Thursday 23 June 2022 05:53 PM Inside Bill Nye the Science Guy's VERY messy first marriage to Blair Tindall as ... trends now
Bill Nye the Science Guy surprised fans with the news that he quietly married journalist and author Liza Mundy in May, with some surprised to learn that this is the beloved TV personality’s second marriage.
Before the 66-year-old engineer said 'I do' to his new 61-year-old bride during a private ceremony in Washington DC, the former Dancing With The Stars contestant had tied the knot to musician Blair Tindall.
The pair wed back in 2007, however the union was short-lived as Nye went on the file to have the marriage annulled after just seven weeks.
In fact, the split took a messy turn after Nye accused Tindall of vandalizing his garden following their separation.
In 2007, Nye reportedly filed for a restraining order against Tindall after claims she broke into his home and stole several personal items.
Speaking about his failed union years later, Nye told Early Show national correspondent Hattie Kauffman: 'In my case, I emphasize we were never divorced because we were never married.'
As the nation’s favorite Science Guy hopes to enjoy a lasting partnership with his new spouse, DailyMail.com looks back at the turbulent marriage which kept him away from the alter for over 15 years.
How a quick engagement led to a very short-lived marriage
Surprise: Bill Nye announced the news of this engagement to writer and musician Blair Tindal during an appearance on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson - pictured in 2005
First attempt: Nye married the musician and motivational speaker in 2006
In 2006, Bill Nye surprised fans with the news he was engaged to Blair Tindall, a musician who used to play the oboe for the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra.
He shared the happy announcement during an appearance on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson.
After a short engagement, Nye surprised Tindall with a spontaneous wedding in February of that year and their wedding march was performed by cellist Yo Yo Ma and MIT Media Lab Professor Michael Hawley on the piano, according to CBS News.
The ceremony was officiated by pastor and author Rick Warren but it appears the Saddleback Church founder's involvement wasn't enough to stop the relationship from going sour.
Nye filed for an annulment of the marriage, which was granted after it was determined that the union was invalid.
According to CBS, Nye told Hattie Kauffman: 'We were never married. We got a letter from the State of California, with the great seal affixed, that we were never married. So shortly afterwards we both agreed it was not a good idea.'
How allegations of rose garden vandalization led to a restraining order
Quick end: Nye ended up filing to annul the union after just seven weeks