An angel at the Emmys! Tracy Morgan brought his baby daughter, Maven, and his new wife, Megan Wollover, to the 67th Primetime Emmy Awards on Sunday, Sept. 20. Following his surprise appearance, Morgan opened up to Us Weekly and other reporters about his road to recovery following his traumatic car crash last fall.
The 30 Rock actor, 46, walked the red carpet with Wollover and their adorable tot outside of the Microsoft Theater in L.A. Little Maven, 2, was dressed stylishly in a black dress with a fringe, plumage skirt and matching cat accessories. The couple, who wed last month in an emotional ceremony in New Jersey, welcomed their baby girl in July 2013.
Morgan made a surprise appearance at the Emmys on Sunday, receiving a standing ovation from the star-studded crowd including old friends Tina Fey, Jane Krakowski, and Amy Poehler. “I miss you guys so much,” the comic, who played Tracy Jordan in Fey’s 30 Rock told the audience. “Thanks to my amazing doctors, and the support of my family and beautiful wife, I’m here. Standing on my own two feet.”
Following the emotional appearance, Morgan opened up to Us backstage about the warm reception from his peers. “It was very overwhelming. 15 months. I’d missed it,” he said. “So when I got on stage it was overwhelming for me. I had to not be so emotional in that moment – I just wanted to let them know I missed them. I missed them very much.”
Morgan opened up about the harrowing June 2014 accident that claimed the life of his friend, fellow comic James McNair. “I wanted to walk my wife down the aisle with no cane,” he told Us. “God allowed me the opportunity to be in front of my peers and they said, ‘Welcome back Tray.'”
In fact, Morgan said his family refused to let him give up. “My wife wouldn’t let me do that, my son wouldn’t let me do that, and I looked at my little daughter’s face, and they wouldn’t let me do that,” he shared. “I just hope my tragedy and Jimmy’s death isn’t in vain. This thing that happened to me can be prevented now from people just dying in the road, that’s what I hope. But I wouldn’t give up. My father was drafted into Vietnam at 17 and he wouldn’t give up, so I wanted to be like my father. Even when he got AIDS he never gave up, so we don’t do that as Morgans.”
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