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01/07/2014 09:47 am ET Updated Feb 02, 2016

Lily Tomlin Marries Jane Wagner On New Year's Eve

Lily Tomlin and Jane Wagner are married!

Chicago Tribune gossip columnist Liz Smith reported news of Tomlin and Wagner's marriage while recapping her New Year's Eve celebrations in a Jan. 3 post.

"IT WAS AN EVENTFUL NEW YEAR'S EVE," she wrote. "I WAS Hobnobbing with the attractive Madeleine and her hubby, the gifted Andrew Lloyd Webber, in Barbados in a gorgeous mansion by the sea... And my longtime friends, Lily Tomlin and her love, the writer Jane Wagner, got married on the eve of 2014. ... My wish is that their happiness will be as great as their combined talents."

News of the nuptials might not come as such a surprise to fans. Back in August, Tomlin told E! News that she and Wagner were "thinking" about getting married after the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) was ruled unconstitutional.

"You don't really need to get married, but marriage is awfully nice," she said "Everybody I know who got married, they say it really makes a difference. They feel very very happy about it."

"No rings, no bridal dresses," she added. "Maybe we'll be dressed like chickens."

The 74-year-old comedian and the writer met in March 1971 when they collaborated for Tomlin's comedy album, Out magazine noted. They have been together 42 years.

Congratulations to the newlyweds!

UPDATE: A spokeswoman for Tomlin confirmed the marriage to The Huffington Post Tuesday. The ceremony took place in Los Angeles on New Year's Eve and was a private gathering. The couple, she added, is "happy."

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