'D-List' star Kathy Griffin engaged to billionaire Steve Wozniak?
By Christopher Rocchio, 09/20/2007
Kathy Griffin may soon be sporting the bank account of an A-lister.
The Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List star is currently dating billionaire Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak, and when the couple arrived at Sunday night's 59th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards ceremony, Us Weeklyreported she appeared to be wearing an engagement ring.
Griffin filed for divorce from Matthew Moline -- her husband of more than four years -- in Fall 2005, citing "irreconcilable differences." Griffin and Wozniak told Us they met in Saratoga when he came to see her perform, but didn't specify if it was before or after her divorce from Moline was finalized last August.
"I was a fan of hers before we met," he told Us. "I love her personality and her quick thinking. I think we have so much in common."
However Griffin told the story of their Saratoga meeting somewhat differently during a Monday night interview on CNN's Larry King Live.
"He didn't know who I was, had never seen The D-List show. He didn't know I offended everybody. None of it," Griffin told King. "He saw me live and he said, 'And I heard you [on] the Larry King show.' And I said, 'Well, Steve, that's a television show.' And he says, "No. I listen to the pod casts. So he watches no TV. He listens to you."
Wozniak may have never seen Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List -- however The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences was apparently aware of it, as the show won a 2007 Creative Arts Emmy Award for Outstanding Reality Program, which is why Griffin was in attendance at Sunday night's ceremony. The Emmy win could boost her celebrity status, but dating Wozniak apparently won't do the same.
While E! News anchor Ryan Seacrest interviewed Griffin on the red carpet prior to Sunday night's ceremony, Entertainment Weeklyreported the American Idol host didn't even know who Wozniak was until producers told him in his earpiece.
"It was actually really great bringing him as my date because it was great seeing all the Hollywood phonies just not know who he was at all and knowing that he could just buy and sell them all," Griffin told King. "He did just a little thing called inventing the computer."
Regardless of the impact her new beau has on her image, Griffin is well aware what he could do for her checkbook.
"What do you make, Lar? You make -- what do you make, like probably like some -- a few million a year? [Wozniak] craps that out for lunch," Griffin told King. "I mean this guy has so much money it is -- but I love him for his personality."
Despite the rock on her finger, Griffin continued to play coy with King when asked about her relationship with Wozniak.
"I like him in a boy-girl way," she told King, who wondered if the relationship was going somewhere. "If he's lucky. If he plays his cards right."
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