While we love David Letterman and have always loved David Letterman, we have to admit, we’ve always kind of wondered; what woman could put up with his antics? Especially now that he’s grown that Santa Claus beard! As it turns out, the woman who ended up marrying Letterman has been his partner since 1986. Her name is Regina and in this Regina Lasko wiki, we are going to take a look at David Letterman’s wife and their relationship. From how the two met, to when they got married, to having their children, we’ve got everything you need to know about Regina Lasko right here.
Lasko and Letterman
Regina Lasko was born on November 20, 1960, which makes Regina Lasko’s age 58. Taking a page out of her husband’s playbook, Lasko has kept much of her private life private. We don’t know much about her life before David Letterman but we do know how Letterman entered it. Lasko worked as a production manager on Late Night with David Letterman. She also held a similar position with the hit soap opera, Another World. In February of 1986, the two began dating but there was one hiccup. Letterman was still living with then-girlfriend Merrill Markoe, who had served as a writer on Late Night with David Letterman. Eventually, Letterman came clean to Markoe, the two split up, and Lasko stayed his girlfriend.
Regina Lasko’s children include one son. On November 3, 2003, Lasko gave birth to the couple’s son, Harry Joseph Letterman. Harry was named after his paternal grandfather. At that point, it didn’t seem like the couple would ever get married but on March 19, 2009, the couple quietly got married in a small ceremony with little Harry in attendance!
Bumps in the Road
That’s not to say that there haven’t been bumps in the road of their relationship. The first major bump was a woman named Margaret Mary Ray. Ray began stalking Letterman in 1988. She would often break into his home while he wasn’t there and on one occasion, she stole his Porsche! Ray reportedly suffered from schizophrenia and Letterman often felt sad for her and declined to press charges on a number of occasions. She would eventually stop stalking Letterman in the early 1990’s and would commit suicide in 1998.
In 2003, police thwarted a man’s plot to kidnap young Harry and hold him for a $5.0 million dollar ransom. The mastermind, Kelly Frank, was a house painter that had once worked for Letterman. Frank was later charged and convicted of plotting the kidnapping.
Then, on September 9, 2009, a few months after Lasko and Letterman had gotten married, a package was left on Letterman’s car demanding $2.0 million dollars otherwise details about Letterman’s affairs with former female staff members would be revealed to the public. Letterman went straight to Manhattan District Attorney’s office with the extortion plot and ended up participating in a sting operation to catch the culprit. After the extortionist was arrested, Letterman made a public apology on his show to Lasko, his family, and co-workers.
Despite these bumps, Lasko is still very much with Letterman, and as of this year, the couple will have been together for 32 years! Lasko, Letterman, and Harry have taken up skiing as a family activity. The three of them are most definitely a tight family unit, which is reflected in most of the Regina Lasko images that you find on the internet because if you find a picture of Lasko, it usually contains Letterman, Harry or both of them.