Patton Oswalt is opening up about how he and his daughter Alice Rigney coped with the death of his first wife. The actor and comedian, 51, married true crime writer Michelle McNamara in and welcomed Alice four years later. McNamara died suddenly in her sleep in April at age 46, from a combination of prescription medications and an undiagnosed heart condition.
Oswalt has since remarried, tying the knot with Meredith Salenger in November You are a memory of her. You are her memory.
Now, Oswalt feels that he and Alice have "made it through the darkness" and his daughter has been able to bond with Salenger, The pair watch The Office together Alice is "obsessed"go swimming and work on crafting projects.
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'We're safe now': Patton Oswalt opens up on decision to marry again
Close Share options. All rights reserved. Close View image.Just four months after announcing his engagement to Meredith Salenger, the "Young Adult" actor had an epiphany as he was poised to marry a second time.
While he was still grieving the sudden death of his first wife a year and a half earlier, the future seemed bright for both him and his 8-year-old daughter, Alice. Things are OK. I almost started crying. I was so happy the way that she held me.
Like, things are OK now.
It felt amazing. That moment. Patton needed that catharsis after his wife, and Alice's mother, Michelle McNamara, died suddenly in her sleep on April 21, Just 46 years old at the time of her death, the crime writer succumbed to a combination of prescription medicines and an undiagnosed heart condition.
In April of last year — on the one-year anniversary of the cataclysmic shock — Oswalt posted a touching tribute to McNamara on Twitter and took the emotional step of removing his wedding ring. So it was just a no-brainer for me to know that this is the person that I want to be with. But of paramount importance to Oswalt, his new wife is "an amazing stepmom" to Alice. So, when he stood on that altar, "it felt like coming home," he said.
Follow today. Comedian Patton Oswalt says he knew exactly when it got serious. We apologize, this video has expired. July 10, Patton Oswalt has been headlining at comedy clubs all over the United States sinceas well as appearing in his own standup specials on Comedy Central and HBO.
He was chosen as Entertainment Weekly's "It" comedian in His other television credits include appearances on Seinfeld and NewsRadio Sign In. Edit Patton Oswalt. Showing all 52 items.
Observational comedy with literary references and colorfully verbose language. Graduated from College of William and Mary in Virginia. His favorite movie is Six Pack Was considered for the role of "Albert Brennaman" in Hitch Is a big movie buff, especially of classic and noir films. During a period from the mid to late '90s, he grew addicted to watching films and would go to the theater almost daily. This is chronicled in his book, Silver Screen Fiend.
His father's ancestry is German, English, Irish, and Scottish. Engaged to actress Meredith Salenger [July ]. The introduction and afterword were contributed by author Gillian Flynn and Oswalt respectively.
Based on my own experience, when you're going through adolescence you don't know how the world works. You can't set a story in the world you live in because you don't know what a utility bill is, or how to budget your paycheck. So you either set it in a zombie apocalypse, a wasteland or a spaceship.
I think which one you choose decides the adult you become. Or maybe it was Chicago. But I got a call asking if I wanted to go to Detroit and film one really fun scene where I was a Santa Claus selling weed. I knew the writers. So I just said yeah. I blew the second 3-D puff of pot smoke in film history. Someone needs to add that to my Wikipedia. So he said, "Can you come in and just read this script that we're trying to figure out, as a favor?
And he kept asking me to come back, and then they had Charlize [Theron] come in, and she really wanted to do it at that point. He said, "Why don't you come back and read for this role again," and we just clicked.Patton Oswalt is opening up about his first wife Michelle McNamara's sudden death in and the "weirdness" that followed for his year-old when he tied the knot with Meredith Salenger the following year. Oswalt, 50, married Salenger in November but recalled how painful it was for his daughter, Alice Rigney, to get used to her new step-mother.
Now Alice is 10 and both Meredith and I are like, 'You have responsibilities, you have some chores. The King of Queens actor confessed that he still struggles with the fact that his daughter is growing up. McNamara died in her sleep at 46 in April That's what the paramedics there were saying while I was screaming and throwing up.
He talked about it being the second worst day of his life: "The worst is when I told my daughter the next day. Nine 9Honey Celebrity Latest. Related This comedian's account of his wife's sudden death is absolutely heartbreaking.
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Mysterious Celebrity Deaths. View Gallery. Share Mail Tweet Pinterest.Patton Oswalt 's family just made homeschooling a lot more epic! On Thursday, the I Love Everything comedian, 51, shared a sweet photo of his daughter Alice Rigney11, preparing to appear in a virtual class with her stepmother, Meredith Salenger. Oswalt recently spoke to PEOPLE Now about how he's been homeschooling his daughter amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, revealing that math has been the toughest subject for him to teach.
My daughter is in the fourth grade and she brings me stuff, and I'm like, 'I don't know what this means,' " he said. It's like an Amish person trying to help someone build a website. Oswalt married Salenger in Novembera year and a half after his first wife, true crime writer Michelle McNamara, died unexpectedly in her sleep at age Meredith was a beacon I had to reach for.
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