ABC’s George Stephanopoulos and his wife, actress and comedian Ali Wentworth, are featured in this week’s People. Wentworth pulls back the curtain on her husband’s sense of humor:
When he was first tapped to take over on GMA for Diane Sawyer, some wondered whether Stephanopoulos — who hosts This Week, ABC’s Sunday morning public affairs program, and served as communications director for President Clinton — was too serious for the morning show. His wife knew better.
“He’s really not that serious,” insists Wentworth, whose online chat show Daily Shot recently featured the family guinea pigs in a fashion show judged by Paulina Porizkova and Tim Gunn. “This guy who can tell you about nuclear proliferation … you tell a fart joke, and he falls off his chair. He loves to laugh, to have fun, right?” she says, turning to George.
“Yes,” he says, smiling. “Otherwise,” she deadpans, “I don’t know what I’m doing here.”