It’s been 15 months since Patton Oswalt‘s wife Michelle McNamara passed away in her sleep in April 2016. The way he spoke about grief and how he’s handled life with their daughter, Alice, after losing his wife so unexpectedly was heartbreaking, so much so that we didn’t know if he would ever be open to finding love again.
But he did, and last month he and Meredith Salenger went public with their relationship. Seeing that smile back on his face, that joy, that love, was all anyone could hope for Oswalt. So Patton and Meredith decided to go one further — they’re getting married!
— Meredith Salenger (@MeredthSalenger) July 6, 2017
Sweet, right? But if you’ve been paying attention to either of their Twitter accounts, you’d know they’ve kind of been hinting at this for a bit.
We are at “Dorky Disney T-shirt Relationship Level”, from which no one returns. GREAT CTHULHU WHAT HAVE WE DONE?!? https://t.co/kv1eGX5IV2
— Patton Oswalt (@pattonoswalt) June 18, 2017
Aw, it’s like we’re already married! https://t.co/pgeF869i88
— Patton Oswalt (@pattonoswalt) July 4, 2017
People reports they’ve been dating for a few months, after meeting through their mutual friend, Martha Plimpton. “They started chatting as friends and it blossomed from there,” said the source, who described the couple as “very happy.” Well, that makes us happy. Congratulations to Patton, Meredith and Alice!
— Meredith Salenger (@MeredthSalenger) June 22, 2017