John Stewart of The Daily Show proposed to his wife with a custom crossword puzzle designed with the help of Will Shortz, the crossword puzzle editor of the New York Times. In 2000 Stewart met Tracy McShane on a blind date set up by a coworker.
Four years later, Stewart was scribbling away at crossword puzzles to seal the deal. Before they were even married, Stewart and his girlfriend filed for a joint name change to both legally become Stewart. Previously, Stewart’s legal name had been Jonathan Stuart Leibowitz.
The Stuarts have two children, and own a cat and two pit bull terriers. One of the pit bull terriers is named after Art Shamsky, the former New York Mets baseball player.