him if I wasn’t back in an hour, the deal was off.”

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  1. Anne from Canada

    I didn't know where to send this. Congratulations to David Letterman and his bride. However, every morning I log onto Cnn and scroll down to the blogs section and read the 360 blog, the Jack Cafferty blog, the Larry King Live blog, the Political Ticker and the Rick Sanchez blog. I have not been able to get into these blogs for the past two days. The blog section is there but there is not way to click on it and scroll down to the different blogs. I hope you haven't ended this section of the Cnn web site.

    March 24, 2009 at 7:26 am |
  2. kristen

    Love Dave and wish him so much happiness.

    March 24, 2009 at 12:11 am |
  3. Tommy Lo

    If that is not a sign, I would have called the wedding

    March 23, 2009 at 11:35 pm |
  4. La Mujer

    I hear that Bruce Willis got married over the weekend too.

    March 23, 2009 at 11:19 pm |
  5. harry j. doohan

    I'm sorry to say that my rich uncle cannot return his bonus check that he received from A.I.G, since he donated it to help Bernie Madoff with his lawyer fees, but good luck anyways DAVE. HAA !! HAA!!

    March 23, 2009 at 11:17 pm |
  6. Lisa

    That's a great story sounds just like David. I hope his mom was there also at the wedding. It took Dave a long time,but he did it!!

    March 23, 2009 at 10:46 pm |
  7. Don, WA

    So Dave, who was driving? I'm thinking it was Harry, was'nt it. When you let a 5-year-old drive a truck, you gotta figure he's gonna aim for the mud, 5-year-old's don't go "around" mud. Oh well, I think I've heard before that it's "good luck" to get stuck in the mud on your wedding day. Congratulations Mr. and Mrs. Letterman and Harry.

    March 23, 2009 at 10:29 pm |
  8. Galen Brownell

    Typical David Letterman ..LOL

    March 23, 2009 at 10:26 pm |
  9. Franky

    I gotta say, isn't that nice?? Is very nice...

    Just hopefully his marriage can last longer than his show, LOL!!! I'm playing, I'm playing...

    That is very kind and caring for both of them, I wish them the best.

    March 23, 2009 at 10:09 pm |
  10. Zsa Zsa Giggleman

    Love Letterman

    March 23, 2009 at 10:00 pm |
  11. Debbie

    Thanks. I love it. And Julia Roberts will be so happy. She always told him he should marry Harry's mom.

    March 23, 2009 at 9:56 pm |
  12. Pati Mc Camp Hill, PA

    Only Dave.....LOL. Many happy returns!

    March 23, 2009 at 9:45 pm |