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Comedian Patton Oswalt Marries Actress Meredith Salenger

November 6, 2017

Comedian Patton Oswalt announced his marriage this weekend to actress Meredith Salenger. The news comes after the comedian, perhaps best known for his work on The King of Queens, was criticized by some for a quick engagement following his first wife’s sudden death.

Oswalt shared the news of the wedding on Instagram with a photo from the ceremony and the caption: “What’d you guys do yesterday?”

What’d you guys do yesterday? (Photo @jeffvespa)

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Oswalt, who currently has a role on HBO's Veep, repsonded to critics this summer by saying he was choosing to ignore them. 

Salenger shared several additional images from the couple’s wedding ceremony:

This pretty girl. --. Photo credit. @jeffvespa

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The couple announced their engagement in July. Oswalt’s first wife, crime writer Michelle McNamara, died suddenly about 15 months prior in April 2016. Her death was caused by an accident overdose, according to the actor.

Salenger, an actress perhaps best known for The Journey of Natty Gann, even posted a tribute to her friend Eric Garcetti. Garcetti is the mayor of Los Angeles, and the two have been friends since their childhood. Salenger joked that it was a testament to Patton that he allowed her first kiss to be at their wedding:

It is a testament to Patton that he allowed the first boy I ever kissed to be at our wedding! Granted that boy has remained a dear friend of mine since 7th grade. The kindest most caring brilliant man and perhaps hopefully our future President, the current Mayor of Los Angeles Eric Garcetti. @ericgarcetti I am so proud of the person you are and so honored you came to celebrate! You have been there at all my milestones. The premiere of Natty Gann when were were 15. My sweet 16. The 30th anniversary of Natty and now my wedding. I adore you. You are a dear friend and I am so blessed to have you in my life. ... more to come. I am always your biggest supporter. ----⭐️Photo Credit @jeffvespa

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Oswalt's daughter, Alice, was seen photographed throughout the day as well.