Both agreed that the past year had been tough without each other – “I missed him,” Judy admitted – and decided to give both their romance and marriage another shot.
“I like being married,” noted Judy of her decision to untie the knot. Before taking her first vows in 1977, she recalled in the book, “I actually had to drag him to the altar … He had no intention of divorcing his wife, even though they were separated for three or four years. After that We were together for about a year and I said, “I want to see your divorce in the paper or not call again.”
When he argued that they could just live together, Judy countered that it was his job to inform her father. “I said, ‘I’m not going to do this,'” Jerry recalled. “So she took out a calendar and said, ‘Pick a date. Now.'”
This time, however, he was the one making suggestions. “I picked her up from work at family court one day and we walked downtown Manhattan,” said Jerry. “Suddenly I said to her, ‘This is silly. I feel uncomfortable being with you all the time and not being married to you. Let’s get married again.’ She said, “Well, how do we do this?” I said, ‘The clerk’s office is just up the street. We can go in and get a license …’ “