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Willard Scott Marries Paris Keena; Longtime 'Today' Fixture Is 80

Wednesday, 02 Apr 2014 05:52 PM

By Ken Mandel

TV personality Willard Scott is officially off the market at 80 years old after the "Today" show staple wed his longtime companion Paris Keena.

Host Matt Lauer shared the news during Wednesday's broadcast and called it "another surprise wedding" in the "Today" family, a reference to last week's announcement from co-anchor Savannah Guthrie, which also included news that she is pregnant.

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Scott, part of the "Today" family for more than three decades, turned 80 on March 7.

The couple was married in Fort Myers, Fla., after dating for 11 years.

Asked about honeymoon plans, Keena told "Today": "Our whole life has been a honeymoon."

Support for the couple poured in from fans.

A former "Today" show weahterman, Scott is now largely known for spreading birthday cheer to centenarians.

His first wife, Mary, died in 2002.

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