David Letterman Marries Longtime Girlfriend Regina Lasko

By Rich King on March 23, 2009

NEW YORK — David Letterman has finally uttered those two magic words — "I do."

The CBS host revealed to his "Late Show" audience Monday that he married his longtime girlfriend, Regina Lasko. The pair tied the knot last Thursday in a courthouse ceremony near the couple's Montana ranch — the first wedding for the 62-year-old Letterman.

"Regina and I began dating in February of 1986, and I said, 'Well, things are going pretty good, let's just see what happens in about 10 years,' " joked Letterman. "I secretly felt that men who were married admired me ... like I was the last of the real gunslingers, you know what I'm saying?"

Letterman said the trip to the Teton County Courthouse with the 48-year-old Lasko and the couple's 5-year-old son, Harry, was challenging for reasons besides the obvious. He said their pickup truck got stuck in the mud along the way, leaving them stranded on the road.

"So now we think, 'Well, somebody'll come.' 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 2 miles back to the house into a 50-mile-an-hour wind," explained Letterman.

"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,' " he added.

Upon his return, Letterman said his son inquired if they were still heading to town. When he assured him that they were, Letterman joked that his only child became "very upset."

"Mom had told him if I wasn't back in an hour, the deal was off," cracked the host.