Willard Scott Marries Longtime Love at 80
No April fool’s hoax here! Willard Scott married his longtime girlfriend Paris Keena on Tuesday. The 80-year-old television personality and Keena have been together 11 years.
Known for his birthday wishes to centenarians, the former weatherman and Today show personality exchanged vows with his honey in Ft. Myers, Fl.
Matt Lauer announced the good news on the popular morning show, on which Scott has been a part of for more than 30 years.
“By the way, we also have some great news this morning about another surprise wedding in our family,” said Lauer during Wednesday’s show. “Yesterday, Willard Scott and his longtime partner Paris Keena tied the knot. Willard and Paris have been together for about 11 years. Congratulations to the both of you. We love you both.”
The other surprise wedding Lauer is referring to is that of his co-host Savannah Guthrie, who married communications strategist Mike Feldman on March 15. The newlyweds are four months pregnant with their first child together.
Wondering what Twitter had to say about the news? Take a look:
WILLARD SCOTT IS MARRIED AND I'M STILL SINGLE. Goodbye, cruel world.
— EAH (@wastetimewithme) April 2, 2014
— Kyle Michael Miller (@KyleMichael) April 2, 2014
Who doesn’t love Willard Scott?
— David Weiner (@daweiner) April 2, 2014
The best thing about Twitter is that when Willard Scott marries his girlfriend, I know INSTANTLY!
— Rex Parker (@rexparker) April 2, 2014
Scott was formerly married to Mary Dwyer from 1959 until she died in 2002. Scott has two daughters, Mary and Sally, and two grandchildren.
And just like they were slow to get hitched, it looks like the lovebirds will also take their time celebrating the marriage. When asked about plans for a honeymoon, Keena stated “Our whole life has been a honeymoon.”
Image via Today Show, Twitter