Here’s some happy news: Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s grandson, Paul, got married on Friday, October 27. The officiant? None other than the Notorious RBG herself. The location? The Supreme Court, in Washington D.C. Because if your grandma is a Supreme Court Justice, why wouldn’t she officiate your wedding at the freakin’ Supreme Court!?
Paul, 32, married Francesca Sarah Toich, 37. The couple, both actors, met in Venice met performing in “The Merchant of Venice,” a Shakespeare play that deals with anti-Semitism.
The full details, per The New York Times: “The bride, 37, and the groom, 32, are Paris-based actors who met in Venice in summer 2016 while performing in Compagnia de’ Colombari’s production of Shakespeare’s ‘The Merchant of Venice,’ an ongoing production in which they are still a part. The production premiered in the Venice Ghetto in July 2016 and has since had two runs in the United States, in 2017 and 2018.”
At the wedding, Ginsburg met her first great-grandchild, Lucrezia May Spera, according to the Times. Lucrezia was born on January 1, 2018 — but we’re guessing the 10-month wait was due to the couple living in Paris. (Have you ever flown a trans-Atlantic flight with a baby? Yeah, not fun.)
Ginsburg’s unique ideas about parenting (and, we can assume, grandparenting), are something she’s firming instilled in her children. “She really had a very well-honed, well-defined vision of family roles,” Jane Sherron De Hart, Ginsburg’s biographer, recently told Kveller. “She really [believes in] the idea that you not only had to have changing gender roles, but that men’s roles had to change, too.”
So we can safely assume that RBG’s grandson is an outstanding dad — and that Ginsburg is most definitely a great great-grandma.
Mazel tov to the whole family!!