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Ali Wentworth fever dreamed her husband George Stephanopoulos was Don Draper

Ali Wentworth is mad about her husband, George Stephanopoulos.

In her just-released book “Ali’s Well That Ends Well,” the comedienne writes of venturing down to the basement of their Hamptons abode during the COVID-19 pandemic in a desperate attempt to find a quiet corner and found some boxes to spring clean.

But first Wentworth went upstairs for a snack and whacked her head on a cabinet door that her husband always left open.

“I have told him over and over for twenty years at least three times a day not to leave the damn doors open!!!!” she writes in the book. “And yet, during the global plague of our lifetime, when no doctor is available to treat my cracked skull, he grabs his granola and LEAVES THE DOOR WIDE OPEN!”

Annoyed, the former “In Living Color” star went downstairs and discovered a box full of her husband’s things: Baby photos, school photos and cards that looked like love letters.

“My heart was beating,” she writes, “What if I found a nude photo in that box….Anyway, no nudies. I started to dig through the cards. They were mine! I had written them! One card I had hand-delivered on the eve of our wedding … He had saved every piece of correspondence.”

Ali Wentworth sick with COVID-19.
Wentworth wrote she had “never been sicker” when she contracted COVID in April 2020.

Wentworth writes that she thought about the cabinet door and what a “petty and irrelevant” thing it was to squabble over.

“I thought about how on our second date when we kissed outside on a spring night in the West Village he tasted like vodka and lime…And how I still catch him gazing at me sometimes with such amour it makes my cheeks flush,” she writes. “I love him. Truly and forever.”

The “Go Ask Ali” podcaster says she went upstairs to the kitchen where she found her husband making coffee with “two cabinet doors open.” She walked over and hugged him from behind.

Cover of Ali Wentworth book, "Ali's Well That Ends Well."
Wentworth’s book is a retelling of her time spent isolating with her family and battling COVID.

“He turned and we kissed, I mean KISSED, like we did that second date on Irving Place,” she shares. “And for the first time since the world was ravaged by an unknown virus, I felt safe.”

Wentworth also writes about finding another box of her husband’s that contained “correspondences” that “triggered a tinge of jealousy, which resulted in a very sultry evening. I have always found jealousy and possessiveness to be a better aphrodisiac than oysters and champagne.”

Ali Wentworth and George Stephanopoulos walk down the aisle to be married November 20, 2001 in Holy Trinity Cathedral Greek Orthodox Church in New York City.
Wentworth married Stephanopoulos in November 2001.
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In her previous book, “Go Ask Ali,” Wentworth revealed that she has “lost friends” when asked how often she and the “GMA” co-host get hot and heavy.

She wrote that before answering, she “takes a deep breath” and “spit[s] it out. And then the women gasp and scream like I’ve confessed that I shot my dog. One of them always slams her fist down on the table; a woman’s wine glass once smashed in her hand. I’m sorry! We’re hot for each other. Jesus!”

The two met on a blind date in April 2001, were engaged two months later and were married on November 20, 2001. They share two daughters, Elliott, 19 and Harper, 15.

Alexandra Wentworth, Jerry Seinfeld on "Seinfeld."
Wentworth appeared as Jerry’s girlfriend on the famous “Soup Nazi” episode of “Seinfeld.”
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The book also details Wentworth’s scary bout with COVID in April 2020 when she watched “Mad Men” and began having fever dreams that she was married to adman Don Draper.

Her fever hadn’t subsidized when Stephanopoulos left a tray of food on the floor along with a glass and ginger ale and ice.

"In Living Color" cast.
Wentworth was part of the “In Living Color” cast.
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Thinking that she was in fact married to lothario Don Draper, Wentworth grabbed the glass and threw it.

“Tiny shards rained down everywhere. ‘I WANT A DIVORCE!’ I screamed.”

Stephanopoulos quietly picked up the detritus, gave her some Tylenol and whispered, “I’m going to get you some dulce de leche ice cream.”

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