A question from an audience member prompted
Before "The Late Show With Stephen Colbert" tapes episodes, the host comes out for an audience warmup and takes a few questions. On July 4, a member of the audience asked a very personal question.
"When you met the woman who is now your wife, how did you know she was the one?" someone asked.
"Oh, man, I will — how long do we have?" Colbert joked. Then he launched into a story that involved a relationship ultimatum, a heart-to-heart with his mother, an opera by Philip Glass and Allen Ginsberg, an out-of-print poet named Chuck Sullivan and Robert Fagles' translation of "The Odyssey."
The story ends happily: Colbert and his wife, Evelyn McGee-Colbert, have been married since 1993. The couple have three children, John, Peter and Madeleine.
Everyone's meet-cute is, by definition, cute. But this one is particularly endearing. Watch:
May all our relationships be blessed by the sneeze of truth.
"The Late Show With Stephen Colbert" airs weeknights on CBS at 11:35.
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