TODAY's Takeaway: Willard Scott gets hitched; Matt and Al join 'Sharknado' cast

Willard gets married, Matt joins the "Sharknado" cast and moms talk about drinking. TODAY
Willard gets married, Matt joins the "Sharknado" cast and moms talk about drinking.

1. Congratulations, Willard! The TODAY legend revealed big news: He just got married to his longtime love.

Paris Keena, the lucky bride, told TODAY, "Our whole life has been a honeymoon."

2. Maria Shriver spoke with experts who are worried that mothers are abusing alcohol and putting themselves and their kids at risk.

“I’m seeing it widespread across the country — an increase of moms, particularly with young kids, coming in for treatment,” Deni Carise told Shriver.

3. Renee Trautwein, whose daughter was killed in a 2009 crash involving a Chevy model that is now under recall by General Motors, found little comfort in a Monday meeting with GM's CEO Mary Barra.

“I felt it was a waste of my time,” Trautwein told Savannah. “I felt I was more there for a group parent session of our grief than anything to do with GM trying to make up to us for it.”

4. The TODAY anchors wore blue this morning in honor of World Autism Awareness Day, and welcomed Dr. Cecelia McCarton on the show to talk about the disorder.

5. Al and Matt will make a cameo in the "Sharknado" sequel. We’re not kidding.

And that’s TODAY’s Takeaway!

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