Actor and Comedian Tom Arnold has hit the organization jack-pot.
Often, it seems, we're attracted to the complete opposite. One is "messy" and one is "overly" neat. And while that situation makes life colorful, it can also make life challenging. But in some cases, the two can be completely complementary, like in the case of Arnold and his new wife, Ashley Groussman. Groussman is a professional home organizer based here in Los Angeles.
This month, the happy organized couple is celebrating their one-year wedding anniversary. They met through mutual friends and were married in Maui in a “vintage Oriental style wedding,” Thanksgiving weekend, 2009 alongside Helen Hunt, Mike Myers, Dax Shepard and 100 guests. They courted for over a year and according to Arnold:
“I knew that if I could get Ashley to fall in love with me, I’d never have to worry about anything else as long as I lived.”
Arnold, never one to hold back his thoughts, has already landed Groussman client work even before they got married. According to a August, 2009 article in the New York Times:
"In an interview, [Arnold] said he had recently landed work for his fiancée, Ashley Groussman, a home organizer, at Courtney Love’s house. “She said it was a complete mess,” he said. “And she cleaned it up and went back the next day and it was a mess again. I told her I wanted her to work for Courtney so I wouldn’t be the craziest person she knows.”"
We all agree we love happy endings. We especially enjoy hearing couples embracing each others traits. In any case, we're sure Mr. Arnold is enjoying the additional time he's saving being more organized. Perhaps he will spend all that additional time on his newly announced first-ever comedy special to air on Showtime New Year's Eve?
You may not be married to a professional organizer, but what are your thoughts on partnering with someone who is a complete opposite? What tricks can you share with our readers on how you handle the daily struggles?
New York Times - Inteview with Tom Arnold
TV Guide - Tom Arnold married for fourth time
David Letterman Video - Bed, Bath and Tom Arnold
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