In Bill Nye, Science Guy’s VERY messy first marriage to Blair Tindall when he marries Liza Mundy

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Surprise: Bill Nye announced the news of this engagement to writer and musician Blair Tindal during an appearance on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson - pictured in 2005

Science Guy Bill Nye surprised fans with the news that he quietly married journalist and author Liza Mundy in May, and some were surprised to learn that this is the beloved TV personality’s second marriage.

Before the 66-year-old engineer tied the knot with his new bride, 61, during a private ceremony in Washington DC, the former Dancing With The Stars contestant had tied the knot with musician Blair Tindall.

The couple wed back in 2007, but the union was short-lived as Nye filed for the marriage to be annulled after just seven weeks.

In fact, the split took a messy turn after Nye accused Tindall of destroying his garden following their split.

Nye reportedly sought a restraining order against Tindall in 2007 after she alleged that she broke into his home and stole several personal items.

Discussing his failed union years later, Nye told Early Show national correspondent Hattie Kauffman, “In my case, I stress that because we were never married, we never got divorced.”

As the nation’s favorite Science Guy hopes for a lasting partnership with his new spouse, DailyMail.com looks back on the tumultuous marriage that has kept him from the altar for over 15 years.

How a quick engagement led to a very short-lived marriage

Surprise: Bill Nye announced the news of this engagement to writer and musician Blair Tindal during an appearance on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson - pictured in 2005

Surprise: Bill Nye announced the news of this engagement to writer and musician Blair Tindal during an appearance on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson – pictured in 2005

First try: Nye married the musician and motivational speaker in 2006

First try: Nye married the musician and motivational speaker in 2006

In 2006, Bill Nye surprised fans with the news that he was engaged to Blair Tindall, a musician who used to play oboe for the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra.

He shared the happy announcement during an appearance on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson.

After a brief engagement, Nye surprised Tindall with an impromptu wedding in February this year, and her wedding march was performed by cellist Yo Yo Ma and MIT Media Lab professor Michael Hawley on piano, according to CBS News.

The ceremony was officiated by pastor and author Rick Warren, but it seems the Saddleback Church founder’s involvement wasn’t enough to keep the relationship from going awry.

Nye sought the annulment of the marriage, which was granted after the union was found to be invalid.

According to CBS, Nye told Hattie Kauffman, “We were never married. We got a letter from the state of California with a big seal that we were never married. So we quickly agreed that wasn’t a good idea.”

How allegations of vandalism in the rose garden led to an injunction

Quick end: Nye finally filed for union annulment after just seven weeks of marriage

Quick end: Nye finally filed for union annulment after just seven weeks of marriage

Upset: Nye accused Tindall - pictured in 2014 - of breaking into his home and damaging his rose garden following their split

Upset: Nye accused Tindall – pictured in 2014 – of breaking into his home and damaging his rose garden following their split

In 2007, Nye filed for a restraining order, alleging that Tindall’s behavior after their marriage ended was a cause for concern.

According to The Big Bang Theory guest star, his ex broke into the house they both owned and stole several personal items.

He also claimed that the writer damaged his yard and allegedly tried to harm him by throwing the toxic liquid in his face, according to CBS.

The liquid in question was a herbicide commonly used in agriculture and horticulture, which could have caused Nye health problems if he had ingested it.

Tindall denied any wrongdoing, claiming she only damaged the rose garden with weed killer, but Nye was granted the restraining order anyway.

Why the bitter exes kept fighting in court

Stay back: Nye obtained a six-year restraining order that required Tindall to stay 100 yards away from him

Stay back: Nye obtained a six-year restraining order that required Tindall to stay 100 yards away from him

Costly move: In 2012, Nye filed to sue Tindall for $57,000 in unpaid legal fees

Costly move: In 2012, Nye filed to sue Tindall for $57,000 in unpaid legal fees

Tindall later requested that the restraining order be lifted, claiming “stress and fatigue” clouded her judgement.

“I got very angry and all I could think about was destroying the rose garden, so he couldn’t give another woman the roses I was taking care of,” she reportedly said. ‘I just wanted to hurt his flowers, not him.’

Despite the fact that Nye had obtained a six-year restraining order requiring Tindall to stay 100 yards away from him, he claimed in 2009 that she had violated the order.

According to TMZE, he went to court again in 2012 to enforce the restraining order, and the court ordered Blair to recover damages to his $57,000 legal bill at trial. Although the court ordered Blair to cover the damage, she did not make any payment.

During the tense legal battle, she wrote her book, Mozart in the Jungle: Sex, Drugs, and Classical Music, which received critical acclaim from classical music experts.

In 2014, while still in the midst of her legal battle with Bill Nye, the book was adapted for television and streamed on Amazon.

How Bill Nye opens a new chapter… 16 years later

Lucky the second time?  Nye married journalist and author Liza Mundy in May

Lucky the second time? Nye married journalist and author Liza Mundy in May

Happily ever after: The couple made several public appearances together ahead of their big day - pictured in March

Happily ever after: The couple made several public appearances together ahead of their big day – pictured in March

In May 2022, Nye married Liza Mundy in a ceremony in the main garden of the Smithsonian Institute’s Castle Building in DC.

Robert Picardo, who played The Doctor on Star Trek, was the celebrity officer and the couple exchanged vows of their own, according to People.

Her first dance was to Sam Cooke’s rendition of Wonderful World and his brother Darby was also in attendance along with their daughter Anna.

Their wedding photographer was longtime White House photographer Pete Souza.

Mundy was a Washington Post reporter who wrote books such as Code Girls: The Untold Story of the American Women Code Breakers of World War II.

Their relationship began after she mentioned Nye’s cryptanalyst Jacqueline Jenkins-Nye in her book Code Girls, he emailed Mundy. They immediately developed a relationship and started dating.

Nye wore his gold wedding ring at the premiere of “The End Is Nye” on June 17 in NYC.

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