Silent Bob has spoken up and said “I do” — for the second time.
Filmmaker Kevin Smith, who often casts himself as the verbally challenged stoner in his raunchy comedies, renewed his wedding vows Monday in a surprise ceremony arranged by his wife as a birthday present.
Smith turned 34 while visiting Las Vegas to shoot one of his regular “Roadside Attraction” comedy segments for “The Tonight Show,” and found himself at the city’s Little White Chapel for some unexpected nuptials.
The first time Smith married his wife, Jennifer Schwalbach Smith, was in April 1999.
The writer-director broke the news about his remarriage to fans Wednesday on his Web site ViewAskew.com.
“What do you give the man who has everything? For his birthday? You give him a wedding. That’s right — I’m getting married. Again. To the same chick. In Vegas,” Smith wrote. “I’ve been out in Sin City since (last) Wednesday, spending my days writing and my nights gambling with Schwalbach...The whole thing was a total surprise set up by my one, true love.”
Schwalbach, a former USA Today reporter, was featured in 2001’s “Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back” as part of a team of sexy, leather-clad cat burglars.
Smith, a famous comic-book fan, also photographed her for Playboy magazine while she posed nude with a “Superman” look-alike.
About 20 of their family and friends flew in for the festivities.
Among the guests were his 5-year-old daughter Harley, his producing partner, Scott Mosier, and his longtime pal Jason Mewes, who plays Silent Bob’s chatty, foulmouthed “hetero life-mate” Jay.