Jim Gaffigan Pens Loving Wedding Anniversary Message to Wife Recovering From Brain Surgery

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Jim Gaffigan has so much love for his wife, Jeannie.

The comedian took to Facebook on Wednesday to share a sweet message dedicated to his wife on their 14th wedding anniversary, just three months after she underwent brain surgery to remove a tumor.


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"14 yrs ago today I married the love of my life, @jeanniegaffigan," he wrote, accompanied with a photo snapped on their wedding day. "Together we've created 5 children, 5 hour specials, 2 books, 2 seasons of a TV show and one massive brain tumor."

But the love didn't stop there. Jim also hopped on Instagram, sharing a photo of the menu he and Jeannie were served at Del Posto, a luxurious Italian restaurant in New York City, thanks to celebrity chef Mario Batali.

"When @jeanniegaffigan was diagnosed with a brain tumor so many friends, family and strangers stepped up to offer meals, help, encouragement and prayers. It really blew me away. Thank you so much for everything," he captioned it. "One friend was @mariobatali who with his wife Suzi sent over numerous elaborate gourmet meals to feed me, the kids and our helpers."


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"Last week I emailed Mario asking him to help me find a place for our 14th wedding anniversary," he continued. "I was trying to find a nice place for us to celebrate but given Jeannie cannot comfortably eat solids I was hoping to find a place that did amazing soups (yes, in July) … Mario responded insisting that we come to @delposto and that he would make sure we were well taken care of. When we arrived we saw that Mario had created a custom tasting menu of various gourmet soups with accompanied wines or cocktails. Of course the whole experience was insanely amazing but the generosity of kindness and compassion by Mario was most moving. Thanks Mario."

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I realize we live in strange, maybe even mean times. Like you, I read the news daily shaking my head with horror how humans treat other humans. But there are some amazing people out there. When @jeanniegaffigan was diagnosed with a brain tumor so many friends, family and strangers stepped up to offer meals, help, encouragement and prayers. It really blew me away. Thank you so much for everything. One friend was @mariobatali who with his wife Suzi sent over numerous elaborate gourmet meals to feed me, the kids and our helpers. Last week I emailed Mario asking him to hep me find a place for our 14th wedding anniversary. I was trying to find a nice place for us to celebrate but given Jeannie can not comfortably eat solids I was hoping to find a place that did amazing soups (yes,in July.) I knew Mario was on vacation but I hoped he could point me in the right direction. Mario responded insisting that we come to @delposto and that he would make sure we were well taken care of. When we arrived we saw that Mario had created a custom tasting menu of various gourmet soups with accompanied wines or cocktails. Of course the whole experience was insanely amazing but the generosity of kindness and compassion by Mario was most moving. Thanks Mario

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And judging by Jeannie's Instagram pic, it appears the desserts were delightful.

"Thank you @mariobatali @delposto for making it possible for me to go out to dinner with @jimgaffigan for our anniversary!" she wrote.

Jim announced in May that doctors had found a large tumor near Jeannie's brain.

"Two weeks ago an MRI revealed @jeanniegaffigan had a large tumor around her brain stem that was life threatening," he wrote at the time. "After nine hours of urgent surgery the tumor was completely removed. She is now recovering at home. We thank you for your continued prayers."

The couple, who tied the knot in 2003, share five children together, Patrick, Marre, Michael, Jack and Katie Louise.


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