'American Chopper' star Paul Teutul Sr. gets married
By Christopher Rocchio, 07/31/2007
There probably aren't many things that would pull Paul Teutul Sr. out of Orange County Choppers' garage and away from his passion for customizing motorcycles, but he encountered one this weekend: getting married.
The 58-year-old star of TLC's American Chopper reality series wed 49-year-old Beth Dillon on Sunday afternoon at the couple's Montgomery, NY estate, the Times Herald-Recordreported. TLC camera crews were in attendance to film the ceremony, footage from which will air this fall duringAmerican Chopper's fifth season, according to the Herald-Record.
The 130 wedding guests in attendance included Teutul's two sons and fellow American Chopper stars Paul Jr. -- who traveled to New York from the Bahamas for the ceremony -- and Michael, who also had to come home from a trip through Amsterdam and the Poconos, according to the Herald-Record.
Teutul reportedly met his new bride during a December 2005 flight on which Dillon was the flight attendant.
"I was slightly attracted to her, so I moved in," Teutul told the Herald-Record, adding he learned she wasn't married and also had two grown sons just like him. "So then I realized I wasn't robbing the cradle," he continued. "Anyhow, I got her number and I called her the next day, or maybe it was the same day."
Regardless, the two hit it off fairly well when Teutul learned Dillon used to race dragsters, the Herald-Record reported. He also apparently found it appealing that his role as a reality-television star wasn't overwhelming for her.
"I have people all over me all the time, men and women," Teutul told the Herald-Record. "She can handle it."
Teutul reportedly only popped the question to Dillon three weeks ago, but the wedding ceremony still had everything an American Chopper fan would expect, including the groom wearing a sleeveless tuxedo. The couple plans to honeymoon at home.
"And live happily ever after," Teutul told the Herald-Record.