Michelle Cook & David Letterman


David Letterman and Michelle Cook  


Michelle Cook and David Letterman were married for 8 years. They dated for 2 years after getting together in 1966 and married on 2nd Jul 1968. 8 years later they divorced on 13th Oct 1978.


David Letterman is a 73 year old American Talk Show Host. Born David Michael Letterman on 12th April, 1947 in Indianapolis, Indiana, USA, he is famous for Late Show with David Letterman (1993) in a career that spans 1970–2015 and 1970–present. His zodiac sign is Aries.


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Relationship Statistics

Dating1966 - 2nd Jul 1968 2 years, 6 months
Married2nd Jul 1968 - 1977 8 years, 6 months
Total 1966 - 1977 11 years

After saying "I do" on July 2, 1968 on Cook`s 22nd birthday, Letterman, then 21, left for Indianapolis to tell his parents the good news and begin to make arrangements for their senior year living arrangements. Not everything went as planned.
Fully one month transpired, and Michelle had not heard a word from Dave. He had not returned numerous phone calls from her.
On Friday afternoon, Michelle took matters into her hands once again. She traveled 55 miles to Indianapolis, to Dave`s house, whereupon she had a meeting with Dave`s parents, Joe and Dorothy. They had no prior knowledge of why Michelle wanted to see them and were understandably dumbfounded to learn their son had married Michelle some four weeks prior. According to Michelle, Dorothy`s first reaction was that Michelle must be pregnant. Why else would her son do such a thing, get married without so much as hinting at such a prospect?
Michelle vigorously maintained she was not pregnant, showed all the official paperwork and said she intended to stay married. She did allow that there were some things she obviously still needed to work out with Dave and had every expectation of doing just that. She later said that Dorothy was quite upset and seemed to feel that her son has somehow been hoodwinked by this vixen.
Michelle recounted, "I told Joe and Dorothy, `We are all adults and can handle this situation like adults. Plus, I`ve had some courses in psychology.` "
"Don`t tell me about your courses in psychology, honey," said Dorothy.
(Letterman came home from work hours later, the scent of alcohol strong on his breath.)
As he turned on the light switch, Dorothy`s voice pierced the night air with the words, "David, Michelle was here. I think we need an explanation."
Dave went into the living room to face the music. "Yes," he said, "It`s true. We got married. No, she`s not pregnant. No, she didn`t talk me into it. Well, I just didn`t know how to tell you. I haven`t thought about everything, but somehow we`ll manage."

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Relationship Timeline

13th October, 1978 - Divorce

1977 - Breakup

2nd July, 1968 - Marriage

1966 - Hookup

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