Monday, June 17, 2024

Exclusive: Bob Saget Was Secretly Married to Wife Kelly a Few Weeks Before Beach Wedding


Everyone is mourning the untimely loss of actor and comedian Bob Saget today. It’s really wonderful how consistent all the tributes are to him, from his “Full House” castmates and pals to dozens of friends and innumerable fans. Despite his hilarious raunchy side, Saget was a great, sweet guy— which is why when he told “The Aristocrats” joke no could believe it.

Flashback to the fall of 2018, I ran into Bob at an Emmy party. This was the weekend of September 18th. From photos I think it might have been the Netflix party, but I’m not sure. We knew each other a long time and greeted each other enthusiastically. He had a beautiful blonde with him.

“I heard you were getting married,” I said.

“I am married!” he replied. I was confused. “I got married last weekend,” he blurted out with a big smile, then added, “Wait. No one knows that.” Whoops! He instantly knew he shouldn’t have said it.

I was floored. I asked him what was going on?

Bob said, “We actually just got married, but no one knows it. We’re keeping it a surprise until our actual wedding ceremony next month. Please don’t write it, and don’t tell anyone.”

And I didn’t. He was so sweet about it, and so pleading, but it was unnecessary. “We haven’t told my family, her family, my kids, anyone!” So I agreed on the spot, naturally, to keep his secret. We shook hands, and that’s the last I thought about it.

A few weeks later, I read about Bob and Kelly Rizzo’s wedding at the beautiful Shutters on the Beach in Santa Monica. Bob wrote on Instagram: “Okay, so we went and did it. And damn are we happy.” I’m assuming they told everyone what happened with the secret wedding, but I never got the chance to find out.  From all accounts, and his recent Instagram post recapping the last year, it seems Bob and Kelly had a terrific three years together. It’s cruel that there wasn’t more time.

Bob was a mensch, everyone can see that. Here is the memorial he posted for Betty White just ten days ago:


Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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