Well, all of us who know Hearne Christopher, knew it was coming…
But he fooled us and got married in Mexico. The sneaky devil! I got the text late last night that one of my best friends Hearne had gotten married when he was south. I know his new wife Kimberly Christopher pretty well. Hearne met her while she was working on a corproate event during a visit to Stanford and Sons at Legends more than a year ago, nearly two in fact.
She is a wonderful young lady. Kimberly is very attractive, smart as a whip, has a great career and is a terrific mom. How did he land her? They will make a fantastic couple. I know Hearne is kinda private with his personal life unlike SOME PEOPLE we all know.
I know his pals wanted to be there for them. That surely includes me and Bill Nigro. Hearne, I could have come there instead of Puerto Rico. Well, then there was me bringing my kinda whacky girl with me, so maybe this was best for all. Bill hates leaving Westport, even for a couple days. The man is married to Westport. Lucky for them.
I will leave it to Hearne to fill us in on more details.
Let me just say this: More than anyone in this city, Hearne put me in the spotlight. No offense to Johnny Dare because he has pounded it as well, just a little differently – hah. Hearne and I teamed up in the early 90’s. I was still full time in LA. He covered the LA Earthquake and I was living in LA when it hit. That was our first of hundreds of stories. For nearly 20 years this man made me an almost weekly issue in his column.
Usually they were fun, outside of the box stories. He even covered my dad, Stan as best he could. We just hit it off. We went out to clubs back in the day, some concerts, and the big night was always the famous Super Bowl parties at his home. It was a who’s who of Kansas City.
I think I was the only guy there who really watched the game or cared about it much. He had the rich and famous of KC, the political giants from mayors, council people, movie stars, even senators and power brokers. If you were a name in this town, you got invited at least to one party and everyone showed up.
Hearne stood by me in my 2001 bogus indictment.
He was one of the few media people who knew it was all false. Why? He was around me too much to not know. His editor Mark Zeiman ordered him not to cover the case Or me for that matter. When it ended, they still wanted me dropped from his column, though it was made clear I was not guilty of really anything but being a weekend warrior, like others at the Star including my party pal Jeff Flanagan. Still he wrote about me often, at his own peril. It was probably one of the reasons he got jumped on and left the Star. So he’s a stand up guy.
Hearne has two daughters, twins, born on March 18th, my birthday as well. I have met Liza and Savannah several times and both are wonderful young ladies. Kimberly has children as well so i will be a FULL HOUSE.
I know they’ll be happy because it’s a great fit and I wish them the best.
Damn, now I have to buy a wedding gift. Hey how about two VIP seats to Carlos Mencia? No? Well, I’ll think of something. Love you both.