Their love story began during the Thanksgiving holiday in 2003, and Curb Your Enthusiasm star Susie Essman has been thankful ever since for the love of commercial real estate broker Jim Harder, who became her husband on September 13, 2008. By the authority vested in Oz writer and producer Tom Fontana as minister of the American Fellowship Church, the pair were united in marriage at the Friars Club in Manhattan.
Regaling The New York Times with the tale of their romance, the bride confided that the fact that Mr. Harder was the owner of a tiny Shih Tzu helped his transformation from boyfriend to bridegroom. The couple are sharing the happiness of their new life together with the groom’s son, three daughters and their canine companions.