“Impractical Jokers” star James Murray has tied the knot with Melyssa Davies, People reported Saturday.
The pair said “I do” Friday at the largely outdoor Lake House Inn in Bucks County, Pa. — about 40 miles north of Philadelphia — with fellow “Jokers” Sal Vulcano, Brian Quinn, and Joe Gatto all in attendance.
Gatto even served as best man and officiated the wedding, where masks were required and stations were available throughout for both masks and sanitizing, given the ongoing pandemic.
As with many people this year, coronavirus altered the couple’s original plans — and warranted they spread people further apart and seat guests at smaller tables.
“We had four different weddings being planned simultaneously, depending on how everything worked,” Murray, 44, told the outlet. “We had four different weddings lists and four different plans, and one version of it was just our bridal party in our backyard, at the most extreme.”
The two ultimately compromised and invited about a quarter of their original guests, which Staten Islander Murray said was “a lot less stress … It’s a lot less moving parts in that way.”
He added that he and his new wife, who moved in together shortly before the pandemic struck, are “both healthy, and our families are healthy, so it was kind [of] a blessing in that way, having this time to live together and plan our lives together.”
While Murray contended the outcome was “interesting,” he said that what matters most is their loved ones were there.
“And all that matters to me, truly, is that this one person was there besides me, and that she said yes,” he told People, admitting he “never thought I would get married, I never thought I wanted to get married.”
Another thing Murray loves about being a newlywed: he can finally visit the Maldives, where he’s always wanted to go but “had kind of resigned myself to knowing that I wouldn’t go, because you wouldn’t go to this place unless you were getting married.”
The couple will honeymoon for two weeks at the South Asian country’s five-star Soneva Jani resort.
James Murray, Impractical Jokers, Joe Gatto, Brian Quinn, Sal Vulcano
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