The Word: Seth Meyers and Alexi Ashe are engaged

Seth Meyers will replace Jimmy Fallon on "Late Night" next season.  Credit: NBC / Contributed
Seth Meyers will replace Jimmy Fallon on “Late Night” next season.
Credit: NBC / Contributed

Weep, ye comedy fangirls: Seth Meyers is off the market.

Meyers, who’s leaving his longtime post as head writer for “Saturday Night Live” at the end of this year to take over “Late Night” from Jimmy Fallon, recently popped the question Alexi Ashe, to his girlfriend of several years, according to Us Weekly.

A source close to the couple says that this was a long time coming for Meyers and Ashe, who’s an attorney. They’ve been together for some time since meeting at a wedding several years ago, but Meyers wanted to wait to get engaged until he was off SNL. “He didn’t want to be an absentee fiance,” the source said.

Hmm, is running your own late-night talk show really any less work than working on SNL?

“SNL” star and head writer Seth Meyers has been tapped to take over Jimmy Fallon’s spot on “Late Night,” NBC announced today. Meyers will begin at the 12:35 a.m. time slot next year when current host Jimmy Fallon moves to “The Tonight Show.”

“We think Seth is one of the brightest, most insightful comedy writers and performers of his generation,” said NBC entertainment chairman Bob Greenblatt. “His years at ‘SNL’‘s Weekend Update desk, not to mention being head writer of the show for many seasons, helped him hone a topical brand of comedy that is perfect for the ‘Late Night’ franchise.”



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