After knowing one another for seven years, Tina Fey and Jeff Richmond were married in 2001. Here is how they met, their wedding, quotes, and more about their marriage.
Tina Fey aka Elizabeth Stamatina Fey: May 18, 1970 in Upper Darby, Pennsylvania.
Jeff Richmond: January 7, 1960.
How Jeff and Tina Met:
Tina and Jeff met at Chicago's Second City. They
dated for 7 years before getting married. Jeff proposed on one knee while they were on vacation on Lake Michigan.
Jeff reportedly has said about the proposal, "If I'd known so many people would ask me how I proposed, I would have done it in some more theatrical way."
Source: Kyle Smith, Brenda Rodriguez. "Leap of Fey". People. 5/3/2004.
Jeff and Tina have one daughter.
- Alice Zenobia Richmond: Born in 2005 in New York City, NY.
Tina: Actress, comedienne, writer, producer.
Jeff: Composer, director, actor, musician.
Quotes About the Marriage of Jeff Richmond and Tina Fey:
Tina about working with Jeff: "I think that we complement each other nicely because we're not in the same room all day. There'll be whole days we'll be at work and not see each other until the ride home. And we've been working at the same place for a long time -- Second City, then SNL."
Source: Jancee Dunn. "Tina Fey: Funny Girl"
. Reader's Digest
Jeff about Tina: "I fell in love with her very quickly. She has this caustic, biting wit that pops out occasionally, but she really does have a little-girl-from-the-suburbs kind of ambience. She's a shy person."
Source: Kyle Smith, Brenda Rodriguez. "Leap of Fey"
Tina about Jeff: "No, no, no. I am really really never ever remotely mean to my husband. And I think it's because of what I do for a living. If he senses that I'm being even remotely smart-alecky with him, he calls it out immediately. He sets very good boundaries."
Source: Jennifer Senior. "The New Queen of Mean"
. The New York Times
Tina about dating Jeff: "Yeah, it's tough being smart and sexy, too. I have to say, I'm really not that attractive. Until I met my husband, I could not get a date. I promise you it's true. My husband Jeff Richmond saw a diamond in the rough and took me in."
Source: Molly Hall. Astrology.about.com