American actress and comedian Ali Wentworth had a little fun with her husband George Stephanopoulos as they celebrated their 22nd wedding anniversary.
On Monday, November 20, in honor of the occasion, Ali Wentworth, 58, delivered a special video message to the Good Morning America co-host, while live on air.
While dressed in pajamas and lying in bed, Ali Wentworth said in the video, “Happy anniversary, honey. Twenty-two years … twenty-two years of waking up on our anniversary alone in bed — only to watch you interview some beautiful actress on TV.”
As the video played, a split screen captured Stephanopoulos on the set, at first shaking his head and then laughing at his wife’s sassy message.
“I love you. Come home!” she added as the video ended.
Wentworth and GMA both shared the video on their respective Instagram pages. “Happy 22nd anniversary to our very own @gstephanopoulos and @therealaliwentworth! Thanks to Ali’s surprise anniversary message, we all laughed AND cried before 9am,” GMA’s caption read.
During Monday’s episode, Stephanopoulos went on to share that he had tried to call Wentworth earlier that morning — presumably to wish her a happy anniversary — but she didn’t pick up. “Now I know why,” he said, referring to her sneaky surprise.
“I’m tearing up a bit. Twenty-two years ago today,” a visibly emotional Stephanopoulos noted as he reflected on the marriage milestone.
In a funny twist to the story, the former White House Communications Director also revealed that when he popped the question to Wentworth, she was asleep. “I took her to Greece so she sort of knew it was coming, but it was while she was taking a nap,” he recounted. “And she did say yes when she woke up.”
The pair — who shares two children, Elliott, 21, and Harper, 18 — met after being set up by a mutual friend.
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