Sara Gilbert is one happily married lady.
The co-host of The Talk, 39, who wed musician Linda Perry late last month, gushed about her Justine Ungaro-photographed nuptials Monday on her show, sharing everything from photos to the meal plan to the special gift she received from her wife.
“It definitely feels different,” she explained to the audience, of life as a newlywed. “It feels more different than you expect. You feel like you’re part of this institution and it’s official, and, oh, I better not mess this up. You feel safer in a way and you feel like you’ve really committed and it’s not about, can I deal with this or not deal with it. It becomes, how will we deal with our relationship together?”
Held at the picturesque One Gun Ranch in Malibu, Calif., with a strictly vegan menu, the affair began with a cocktail party.
“We decided that we wanted to be together and enjoy people’s company, because I think people miss that part of their wedding. We wanted to bring everybody with us down the hill and have this communal feeling,” Gilbert said, while a photo of the event popped up on the screen.
Gilbert says she was in for a surprise when Perry, 48, got on stage and sang John Lennon’s “Love” – but the biggest shock of all came in the form of the gift she received from her.
“We had this ’80 band Flashback Heart Attack play,” Gilbert said. “It was really great. They did all these guy songs I really love, and then at some point toward the end of the evening, [Linda] got up on stage and said, ‘Okay, that was the guy songs, but we needed some women to come sing.’ So she got the actual real singers from four bands come, which is so amazing.”
The unexpected list of singing VIPs included, Annabella Lwin from Bow Wow Wow; Martha Davis from The Motels; Dale Bozzio from Missing Persons and Terri Nunn from Berlin.
The unexpected occurrences were seemingly endless for the couple, who were wed by someone who got flown in last minute.
“The person [who] was supposed to marry us unfortunately got sick that morning and that made it all impromptu and that made it kind of sweet and casual,” Gilbert said.
Reflecting on the memorable evening, which was attended by her fellow CBS co-hosts, Gilbert said, “It’s been really funny though because [Linda’s] been super competitive when people say they cried at the wedding. She’s like, ‘Well, whose vows did you cry at? Mine or Sara’s?’ ”