Lynch: No Grinchy Sue Sylvester
It was a heartbreaking episode for Jane Lynch's Sue Sylvester on Glee, June 1. Life for Lynch, however, is a lot less lonely. Word is Lynch has tied the knot with longtime girlfriend, Dr Lara Embry!
The Glee villainess isn't confirming the reports yet, but the Blue Heron restaurant in Sunderland, Massachusetts says they hosted a quiet Memorial Day wedding for Lynch, 49, and Embry.
"There were no celebrities or recognizable faces there," restaurant co-owner Deborah Snow told People. "Lara's daughter was there, along with close, close friends of the couple. It was small, warm, intimate and very sweet. You could feel the love and friendship amongst the group."
After the ceremony, Lynch and Embry joined their 19 guests for a jazzy reception, featuring a four-piece band, Snow revealed. The party wrapped at around 10 pm, after the newlyweds cut into a wedding cake filled with chocolate mousse, vanilla butter cream and fresh strawberries.
Lynch announced her engagement last November, when Glee returned for its midseason premiere.
"I'm thrilled," Lynch told People of her engagement at the premiere party. "It's really great. I never thought that this is something I wanted. It's just the greatest thrill in the world to find somebody that you want to be with every day."
Lynch has been getting laughs in the biz for some time, but Glee turned the comedienne and her character Sue Sylvester into household names.
Her new wife has made her own brand of headlines, as well, when she was involved in a same-sex custody case with her former partner. The psychologist and her ex had two children, each giving birth to one and adopting the other. Things turned ugly when the pair split and her ex wanted to cut ties completely, with each woman taking her biological child.
Embry took the issue to Florida courts and won visitation rights. The battle also earned her an award from the National Center for Lesbian Rights.
While the newlyweds can't help but become symbols of gay rights, Glee is preparing to add a good Christian character to the canvas next season that would not approve of Lynch's real-life nuptials. This yet-to-be-cast New Directions member isn't going to like Kurt's gay lifestyle or some of the club's racy song choices, but it sounds like she won't be a villain.
"We've taken a couple jabs at the right wing this year, so what I want to do with this character is have someone who Christian kids and parents can recognize and say: Oh, look -- I'm represented there, too! If we're trying to form a world of inclusiveness, we've got to include that point of view as well," Glee creator Ryan Murphy told TV Guide.
The positive new addition will speak her mind and while her views will be heard, it's hard to imagine she won't eventually embrace Glee's messages of acceptance.
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