The Bishop’s new wife Hannah Berner has branded the comedian a “zaddy” as she opened up about their 16-year age difference.
“zaddy” is “a sexually attractive man, especially an older one, who is fashionable or charismatic”.
In an article titled “Why I Decided to Marry a Zaddy, and You Should, Too” for Elle Magazine, the 30-year-old said some of her co-stars married while filming the reality TV show Summer House mocked their age difference.
“Things got complicated when he visited me for three days while I was filming Summer House,” she said.
“Some other cast members weren’t kind to the relationship; they called him old and made fun of his gray hair behind his back.”
“When I finally posted a photo of us on social media, there was a lot of positive vibes, but also the occasional ‘is that your dad?’ comment,” she confessed.
“By and large, I didn’t care what people thought because it was all low-hanging fruit. I was 29 and he was 45 and it just felt right.”
Hannah revealed how the couple met and said their relationship was six years in the making.
“In fact, I had seen him perform at Comedy Cellar six years earlier and thought he was very handsome: tall, with big cheekbones, thick silver hair and a sexy deep voice.”
“Unfortunately, he was living in Ireland at the time, so I figured it would never work out between us (so I didn’t try to speak to him after the show),” she said.
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“A few years later, when I got into the comedy scene myself, he started following me on Instagram. I followed him back but we never spoke, mostly because of the distance. Turns out he moved back to New York after the pandemic hit.”
“That was it; no games. It was refreshing! He was 45, so 10 years older than any other guy I’d been romantic with up to that point,” she continued.
In July 2020, the couple began dating before getting engaged seven months later on Valentine’s Day 2021.
“He picked me up for our date in a black BMW convertible and I remember he put me at ease right away,” she said of their first date.
“When we sat down, it was clear he was interested. He asked me all about my tennis career and how long I’ve been doing comedy.
“I found out that he lived in China for two years and learned how to speak Mandarin first.
“He was in therapy. He loved his career. Also, he had been sober since he was 19 and I found that super attractive. No drunk fights? Staying home at the weekend and eating good food while watching cult documentaries instead? Sign me up!”
“I discovered that we both came from New York City, loved sports, and shared the same goofy and dark sense of humor,” Hannah added.
The couple wed in a beautiful beach wedding ceremony in the Hamptons in May.
They had hoped to wed last summer and had to postpone it due to venue issues, but have now tied the knot in front of friends and family at the traditional beach getaway for New York’s elite.
The Irish-American Des followed local tradition, and the couple enjoyed a rehearsal dinner at Des’ New York home the night before.
https://www.independent.ie/style/celebrity/celebrity-news/des-bishops-wife-brands-him-a-zaddy-as-she-discusses-their-16-year-age-gap-41846051.html The Bishop’s wife refers to him as “Zaddy” when discussing their 16-year age difference