"Seeing David was a surprise," says Lisa Sinton, Clerk of District Court in Teton County, who had met the famed talk show host several times before the nuptials. "They used a friend to call in to get the information about what they needed to do [to get married at the courthouse], so I really had no idea it was going to be David."
Letterman, 61, and Lasko, 48, quietly arrived – with their 5-year-old son Harry in tow – at the three-story Teton County Courthouse, which stands in the middle of Main Ave. in Choteau. There in the 103-year-old building, built of sandstone quarried from nearby Rattlesnake Butte and surrounded by fir trees, the couple filled out the license application.
Low-Key NuptialsAfter Sinton issued the license, the pair – who live in a ranch on the outskirts of town – went upstairs to Justice of the Peace Pete Howard, who officiated the wedding. Letterman and Lasko selected their friends, Genevieve and Lee Barhaugh, to stand with them through the ceremony.
On Monday's Late Show, Letterman joked about his reluctance to marry. "I had avoided getting married pretty good for, like, 23 years," he said. But last week, the couple finally decided to walk the aisle.
"People say, 'Geez, Dave, you were together so long. Does it feel any different?'" Letterman said on the show. "And I say, 'Yeah. It does.'