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Lily Tomlin marries Jane Wagner. Pictured: Lily Tomlin and Jane Wagner appear in an undated photo posted on their Facebook page on March 6, 2012. - Provided courtesy of Facebook.com/lilytomlin

Lily Tomlin marries partner Jane Wagner

01/07/2014 by Kristina Lopez

Lily Tomlin rang in the New Year with wedding bells.

The 74-year-old comedic actress married her longtime partner, writer Jane Wagner, Tomlin's spokesperson told OTRC.com on Tuesday, Jan. 7. The couple echanged vows in a private ceremony in Los Angeles on New Year's Eve.

"They are very happy," the spokesperson said in a statement.

Tomlin, who is known for her roles in "9 to 5" and "I Heart Huckabees," and Wagner, 78, have collaborated together on several projects including Tomlin's one-woman show "The Search for Signs of Intelligent Life in the Universe." Tomlin won a Tony award in 1986 for Best Actress in a Play for the show. The play was adapted into a film in 1991.

The couple also worked together on the 1981 film "The Incredible Shrinking Woman," which Wagner wrote and Tomlin starred in. In August 2013, Tomlin told E! News that she and Wagner were thinking about getting married.

"Jane and I have been together for 42 years," Tomlin told the news outlet. "We're thinking maybe we'll get married."

In 2009, Tomlin told The Advocate that she was once offered the cover of Time Magazine if she came out to them.

"There were some fans who really wanted me to come out. And some media. Time magazine offered me the cover if I would come out. That was in 1975. I don't think anybody was coming out yet then, and I frankly was not interested in being typed as the gay celebrity," she said. "I think what Ellen did was incredibly brave, and she paid a price for it -- and she did it about 20 years after I got that offer."

(Pictured: Lily Tomlin and Jane Wagner appear in an undated photo posted on their Facebook page on March 6, 2012.)

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