Eardley Smith, known as the voice of simpson’ Lisa is married to her love Dan Grice – and the story behind it is what will make the likes of the late Nora Efron set her laptop on fire.
Smith explained Hollywood Reporter The pair met in an interview published Wednesday when he acted as her personal bodyguard while visiting Springfield, Ore., in 2014. After dealing with a stalker, Smith reluctantly agreed to the producers’ pleas at the unveiling of a mural to represent his juggernaut show. To celebrate the 25th year of Homer and the gang.
Grice was also reluctant to stay there, but decided to accept the assignment, as he was unmarried, and knew that many of the other members of the Springfield Police Department had families with whom he would prefer to be with rather than as an actress. . The Legend of Billie Jean And max overdrive, He was unaware of her most famous role.
“I love it when I think about it because Dan didn’t want to go to the show and I didn’t want to go to the event but something bigger than us was like, ‘No, no, listen, you two are going to meet. And it’s going to work. You just have to have faith,” she said. t heart, “We’ve seen it in movies and you always think, wouldn’t it be nice if life was like this? Sometimes it happens.”
When he picked her up at the airport, the two immediately felt a connection, and she sat in the front seat. He praised his dealings with fans, and he embraced his “quiet confidence”.
But, of course, there was no straight line to their marriage. At first, the two considered asking each other out for dinner, but didn’t. Dan was advised against it by his twin brother and fellow executive, Dave, who now co-hosts a podcast, small town dickscouple with.
As she moved back to Los Angeles, they started doing back and forth.
“I thanked her for waiting at the gate and told her I thought she was really interesting. She texted back, ‘I think you’re really interesting too,'” she said. “At the time, I thought we were done because that’s how we were going to start a relationship 850 miles away.”
Still, they did, even though neither of them was looking for love. She had just gone through a second divorce, and Grice had decided to focus on her career. He took a chance, however, and eventually told her that he was disappointed that he never invited her to dinner.
“We kept texting and then we started talking on the phone. Because I’m the kind of person who jumps in and then sees, I said, ‘Hey, why don’t you come to Los Angeles?’ For [The Simpsons] Dates at the Hollywood Bowl. He said he would like to come, and then I asked, ‘Where are you staying?’ Then there was a long pause. I said, ‘Oh my god. Oh no. S***, did you think you were going to be with me?’ I had to explain, listen, I’m divorced again and that was too much for me at the time. She smiled and asked if I had a mother-in-law’s house or something, meaning my little guest house. But he found a really nice hotel and, unbeknownst to me, broke the bank for the next six months.”
He met his friends who approved, and Smith spent the next two years traveling to Oregon every other weekend as well. There were more bumps—like her grim talk about how she could never move to Oregon that nearly broke them—but they persevered.
“We got engaged in August 2018 and we were engaged for four years. We were supposed to get married in March 2021, and then it was July 2021. Due to COVID, it was again pushed to June 11, 2022. There were around 60 in the ceremony. people and we eventually said, listen, we get it,” Smith said. “Everyone tested before but we told our guests that if they are still nervous about COVID, no hard feelings, stay home. But if you are not panic, please come because it is a great The party is going to be more good god, we all waited so long for this.”
The end result was “amazing,” really natural and really cute, she said.
Smith was previously married to Daniel Erikson and actor Christopher Grove, who appeared in this is us And how to avoid murder,