Ginnifer Goodwin's Wandering Ketubah

Actress tells Jimmy Kimmel how she got her wedding contract back just in time.

Ginnifer Goodwin, left, and Lana Parrilla, in a scene from ABC's "Once Upon a Time." AP

Actress Ginnifer Goodwin, a co-star of the former HBO hit drama "Big Love," got a lucky break with her missing ketubah earlier this month in a real-life twist that sounded more like the start of a Jewish joke.

Goodwin, who appeared on "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" on Wednesday, told her host that her wedding planner called her crying on the morning of the wedding, "and she said, 'My car has been robbed.'"

Goodwin recalled, "'What could be in the car that actually would matter?' And she's saying, 'I've been on the phone with people in Israel,' Goodwin recalled.
"I'm like, 'Okay, the rabbi was not kidnapped.' And she says, 'I've sent people to art supply stores,'" Goodwin told Kimmel. "I'm like, 'Well, if my dress was stolen, I can just bring a sheet or something. We'll be fine.' And she says your ketubah is missing – the ketubah is a Jewish wedding contract, and you have them made by artists and they're all in Hebrew and it's your religious contract – and she says it's stolen."

The news did not stress out Goodwin, who is eight months pregnant, the least bit. "Who cares about our wedding contract? That's a big Twitter pic or something," she said, adding she reassured her planner that the rabbi at the hotel could fill one out on stationery if necessary.

Incredibly, the ketubah still made it to the synagogue on time.

"By the time we get off the phone, I have messages from my representatives who say – this sounds like a joke – two Jews were walking down the street in Hollywood, found a piece of paper in the middle of the street, read Hebrew, knew that like the 13th of Nissan was like the 12th of April, and that it therefore might be important that we get this piece of paper back with my name on it," she recalled. "Like Googled who represents Ginnifer Goodwin, found my reps at home on a Saturday, and got us back our wedding ketubah."

Goodwin added she sent the men flowers in appreciation for them being a "mensch."