News Updates10/05/2009: David Letterman apologized to his wife Regina on his television show.
David: "She [Regina] has been horribly hurt by my behavior, and when something happens like that, if you hurt a person and it's your responsibility, you try to fix it," Letterman said. "And at that point, there's only two things that can happen: Either you're going to make some progress and get it fixed, or you're going to fall short and perhaps not get it fixed, so let me tell you, folks, I got my work cut out for me."
Source: Gary Levin. "David Letterman: 'I'm terribly sorry.'" USAToday.com. 10/05/2009.
"During the "Late Show with David Letterman," the TV host said that he was the victim of an attempted extortion case over his acknowledged sexual relationships with several female employees."
Source: "Experts: Letterman Was Right to Come Clean." CBSNews.com. 10/02/2009.
"The real victims in this sordid story are Letterman's wife, son, and maybe even the staffers. They are the collateral damage."
Source: Natalie Holder-Winfield. "David Letterman's Collateral Damage." HuffingtonPost.com. 10/2/2009.
BornDavid Michael Letterman: April 12, 1947 in Indianapolis, Indiana.
Regina Lasko: Abt. 1961.
David and Regina Info:
In September 2003, there were reports that the couple were secretly wed at his Montana ranch, but that didn't happen.
The wedding ceremony was officiated by Justice of the Peace J.L. "Pete" Howard. Witnesses were Genevieve and Lee Barhaugh. According to People.com, "The bride wore a navy blue suit and a peach-colored rose corsage."
Letterman said that their truck got stuck in the mud on the way to the courthouse.
David: "So now we think: Well, somebody'll come," he said. "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 per hour. 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."
Source: Source: Mike Fleeman. "David Letterman Marries Longtime Girlfriend Regina Lasko." People.com. 3/23/2009.
- Harry Joseph Letterman: Born in 2003. Harry's mother is Regina Lasko.
Occupations and Interests:
ResidencesDavid has a home in North Salem, New York, a vacation home on St. Bart's, and a 2,700-acre ranch near Choteau, Montana in Teton County.
Previous Marriage and RelationshipDavid had one previous marriage and one previous long-term relationship.
- Michelle Cook: David and his college sweetheart, Michelle Cook were married in 1969. They divorced in 1977.
- Merrill Markoe: Merrill was born in 1951. An author, actress, television writer, stand up comedian, "Late Night" producer, and lifestyle reporter, Merrill had a long-term relationship with David throughout the 1980s.
Quotes About the Love and Marriage of Regina Lasko and David Letterman:
Source: Blane Bachelor. "David Letterman is Putting His Marriage Back Together." People.com. 4/30/2010.
David: "People say, 'Geez, Dave, you were together so long. Does it feel any different?'" Letterman said on the show. "And I say, 'Yeah. It does.'"
Source: Pamela Warrick. "Details of David Letterman's Surprise Wedding Revealed." People.com. 3/24/2009.
David: "I had avoided getting married pretty good for, like, 23 years and I ... secretly felt that men who were married admired me, like I was the last of the real gunslingers."
Source: Mike Fleeman. "David Letterman Marries Longtime Girlfriend Regina Lasko." People.com. 3/23/2009.
David about his relationship with Regina Lasko: "We kind of got the cart before the horse here. But I'm just seeing how much I can get away with."
Merrill Markoe about her breakup with David: "... a very bitter, sad, horrible breakup."
David's comment about their breakup: "I did not behave well at the end of that relationship."
David about his relationship with Merrill Markoe: "Every day at work was a fistfight. Every night at home was a fistfight. Figuratively speaking."
Bill Carter. "On 'Late Show,' Letterman Reveals He's Married." NYTimes.com 3/23/09.