Kathy Griffin drops surprise video of her New Year's wedding that Lily Tomlin officiated

Maria Puente, USA TODAY
Kathy Griffin attends the PEN America LitFestGala on Nov.1, 2019 in Beverly Hills.
Kathy Griffin attends the PEN America LitFestGala on Nov.1, 2019 in Beverly Hills.

Happy New Year indeed to Kathy Griffin.

Griffin and her longtime beau, Randy Bick, got married just after midnight Wednesday after posting a surprise video announcement of the impending nuptials on Twitter and then posting a video clip of the ceremony officiated by Lily Tomlin.

Griffin, 59, who used to be a TV staple on New Year's Eve, decided this year would be a celebration of a different sort.

She and marketing executive Bick, 41, first posted a video of themselves, dressed in their wedding duds and standing in the foyer of a home, announcing their "surprise" to her 2.2 million Twitter followers.

"5, 4, 3, 2, 1! Happy New Year! And surprise! We're getting married!" they shouted in the tweet posted before Tuesday evening on the West Coast. "She said yes!" Bick said.

Then, just after midnight in California, they posted a brief clip of the ceremony, the two of them flanking Tomlin, 80.

Kathy Griffin and Randy Bick attend the 2018 White House Correspondents' Dinner on April 28, 2018 in Washington, DC.
Kathy Griffin and Randy Bick attend the 2018 White House Correspondents' Dinner on April 28, 2018 in Washington, DC.

It was not clear where the ceremony took place. Tomlin's longtime partner, Jane Wagner, also was there, unseen but heard in the audio.

Griffin was dressed in a cream-colored satin dress with a black sash, which she said Bick picked out from her wardrobe.

"The entire ceremony was just under 14 minutes but I have to give you guys the uncut first 75 seconds," she said in the tweet.

"LOVE IT! We promised you atypical. We are in love and we cannot stop laughing. Thank you @LilyTomlin and Jane Wagner!#HappyNewYear."

She also posted a picture of the pair in a separate tweet from their first date in September 2011. She was wearing the same dress.

"This was our first formal date in September 2011! We are in the back of a limo provided by the one only @GloriaEstefan because her team arranged for me to surprise her as a back up “dancer” when she performed at the Alma awards!," the tweet said.

A message from USA TODAY to a representative for Griffin was not immediately returned.

Messages of congratulations piled up under the video tweet of the ceremony, some of them clever or cute, such one posted by Andrea Johnson, whose Twitter bio described her as a single mother of three.

Griffin was once indelibly associated with New Year's Eve celebrations as the co-host with Anderson Cooper of CNN's annual festivities from Times Square in New York.

Then, In May 2017, a day after Griffin released a picture of herself holding a mock "decapitated" head of President Donald Trump, CNN fired her, terminating a decade-long contract to co-host the show with Cooper.

She apologized to Trump and conceded she "went way too far," but her career suffered in the short term, she was investigated (and cleared) by the Secret Service, and her friendship with Cooper fell apart.

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