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Fran Drescher Marries Email Inventor Shiva Ayyadurai

Fran Drescher Marries Email Inventor Shiva Ayyadurai

Fran Drescher and her boyfriend Shiva Ayyadurai have tied the knot after one year of dating, according to People!

The 56-year-old actress married the 50-year-old email creator at their beach home in front of an intimate group of close friends and family.

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Fran reportedly wore a Badgley Mischka wedding dress, while he wore Ralph Lauren.

Fran heard my talk and we fell in love, and we’ve been together since that talk,” Shiva recently shared to Huffington Post about his love. “Every day is a celebration with Fran. Every day is almost a romantic hangout with her. We’re always laughing, always enjoying ourselves.”

In case you didn’t know, Fran was previously married to Peter Marc Jacobson, but they divorced in 1999.

Congrats to the happy couple!

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  • Comical

    Aww the Nanny got married for real! She’s awesome!!

  • janet

    file this under “Very Odd Match”

  • Mark

    @janet: Racist much?

  • Sue

    It is an odd match Janet.

  • tick

    No one else could put up with that annoying woman 24/7.

  • HM

    That is wonderful news! Congratulations to the happy couple!

  • Twinkle

    Inventor of email?! I wonder what his royalty checks are like.

  • JohnRichardson

    He must be deaf.

  • amanda


    Yup, odd indeed

  • Syphus

    Shockingly, fact checking information is not so thorough on this site. The man did not invent e-mail. He had a service called “EMAIL” which is similar to inventing a plane called “AIRPLANE”, it does not make you a Wright Brother.

    Email as we know it had already been around on ARPANET for at least 6 or 7 years before this “invention” and he doesn’t hold a patent because you could not get patents on software back then.

  • Tully

    Talented actress makes a great couple, congratulations !

  • reneer


    You are such a twit. He DID invent the email system back when he was just 14 years old and he has a patent on it.
    YOU should check YOUR facts because apparently YOU’RE not very thorough. It was the worlds first integrated system. We’re already aware that email itself was created back in 1971 but not for multiple people and not like we all use now.
    Don’t come on here and yell at the site when you are stupid. email isn’t truly email unless you can integrate it so the entire world can talk back and forth. And you know what? You knew that. you just like to stir the pot.

  • bubba aaronson

    if he is completely deaf this marriage will work…if he’s not…oops…he will be in for a lifetime of horror having to listen to her voice on a daily basis..good luck

  • John Maxwell

    In describing Mr. Ayyadurai, you misspelled “Fraud, liar, patent troll, and con man.” I hope Ms. Drescher had him sign a good pre-nup, for her sake.

  • kyjeeper

    Just an FYI for those who do not know. He did not invent electronic mail – he patented a software program called Email. Electronic mail had been around a long time before he wrote his program. Very misleading to say he invented Email.


    Congrats Fran, You Are and have always been one of my favorites

  • eric

    He did not invent email.

  • Joe Cassara

    Shiva Ayyadurai did not invent e-mail. He created a specific electronic mail system in 1979 for the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, called it “EMAIL”, and then copyrighted it. But e-mail, as we know it, was fostered by several people as far back as the 60s. If it has a father, it’s Ray Tomlinson at BBN in 1972. Apologies, Fran Drescher and whoever wrote this article.

  • Digital.Gods

    It might have helped if the author mentioned that this man did not invent email, he invented an email product called “EMAIL”, and copyrighted the software. Regular old email was around at least 10 years before his EMAIL product was developed. The author of the story should not have put the word email in lower case. So much for journalism.

  • patentnerd

    @reneer: Reneer, I’m a patent examiner, specifically software patents are my expertise. He didn’t and couldn’t patent email if it existed prior to his application. His “invention” was called email but he never did and never could receive a patent on the invention of email because 1. it’s proven that he didn’t invent it – that was part of ARPANET, and 2. as others have pointed out, business method patents, or software as the public calls them, weren’t ruled as patentable subject matter until the early 2000s. This guy is a nobody and you’re not helping by spreading his lies.

  • lexnex

    Hate to see such a beautiful woman marry such a hollow, proper-speaking robot. He is too manufactured, too fake, too inferior….like Bollywood”. Once he shows his true colors, she will bolt.

  • bigtony

    her best movie was “The Hollywood Knights” – great stuff, great voice

  • sitsdeep

    The author of the article should have capitalized email to clarify it was a software package and not the system itself. Nevertheless, the man is definitely highly intelligent with many educational degrees from MIT.

  • JustSo


    He holds a copyright, not a patent and those are two very different things.

  • DCrocker

    @reneer: @reneer: It was probably invented in 1965; 1971 was when it became networked among multiple machines. And it would be an odd email system that was only for one person; would they only be able to send mail to themselves? Look at copies of email from the early 1970s; it’s nearly identical to what we use today because what we have today evolved directly from that. As for ‘integrated’, since the early 1970s, it has been many machines and many independent pieces of software. That’s a system.

  • Paul

    He looks like an ape.