Comedian Fortune Feimster Marries Partner Jacquelyn Smith In Private Malibu Ceremony

“If you don’t know who you’re marrying after five-and-a-half years, then you’re in trouble.”

The ever-funny Fortune Feimster, known for shows like “The Mindy Project” and “The Stand-Ups,” just got married!

The stand-up comedian tied the knot with partner Jacquelyn Smith in an intimate ceremony in Malibu, California. The couple first announced their engagement in January 2018 after two-and-a-half years of dating and have often hinted at how the pandemic changed their ceremony situation. Their wedding was small and Covid-compliant, with the pair renting a house and saying “I do” on the backyard patio overlooking the ocean.

“I was excited,” Feimster told PEOPLE Magazine. “We’ve been together for five-and-a-half years. If you don’t know who you’re marrying after five-and-a-half years, then you’re in trouble. So I knew it felt good, it felt right.”

Feimster told PEOPLE that, while their biggest factor in getting married was their love for each other, the recent U.S. Supreme Court discussions also spurred the event on. With Amy Coney Barrett expected to be confirmed — giving the court a 6-3 conservative majority — and Justice Clarence Thomas and Justice Samuel Alito’s recent statement that Obergefell v. Hodges continues to have “ruinous consequences,” Feimster and Smith figured a quicker wedding made sense.

“Who knows what will happen?” Feimster told PEOPLE. “Hopefully, marriage equality is here to stay. But we wanted to be more proactive and get married while we know we can. It definitely got the ball rolling for us a lot faster. […] You just don’t know what will happen when the tide shifts so significantly with the Supreme Court.”

But their wedding was a day of joy rather than political anxiety. Along with the two beautiful brides, their Pomeranian, Biggie, served as the ring bearer during the livestreamed wedding. While Feimster and Smith are planning on having a big reception when it’s safe to do so, for now, they’re celebrating with the world on social media.

 

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“We got married!” Feimster wrote in an Instagram caption on Sunday. “Jax and I decided to forgo the big wedding we planned to have due to the pandemic and decided fairly last minute to do a tiny ceremony on the beach. We’ll celebrate with friends and family in a year when it’s safer to do so.”


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