Who was Jane Lynch's wife? A look at who the 'Weakest Link' host is dating now

Curious to know who Jane Lynch was married to or is currently dating? Read on to know more


                            Who was Jane Lynch's wife? A look at who the 'Weakest Link' host is dating now
Jane Lynch (Getty Images)

If you look at Jane Lynch and her partner Jennifer Cheyne, they definitely paint the picture of a perfectly happy and content couple. However, it might surprise you to learn that things weren't always this easy between the former 'Glee' star and her partner. It took a divorce and a decade apart from each other for them to realize how much they love and care for each other. 

Cheyne, who is a screenwriter first began dating Lynch in the early 2000s. But the couple broke up for unknown reasons. It didn't take Lynch too long to find love once again. While at a fundraiser in San Franciso in 2009, she met a clinical psychologist – Lara Embry. After just dating for a year, Embry and Lynch tied the knot in 2010. The couple's marriage unfortunately didn't last too long and ended in them filing for divorce in 2013 on the grounds of irreconcilable differences. 

The couple finalized their divorce in 2014. The divorce proved to be a very expensive affair for Lynch, but she still had nothing but only good things to say about her former spouse. The 'Glee' star reportedly agreed to pay her former wife about $1.2 million over the span of two years. Embry was also granted to receive the residuals received from Lynch's previous acting jobs. Alongside splitting their several joint accounts and retirement accounts, Embry also got custody of their dog. In an interview, Lynch spoke of the divorce saying, "It's two people who decided it's better to go apart than stay together." She also didn't seem to harbor any ill-will about the hefty financial settlement. "It's just money. California "is a half and half state, as well as it should be, so that's fine," she said.

But Lynch didn't have to stay single for very long, as she soon reconnected with her ex- Cheyne nearly a decade later. But this time around, things were very different between them. In a recent interview with People magazine, Lynch expressed how she's 'grateful' for having Cheyne as her partner. "My partner makes me thankful all day long. We have all these miles racked up, and we have some things we want to buy. I said, 'Figure out how we can use miles to buy this stuff.' And she figured it out. So now I'm like, 'I'm so grateful for you', because I couldn't figure that out," said the 60-year-old star. 

She also expressed how their relationship was better than ever. "[We] fell back together so easily and lovingly," said Lynch. "We’re very different people now — we don’t have the same insecurities we used to have. We live very peacefully. We have our own routines and separate spaces to retreat to within our home, but then we'll have coffee together in the morning and meet for a meal." 

Lynch will soon be appearing on 'Weakest Link' reboot on NBC. When she isn't with Cheyne, Lynch has been spending all her time filming for the popular game show. Thanks to the pandemic, the filming had to take place over Zoom. Lynch revealed, "Anytime I work, I feel empowered. Yesterday I did a run-through of the Weakest Link, and we're doing everything analog now because we have no computers while we do it over Zoom. So we have to add things up ourselves, we do things in longhand. And by the end of that, by the end of that run through, I feel like I just conquered the world."

'Weakest Link' premieres on Tuesday, September 29, at 8/7c only on NBC.

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