Patton Oswalt
Patton Oswalt will tie the knot with Meredith Salenger soon, but before their union, the couple first had a hilarious exchange on Twitter. Pictured: Oswalt attends the premiere of Sony Pictures’ “Baby Driver” at Ace Hotel on June 14, 2017 in Los Angeles. Getty Images/Alberto E. Rodriguez

Patton Oswalt recently fired back at haters who criticized his “sudden” engagement to Meredith Salenger.

According to E! News, Oswalt’s wife, Michelle McNamara, passed away only 15 months ago, so some critics commented that it might be too soon for the funnyman to move on with the “Journey of Natty Gann” actress. On his Twitter account, Oswalt reposted a blog written by a widower named Erica Roman, who also lost her husband three days before McNamara died. Roman’s post was titled “A Widow’s Rage Defense Against Patton Oswalt’s Engagement.” Oswalt commented on the article, calling the writer a “bitter grub worm.”

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The actor’s would-be wife also shared her thoughts on the negative comments they have received since announcing their engagement last week. On her Twitter account, Salenger said that all of Oswalt’s family and friends are supportive of their decision to tie the knot soon. This is why she is surprised why some people who are not directly related to them have stronger opinions about their decision.

Salenger also said that everyone should be happy that Oswalt found someone to love and share the rest of his life with just over a year after his wife’s death. The actress also vowed to take care of Oswalt and McNamara’s daughter, Alice. “I am deeply in love with both Patton and Alice and very much looking forward to a beautiful happy life having adventures together,” she concluded her post.

Oswalt and McNamara got married in 2005. Earlier this year, the actor released a statement revealing his wife’s real cause of death. “We learned today the combination of drugs in Michelle’s system, along with a condition we were unaware of, proved lethal,” he said (via the Associated Press). Oswalt added that McNamara suffered from a condition that caused the blockage of her arteries.

In October of last year, he recounted the last time he was with his wife while talking to the New York Times. When Oswalt entered their room, he saw McNamara was still in bed, but she was no longer breathing. The paramedics pronounced her dead at the scene, but the actual cause of her demise was written as “pending.”