Jane Wagner and Lily Tomlin Hold Up Their 2001 Tony Award NominationsHENNY RAY ABRAMS/AFP/Getty Images

Lily Tomlin and her partner of 42 years, writer/director Jane Wagner, apparently have marriage on the brain.

In an interview with E! News at The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Pre-Emmy Performers Peer Group reception on August 19, Tomlin revealed that she and Wagner -- both in their 70s -- are considering tying the knot, now that it's finally possible for them to say, "I do."

"We're thinking maybe we'll get married," Tomlin said. "You don't really need to get married, but marriage is awfully nice. Everybody I know who got married, they say it really makes a difference. They feel very very happy about it."

The "9 to 5" star added that she never even believed she'd have the option, at least not in her lifetime. "It's pretty remarkable," she gushed about the Supreme Court's recent rulings on DOMA and Prop 8.

Tomlin and Wagner first met in March 1971, when Tomlin invited the writer to L.A. to collaborate on a comedy album. It was fortuitous -- and not just because the two women hit it off romantically. Wagner went on to pen numerous Tomlin vehicles including the movies "Moment by Moment" and "The Incredible Shrinking Woman," which she also directed, as well as several Emmy Award-winning comedy specials.

[via E! News]

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