Ali Wentworth says she cried for 45 minutes in the car with her daughters and husband George Stephanopolus after Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg died
- Actress Ali Wentworth, 55, described how she was told of the news of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s passing
- Wentworth was dining at a restaurant on Friday night when the news broke
- Her husband, Good Morning America anchor George Stephanopolus, 59, was summoned to report live on air from his cellphone
- By the time he had finished he broke the news to his own family including his two daughters who sat in the car and wept for 45 minutes in the parking lot
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Actress Ali Wentworth said she and her husband, Good Morning America anchor George Stephanopoulos, both ended up crying in the family car for 45 minutes after he told her that Ruth Bader Ginsburg had died.
The 55-year-old appeared on Live with Kelly and Ryan on Monday where she revealed the deeply personal moment on air.
Wentworth explained how the family were out to dinner on Friday night when they heard the 87-year-old Supreme Court Justice had died.
Actress Ali Wentworth described how she was told of the news of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s passing from her news anchor husband George Stephanopolus
Wentworth told how she had been given an RBG emotional support doll to cope with the loss
The news broke on Friday night when he GMA anchor husband George Stephanopoulos, 59, was immediately summoned to report on air using his cellphone while out dining with family
Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States Ruth Bader Ginsburg is pictured in January 2018. She died last Friday at the age of 87
Her husband, Stephanopoulos, 59, was immediately summoned to report on air via his cellphone.
‘George runs out, by the way, with the wallet. And me and our two [teenage] girls, Elliott and Harper, we are just sitting at this restaurant for 45 minutes, enraged that he’s just left us. So then I go outside, I see George pacing on the street. I come back in. We keep going ‘Daddy, Daddy.’ bugging him. He’s live on ABC, talking about Ruth Bader Ginsburg,’ Wentworth began admitting she didn’t know at the time whom he was speaking with.
‘I’m going ‘Hope she’s worth it, whatever woman he’s seeing,’ We finally get in the car. Me and the girls get into the car. We are waiting, waiting, waiting, waiting. He finally comes in. He bursts into tears. Ruth Bader Ginsburg has died. My two daughters. We sat there in the parking lot, crying for 45 minutes.’
After sharing the emotional comment, peppered with Wentworth’s humor she joked: ‘Anyway, I thought George was crying about the brisket, but it really was about Ruth Bader Ginsburg. So that was my Friday night.’
Wentworth described how she was told of the news during Monday’s edition of Live With Kelly and Ryan
Ripa was visibly upset at the passing of Ginsburg and Wentworth offered her doll for comfort
AliWentworth is pictured with her husband George Stephanopoulos and daughters Elliott, left, and Harper. The family were out for dinner when news of RBG’s passing broke
She then handed Kelly Ripa an RBG emotional support doll as a joke, but which Ripa, who was almost in tears, took willingly.
Wentworth had previously posted a tribute on her Instagram page using one of Ginsburg’s own quotes.
”Fight for the things that you care about, but do it in a way that will lead others to join you.’ – RBG. Rest in Power to a true warrior. Eternally grateful for all that you have done. Vote in her honor on November 3rd,’ she wrote.
Wentworth had previously posted a tribute on her Instagram page using a Ginsburg quotes
Ginsburg was the second woman to be nominated to the highest court in America.
As an advocate, litigator, professor and judge, she spent much of her career calling for gender equality.
She died of metastatic pancreatic cancer, the Supreme Court announced on Friday.
A household name in the US, she was an unlikely cult figure among many young people, earning the nickname The Notorious RBG, inspired by the rapper Notorious BIG.
Flowers and notes are left outside of the U.S. Supreme Court to mourn the death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg in Washington, D.C. on Monday