‘The View:’ Joy Behar Describes Meeting Her Husband For the First Time at a ‘Semi-Nudist Colony’
Joy Behar of The View is known for her brash humor and tell-it-like-it-is demeanor. The longtime co-host often tells stories of her husband, Steve Janowitz, whom she began dating in 1982 and married in 2011.
Never one to shy away from juicy details, Behar recently revealed the very unique place she first laid eyes on Janowitz – where she saw plenty of him.
‘The View’ star’s secrets to a happy marriage
Though the two waited 29 years to finally tie the knot, Behar and Janowitz are clearly committed to each other. Behar has one daughter, Eve, from her previous marriage to Joe Behar, but no kids with Janowitz, a retired schoolteacher. The View co-host has previously commented on the long wait to walk down the aisle.
“I waited until all the parents were dead,” she joked, according to Heavy. “So I have no in-laws at all. He has none and I have none. ‘Cause marriage is mostly about in-laws, I find. They always want you to visit them and come for lasagna.”
Shortly after her wedding ceremony to Janowitz, Behar wrote an article in her trademark style to share some details on what makes their relationship work.
“We’re really romantic; we like to sit on the floor naked, eating cannoli, and watching Hoarders,” she wrote in the Huffington Post. “We like to have sex in different rooms. For example, Steve will be in the bedroom, and I’ll be in Loehmann’s.”
Behar didn’t hold back on revealing some other tidbits on how they keep things spicy. “We’ve discovered the key to a happy marriage. I’m out of the house 14 hours a day,” she quipped in the article. “There’s still plenty of excitement in our relationship. You should hear me scream when I land a tile on a triple word score.”
Joy Behar spills details to a politician
In March when former presidential candidate Andrew Yang was a guest on the show, The View panelists had a conversation on dating apps which prompted their own stories of how they met their spouses.
“I don’t know if you know this about me, but I met my husband at a semi-nudist colony,” Behar revealed, according to The Sun. “It’s true.”
Co-host Meghan McCain backed up her story. “Yeah, she did, and they hooked up immediately,” McCain added.
“He was naked,” Behar recalled, remarking with her infamous wit, “I was not, because for a man to see me naked I have to be in his will.”
The one-liner cracked up moderator Whoopi Goldberg. “That is my favorite joke of hers,” Goldberg said.
Steve Janowitz made an impression on the comedian
Behar continued her story, revealing that she could see him – completely – from a distance. “He was all the way on the other side of this place — and it was like an adult place,” she said.
“Did he just walk up to you naked?” McCain asked.
“He was far away naked. And then at night, there was a movie playing, and then I saw him fully dressed,” Behar recalled, adding with a smile, “But I remembered him from the daytime.” The View star’s facial expression at the memory implied that she apparently liked what she saw.
Though fans of Behar adore her bawdiness, some are still surprised at the account of how she met her future husband. “People wonder about that,” she said with a laugh. “I tell that story, and people say, ‘Joy, really? That twitching, crazy woman on The View?’ Yeah.”
Janowitz obviously made a lasting impression!