Joe has been married once before, to a woman named Maggie. In Season 8, Joe prepares for a wedding to marry Janice, whom he had known for a few days. During his supposed wedding ceremony, the new vicar starts to talk bluntly to Janice and Joe about their impulse, and she tells them that they needed to get to know each other better before deciding to marry. Joe then hollers and passes a kidney stone in the belfry, and then insists that the ceremony be resumed. Janice leaves him at the altar.