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April 24, 2008


Are you aware that Tina Fey's husband looks like this?

Tina Fey and husband

This photo is from last night's premiere of Baby Mama--Tina Fey and her husband Jeff Richmond.

They met while they were both working at Second City and have been married since 2001. I would bet cash money that he is a wonderful and funny guy. Incredibly, Fey says that before she met him she "could not get a date."

But I have to hand it to Tina Fey for staying with this guy instead of doing what other celebrities who suddenly find their public value rocketing to super-fame levels would do, such as divorcing him to trade up for someone more famous like Naveen Andrews or John Stamos (or even her agent.) She's a real movie star now; in terms of media measurement of her fame, she's progressed from being on the cover of Bust to being on the covers of magazines at the checkout at Rite Aid.

How many TV/movie stars under 40 at a Tina Fey-level of fame can you think of who are married to a someone who a) you've never heard of, and b) also isn't conventionally attractive (i.e. not a former model)? Anyone?

categories: Celebrities, Media, Movies, TV
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Is Cate Blanchett under 40? If so, her husband has this guy beaten in the "not conventionally attractive" race.

Posted by: sabrina at April 24, 2008 11:24 PM

Good heavens! You are correct.


Cate Blanchett and her husband Andrew Upton have these two beat for greatest attractiveness differential between famous actress and less famous crinkly husband.

Here's something incredible: Andrew Upton is only 3 years older than Cate! But he looks 10 years older than he actually is, and she has a professional stylist.

Posted by: Amy at April 24, 2008 11:32 PM

they both sadly fug: but cates old man is unreal.

Posted by: fidobarks at April 25, 2008 6:18 AM

In the American Express ad campaign, she more or less portrays herself as the frantic, overwrought single mom.


Posted by: Jeff at April 25, 2008 7:08 AM

@Jeff There's a difference between frantic overwrought single Mom and frantic overwrought working Mom. They're both busy.

Posted by: Monica at April 25, 2008 12:06 PM

He may not win any beauty prizes, but his features, oddly, look really cute on their little girl.

Posted by: Kiki at April 25, 2008 4:04 PM

Good point, Kiki. They did produce a cute baby, though she does have sort of Winston Churchill-ish features that I see now are a result of her father's genetic input. He's got a solid, dignified look. That girl will be a well-spoken riot in 3rd grade.

Posted by: Amy at April 25, 2008 4:38 PM

Re: Cate Blanchett's hubby, perhaps that's why she has a younger (20's), more conventionally attractive boy toy...

Posted by: Laurie at April 25, 2008 6:31 PM

Oops - scratch that. I was thinking of Tilda Swinton. Blurgh.

Posted by: Laurie at April 25, 2008 6:34 PM

OMG! Creepy!!! (And, probably, crepey.)

Posted by: michelle at April 27, 2008 3:03 AM

Has anyone ever seen a pic of Tina Fey just a few years ago, back when she was fat? (or her current "former fat girl" ass which is always carefully-hidden-on-camera)? Her husband may not be a looker but to be honest, Tina's pretty lucky he's male.

Posted by: Maynotlast at April 27, 2008 6:25 PM

Did you see pic #13? Faye Dunaway's left hand looks gross.

Posted by: esskay at April 29, 2008 10:33 AM

Michelle and esskay, it's true. Faye Dunaway's hand appears to be made out of some kind of gruesome bloody oatmealy cadaver-flesh.


Posted by: amy at April 29, 2008 12:19 PM

Wow. Maynolast sounds like a really f'ed up stalkerish character - the type that become so obsessed with a celebrity that they pick out a 'trait' that they can identify with as being 'not perfect' and then spread it around to make themselves feel 'closer' or some shit like that.

Really dude ... if your 'thing' is to try and ... you know what, fuck it. I don't have the energy to finish this post. Seek help. It will be okay. You will find someone to love you. I promise.

Posted by: Maynolast is a stalker methinks at May 1, 2008 12:20 AM


Posted by: diane at October 31, 2008 3:36 PM

I read that Richmond is 5 feet 3 1/2 inches tall.

The truly amazing fact is that Fey claims he's the only man she has ever had sex with!

Posted by: TSOL at December 2, 2008 12:15 AM

Oh my god, that hand... is she a living-dead? I think that's scarier than their husbands.

Posted by: retrogaming at December 2, 2008 1:18 PM

I think he's gorgeous. He's got brilliantly blue eyes. And trading UP to Naveen Andrews and John Stamos? What the...?!?

Posted by: Ella at December 2, 2008 2:15 PM

Seriously, have you seen Brad Hall latley? husband of Julia louis-Dreyfuf.

Posted by: at December 2, 2008 4:40 PM

Oo, you're right, that Brad Hall is not the world's handsomest man.


He's funny, though.


So maybe Tina Fey is following in Julia's funny-lady-with-talented-though-not-much-of-a-looker-husband footsteps.

Posted by: amy at December 2, 2008 4:46 PM

That guy high-fives himself literally at least five times day. Say what you want about attractiveness, he has her, you don't.

Posted by: me at December 22, 2008 5:06 AM

Ugh. All of you people should be ashamed of yourselves.

It boggles the mind how people can be so callous and superficial - especially when they undoubtedly have more flaws than the people they're criticizing.

What's your husband look like? Oh, wait. You just have cats.

Well, next time you're watching The Hills and paging through Star, why don't you look at yourself and find something to snark on? Because snarking on a happily married couple is cold, petty shit.

Posted by: PulchritudeArbiter at January 10, 2009 2:10 AM

Is that picture doctored? Tina fey doesn't look that pretty anywhere else. She looks the worst when she stands next to Sarah Palin.

Posted by: Jen at January 22, 2009 12:05 AM

This is pretty superficial alright. He's not a bad looking guy. He's much shorter than her which is usually considered odd. Besides, looks aren't everything. Pictures don't really do people's looks much justice also. I'm sure in person he looks good. It doesn't matter anyway. I wish I would pick a stance instead of jumping back and forth like this. Let's just say he a lucky fellow. I never appreciated Tina's looks on WU, until she stood up with Amy and they both did this little stripper dance. Man!

Posted by: Tinafeyfan at February 1, 2009 5:53 PM

I went to college with Jeff Richmond and I can say he is one great guy. Incredibly talented. Incredibly talented. Fantastic comic actor, fantastic composer, a true talent. I'm sure a lot of Tina's success has much, if not all to do with Jeff. I truly expected Jeff to make it big time. Instead, fellow classmate, Alice Ripley has made it huge on Broadway. Jeff was always short, but very cute and one couldn't help but like him. He is a true salt of the earth kind of guy. Tina is lucky to have him and she knows it. Fame isn't everything. You can't take it home to bed with you. And besides Jeff is busy composing music and writing for SNL, 30 rock and God knows what else. He is a talent that can't be stopped. If any of you saw him as the King in Pippin or In Funny thing....forum, you'd wonder who Nathan Lane is. No one played those roles better than Jeff.

Posted by: Diane at February 28, 2009 8:15 AM

I went to school with Jeff. Quit judging people by looks. Jeff in school was always involved in producing our plays and was always good at it. He had a great sense of humor and the biggest heart. I feel that even though he is married to a famous person he remembers where he came from. He also works very hard with sl and 30 rock. So don't judge him unless you really know him and i do know him. He is still the same Jeff from the class oa 1979..........go g-men. I was also in band with him also and we a had a blast. I am quit proud of him.

Posted by: cindy at March 31, 2009 8:43 AM

I went to school with her husband, Jeff Richmond, in the rural town of Garrettsville, in NE Ohio. He was a very talented funny guy. He was involved in every theatrical school production. A very animated fellow!

Posted by: Tim at October 29, 2009 9:55 PM

greatest celeb attractiveness difference:
Celine Dion and her "old man"

Posted by: fredifred at January 8, 2012 12:28 PM

So Cate Blanchett, according to Harpers Bazaar magazine, has it in mind to be a Bond villain? Good luck to her I say :-)

Posted by: Newton Gira at February 29, 2012 6:46 PM

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