Conan O'Brien Officiates Same-Sex Marriage

Host performs on-air ceremony uniting show's costume designer with his longtime partner in New York City

By Peter Gicas Nov 04, 2011 7:34 PMTags

Score one for Team CoCo!

Conan O'Brien, who was back in New York City this week to shoot his TBS talk show, certainly ended his stint in the Big Apple on a high note.

Make that an incredibly romantic note.

On Thursday night's program, O'Brien officiated the wedding of the show's costume designer Scott Cronick and his partner, David Gorshein.

The same-sex marriage was conducted at New York's Beacon Theater in front of the couple's friends, families, loved ones and, of course, all of us watching at home.

And O'Brien made it clear this wasn't some sort of joke.

"This is for real," he said. "We are gathered here today in this beautiful place to witness the joining of two lives."

Cronick, who walked down the aisle accompanied by his favorite celebrity, Watch What Happens Live host Andy Cohen, joined Gorshein under a chuppah to exchange vows.

"Anyone in the world would be happy to wear one of your designs," Gorshein told Cronick. "But no one is possibly happier than I am to wear your ring."

To which Cronick replied: "I vow to fill your every day with so much love. Cameras or no cameras, I am here today and I am yours forever."

In keeping with Jewish tradition, both men stepped on glasses before O'Brien declared, "By the power vested in me by the state of New York and the Universal Life Church, I now pronounce you husband and husband. You can kiss the groom."

Mazel tov!