Kathy Griffin Got Married On New Year's Eve! Meet Her Hubby, Randy Bick

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Who Is Kathy Griffin's Husband? New Details On Randy Bick And Their New Year's Eve Wedding

Lily Tomlin performed the ceremony.

Kathy Griffin may not be on CNN hosting the New Year's Eve coverage anymore but that doesn't mean just does know how to ring in the new year like a boss. For 2020, the comedienne married her long-time boyfriend Randy Bick just after midnight. And her officiant was none other than comedy legend Lily Tomlin. 

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The couple teased a big announcement on Twitter in the hours before they tied the knot, finally letting fans know what was going on before midnight on the east coast. Later, Griffin shared a video of the beginning of the actual ceremony, which mainly consisted of Lily Tomlins's partner Jane Wagner talking off-camera about the couple's dogs as Griffin and Bick smiled at each other and said the dogs could do what they want. 

Griffin and Bick have been together since 2011 and they have weathered some difficult times, including a brief split in 2018. Now they are together forever and they couldn't be happier about it.

Who is Kathy Griffin's husband, Randy Bick? Read on for everything we know about him.

1. This wasn't Griffin's first time down the aisle. 

Griffin was married one other time to Matt Moline, who was a major figure in Griffin’s reality show My Life On The D-List. The marriage, however, didn’t last. Griffin discovered that Moline had been stealing from her and eventually said he had taken over $70,000 dollars from her. They divorced in 2006 after four years of marriage. She was later linked to Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak but no one was every certain if that was real or a joke. 

2. Who is Kathy Griffin's husband? Griffin met Randy Bick in 2011.

Griffin and Bick started dating after meeting at a food and wine festival. He was reportedly a marketing executive, though now Griffin says he manages her comedy tours. He isn't the first tour director she has dated. She spent four years in a relationship with Tom Vise who had worked for her in that capacity as well as appearing on My Life On The D-List with her. She later claimed that the break-up with Vise was messy. 

3. They broke up in 2018.

After Griffin's much-criticized photoshoot with a replica of a bloody Donald Trump head, her career and her personal life were in shambles. At the time, she wasn't sure she would ever work again and it caused stress in her relationship with Bick. In November 2017, she announced on Twitter that she and Bick had broken up. “God help me, but I’m gonna be one of those people who announces a break up,” she posted. “After 7 years, Randy and I have decided to part ways.” She went on to say that the split wasn't acrimonious.

They got back together a few months later without any fanfare. Bick appeared in an Instagram post with Griffin in April 2018 and she replied to questions about her relationship status by saying "Yup, back together.”

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4. Bick has had to choose between his family and Griffin.

In a 2019 interview, Griffin talked about the way the controversy over her Trump-head photos affected her relationship with Bick and Bick's relationship with his family. "My boyfriend, whom I live with and he's my tour manager as well, you know, his family struggles with him now ... they're Trumpers," she explained. "[W]e took a little break and we're back. And now, we just came to the decision that, we've really been through so much together. We've now been together over eight years. Even though he's 19 years younger, we both turned to each other and realized, this is the longest relationship for both of us, you know? We should fight for it and make it work.  And you know, it was just one of those things where, it was a lot of pressure."

5.  Bick picked out Griffin's wedding dress for her.

In a sweet twist on how brides usually pick out a wedding dress, Griffin says she let Bick do the honors for their wedding. In a tweet she explained that she told him to choose any of her long evening gowns from her wardrobe and he selected this one. He then explained to her that he chose it because she wore it on their first formal date back in 2011. She shared a photo from the occasion on Twitter.

Bick selected the dress Griffin wore on their first date for her wedding gown.

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6. A major celebrity was the officiant for the wedding. 

Griffin’s whole persona has been about the famous people she knows and sharing anecdotes about them. So it only makes sense that she would pick a famous person to officiate her wedding and, boy, did she deliver. In a one-minute video of the ceremony that she shared on social media, fans got to see the comedy and acting legend Lily Tomlin serving as a wedding officiant.

Tomlin looked very official and serious as she stood waiting for the couple, wearing glasses and paging through a binder that contained the text for the ceremony. The seriousness was undercut by an off-camera voice who we assume is Tomlin’s partner Jane Wagner talking about Bick and Griffin’s decor choices and about their dogs. Once the ceremony finally gets underway, Tomlin can be seen gravely delivering the opening line, “What was supposed to be a shallow, ‘toot it and boot it’ one-night stand has grown and flourished into something far more meaningful. They stayed together. Then they couldn’t stay away from one another.”

Lily Tomlin conducted the wedding ceremony.

Congratulations to the happy couple. 

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Rebekah Kuschmider has been writing about celebrities, pop culture, entertainment, and politics since 2010. She is the creator of the blog FeminXer and she is a cohost of the weekly podcast The More Perfect Union.

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