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Jenny Slate revealed she married her fiancé, Ben Shattuck, in their living room on New Year’s Eve.
In a new interview with Marie Claire, the “Marcel the Shell” star shared that she wed Shattuck in their Massachusetts living room after three previous attempts at tying the knot were thwarted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
“We were planning on a [wedding] that ended up being almost 200 people, and then now, it’s just our parents and siblings,” she explained.
“We each invited six friends… I actually like it. I like it better. I didn’t realize how the large thing was making me feel uncomfortable, a little bit. Just a little.”
Slate, 39, and the 28-year-old author — who have been dating since 2019 — share 1-year-old daughter Ida Lupine.
According to Slate, the experience of motherhood has far exceeded her expectations.
“I only realized this after I had the baby, but I thought being a mother would be like a replica of my own mother’s experience with motherhood,” Slate, who is one of three children, shared. “At least, how I perceived it: in which she really, really, really loves us so much, and also, she often seemed really stressed out, and at loose ends, and at her wits’ end, and exhausted, and splattered in clay.
“Instead, I feel like it’s been the opposite of that for me. Not at all that it’s not difficult and challenging to have a newborn baby. There are so many profound challenges, but I’ve never been happier in my life. I feel like I can finally be what I want to be.”
Slate dated “Captain America” actor Chris Evans on-and-off for years, officially calling it quits March 2018.
The “Parks and Recreation” star was first spotted publicly with Shattuck in January 2019, announcing their engagement in September of the same year after he proposed in France.