Glenn and Tania just celebrated their anniversary recently and there was some on air controversy surrounding the ‘ring incident’ and the jokes that came in the aftermath. While it seemed like good fun at the time, he has a different perspective on it a few days later. Glenn talked about the new direction he’s heading in as a husband and father on radio today.
“I would like to have a personal moment here, Pat, and Stu. Because I ‑‑ well, you (Pat and Stu) too. You too in your behavior. Now it’s rubbing off on me and I’m making easy jokes. I think I said this to you guys on Monday or Tuesday and we’ve kind of been talking about it all week kind of off the air, and you guys know that, I mean, I have the greatest wife in the world. We all do. And I love my wife. And when the ring was flushed down could have easily ‑‑ I mean, I did. I mean, it was like ‑‑ it’s easy jokes. Easy jokes,” Glenn said.
“But for the first time in my career, I think, since being married to Tania or even dating Tania, I have ‑‑ I’ve made easy jokes like, ‘Yeah, I know. Well, she’s ‑‑ she’s calling me fat,’ all this stuff. Well, that one actually she did, but -.”
“I played down the incident and honestly it doesn’t seem to bother her, which might be something else that we need to look into, but doesn’t seem to bother her that these jokes are going on. I don’t want to. Today I made an easy joke 15 minutes into the show, 15 minutes into it and I’m like that is ‑‑ that is just the easiest joke ever, and it’s at the expense of my wife. Why would I do that? I do not want to do that.”
“ I’ve always hated guys, always hated when guys are like, “Yeah, the old ball and chain,”.
Glenn said that when Tania goes out with girlfriends and when she comes home “We’ll talk and she has always said, ‘I’m amazed how I get around so many women and they just throw their husbands under the bus. And they just, you know, they just do it.’ And I said, guys are the same way. I don’t want to be that way.”
“I’ve been divorced before and I’ve been in a relationship that had marital problems, and I’m glad I’m not in that,” he continued. “And I don’t want to ever speak anything into existence. I believe in the power of the word. You speak things, say things, you speak them into existence. I’m not going to do that. I don’t want to do that as a joke.”
After Stu gave Glenn a hard time over the new rules, Pat clarified, “I think the heart of this is you don’t want to joke that the relationship is on the rocks.”
“Right. There are some things that shouldn’t be joked about,” Glenn said. “And my marriage to my wife is sacred.”
Glenn explained, “Maybe it’s I’m sensitive because I’ve turned a new leaf this year and I’ve ‑‑ I sense something different in me for the very first time in my life and I mean, Pat knows me better than anybody and, you know, I beat myself up on being a bad dad, and I’m not a bad dad. I’m just not the dad I want to be. And it’s hard. And I’m ‑‑ and I’m not a bad husband. I’m just not the husband I want to be. And I have felt so strongly in the last three months and especially in the last month or last two and a half months. Since the election really, I really evaluated my life, and what are you doing spending your time? What is it ‑‑ and I’m really, for the first time in my life, really not only wanting to change but sensing a change for the good. And I don’t want, I don’t want to joke about things because I’m sorry. I do believe in speaking things into existence. And I just don’t want to joke about things on that, which I’m trying to do. I’m trying to change as much as I possibly can. I’m trying to be a better husband. I’m trying to be a better father. I don’t want to joke about it. And I have no problem joking about how much, you know, you wouldn’t want to be Tania, married to me. I have no problem with that. I have no problem with all that stuff. It’s just, I guess I’m sensitive on the sanctity of my relationship with my children and the relationship with my wife because I want it so badly. I want it to be good,” Glenn said.