Ali Wentworth says she cried for 45 minutes in the car with her daughters and husband George Stephanopolus after Supreme Court Judge Ruth Bader Ginsburg died
- Actress Ali Wentworth, 55, described how she was told of the news of the death of Supreme Court Judge Ruth Bader Ginsburg
- Wentworth was dining at a restaurant Friday night when the news broke
- Her husband, Good Morning America anchor George Stephanopolus, 59, was called to report live from his cell phone
- By the time he was done, he shared the news with his own family, including his two daughters who were in the car and crying in the parking lot for 45 minutes
Actress Ali Wentworth said she and her husband, Good Morning America anchor George Stephanopoulos, both cried for 45 minutes in the family car after telling her the news that Supreme Court Judge Ruth Bader Ginsburg died on Friday, at the age of 87.
The 55-year-old appeared on Live with Kelly and Ryan on Monday, where she revealed the very personal moment on the airwaves.
Wentworth explained how the family had been out for dinner when they heard the sad news.
Actress Ali Wentworth described how she was told of the news of the death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg from her husband George Stephanopolus as a newscaster.
Wentworth shared how she got an emotional support RBG doll to deal with the loss
The news broke Friday night when GMA anchor husband George Stephanopoulos, 59, was immediately called to report on the air with his cell phone while out for dinner with family
Her husband, Stephanopoulos, 59, was immediately called to report on his cellphone.
By the way, George runs out with the wallet. And me and our two [teenage] Girls, Elliott and Harper, we only sit in this restaurant for 45 minutes, furious that he just left us. So then I go out, I see George pacing the street. I’ll come back in. We keep going “Daddy, Daddy.” bother him. He’s live on ABC talking about Ruth Bader Ginsburg, ‘Wentworth began to admit she didn’t know who he was talking to at the time.
“I’m going” I hope she’s worth it, whatever woman he sees, “We’re finally getting in the car. Me and the girls get in the car. We wait, wait, wait, wait. He finally comes in. He bursts into tears. Ruth Bader Ginsburg has passed away. My two daughters. We sat there crying in the parking lot for 45 minutes. ‘
After sharing the emotional comment, laced with Wentworth’s usual humor, she joked, “Anyway, I thought George was crying, but it was really Ruth Bader Ginsburg. So that was my Friday night. ‘
Wentworth described how she was told of the news during the Monday edition of Live With Kelly and Ryan
Ripa was visibly upset at Ginsburg’s death, and Wentworth offered her doll as consolation
Alexandra Wentworth is pictured with husband George Stephanopoulos and daughters Elliott, left, and Harper. The family was out for dinner when news of RBG’s death came out
She then handed Kelly Ripa an emotional support RBG doll as a joke, but which Ripa, who was almost in tears, willingly took it.
Wentworth had previously posted a tribute to her Instagram page with one of Ginsburg’s own quotes.
“Fight for the things you care about, but do it in a way that will encourage others to join you.” – RBG. Rest in power for a true warrior. Eternally grateful for everything you have done. Vote in her honor on November 3, ”she wrote.
Wentworth had previously posted a tribute to her Instagram page using a quote from Ginsburg
Ginsburg was the second woman to be nominated to the highest court in America.
As a lawyer, attorney, professor and judge, she has advocated gender equality for much of her career.
She died of metastatic pancreatic cancer, the Supreme Court announced on Friday.
A household name in the US and an unlikely cult figure among many young people, she was nicknamed The Notorious RBG, inspired by the rapper Notorious BIG.
Flowers and banknotes left outside the U.S. Supreme Court to mourn the death of Supreme Court Judge Ruth Bader Ginsburg in Washington, DC on Monday