Larry David Is Married! Meet His New Wife, Ashley Underwood

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Congrats are in order for Larry David, who married his girlfriend with whom he's been quarantining! 

The veteran actor and comedian, known for Seinfeld and the iconic Curb Your Enthusiasm, made a PSA telling folks to stay home during the coronavirus pandemic, and took complete advantage of the opportunity to stay home, watch TV, and tie the knot.

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Social distancing regulations seem like a dream come true for curmudgeon David. Cheryl Hines, who plays his TV ex-wife, quipped, “I bet Larry’s in heaven. He’s been trying to social-distance for years.”

But David isn't in total isolation — he's been quarantining with his 25-year-old daughter, Cazzie David, and his new wife, Ashley Underwood.

Who is Larry David's wife, Ashley Underwood?

The couple, who have been dating since October 2017, have been living together and navigating the quarantine just like any other couple. But David finally decided to put a ring on it and get married again!

Here is everything to know about Larry David and his new wife, Ashley Underwood.

From early on, Larry David felt like having a girlfriend was important.

David talked about his early years in comedy, before Seinfeld, as a miserable point in his life. He was both broke and lonely, which isn't a great combination.

"...I knew that you need two things," he said in an interview. "You need money and you need a girlfriend. With no money, there's no girlfriend. Of course, I hated myself deeply, but that's because I didn't have the money and the girlfriend. If I had the money and the girlfriend, I knew I would hate myself a little less.”

He eventually married Laurie David, and they had two children together during their 14-year marriage, Cazzie and Romy. They divorced in 2007.

David started pursuing a relationship with Ashely Underwood and the two have been together for several years. The couple shares a home in Los Angeles, along with a cat named Elwood and a dog named Bernie (yes, after Bernie Sanders, whom David portrayed on Saturday Night Live). 

How did Larry David and Ashley Underwood meet?

Underwood is friends with actress Isla Fisher and Fisher's husband Sacha Baron Cohen. Both Underwood and David attended Cohen's birthday party in 2017, which is where they first met.

David thinks that Fisher and Cohen were actually trying to set the two of them up, and made sure they were seated next to each other at the same table for dinner.

David recalled feeling like he was making a great impression and decided to leave before he could mess things up with her. “Much to her surprise I left before dessert," David recalled. "I was doing so well banter-wise, I didn’t want to risk staying too long and blowing the good impression.”

Underwood (in red) with friend Isla Fisher.

Both couples work together.

Since 2017, the David-Underwood-Fisher-Cohen creative universe has collided.

Fisher played a hilarious part on Curb Your Enthusiasm as a professional crier who conned David out of a mink stole. Underwood was named as a producer on Cohen's project, Who Is America?

Underwood does little things that annoy David.

Like all quarantined couples, Underwood and David are spending far more time together than they normally would. Being trapped inside can lead to friction over the smallest things.

David says the two of them are grousing at each other over doing the dishes and other household chores. 

“Another issue is the business of one of us starting a show and not waiting for the other," David said about Underwood. "Huge problem! You at least have to ask. Ashley does not ask. She starts and then it’s impossible to catch up. And I’ll catch her. I’ll walk into the room, and she’ll instantly click off the TV.”

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Actually, the couple doesn't fight much.

As much as he jokes about starting fights over the littlest things — that's the hallmark of his Curb Your Enthusiasm self-named character — his daughter Cazzie says in real life he isn't like that with anyone, much less with Ashley.

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“I guess this is kind of ironic, considering his character on TV, but he can’t stand having any animosity with anyone,” Cazzie said to a reporter. "It just pains him. I remember when my sister and I were growing up, we would whisper-fight because if he heard us fighting, he would just get so upset, like it was the end of the world that two people were angry with each other. And it was just kind of a crime to stress him out because he’s really just so gentle and nice, so we always avoid upsetting him at all costs.”

Underwood likes the perks of David's persona.

While being with someone who makes a living acting annoyed with other people might be tiring, Underwood says it also has its perks. They never have to stay too long at events, and no one gets upset because it's on-brand for the lovable grouch. 

“We get a social pass,” Underwood told reporters. “We'll be at a dinner party, and Larry will take his last bit of food and just stand up for us to go. I just shrug. He gets the laugh, and I get to ride his coattails.”

When did Larry David and Ashley Underwood get married?

Yes, you heard it right. The 73-year-old married Ashley Underwood in a small and intimate wedding ceremony, on the evening of Wednesday, October 7th.

Isla Fisher took to Instagram and posted a photo of herself in a dress, with the caption "maid of honor." Which would all make sense since she and her husband essentially set the two up!

We wish the newlyweds a long and happy marriage!

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Editor's Note: This article was originally posted in April 2020 and was updated with the latest information.

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.