Patrick Stewart marries Sunny Ozell, Ian McKellen officiates

Patrick Stewart is a married man — again!

The "Star Trek: The Next Generation" and "X-Men" star, 73, has married longtime girlfriend Sunny Ozell, 35, a jazz singer-songwriter.

Stewart confirmed the news on Twitter, posting a carefree snapshot of himself and his new Mrs. concealed from the neck down in a children's ball pit.

"Yes, married," Stewart wrote.


Us Weekly reported that the wedding took place Sunday, though details were sparse; however, Stewart's rep confirmed the union to People too.

The photo of the smiling couple did not accentuate their 38-year age gap at all...

This makes the third marriage for the renowned British actor. Stewart and Ozell dated for five years after meeting at the Brooklyn Academy of Music in 2008, Us Weekly reported. Stewart has two children from his previous marriage to Sheila Falconer from 1966 to 1990. He later married to Wendy Neuss in 2000, but they split in 2003.

Despite the few nuptial details, Stewart's pal and multiple costar Ian McKellen officiated the couple's ceremony. (The two recently starred in the Broadway-bound play "No Man's Land" in Berkeley.)

"I did my part," McKellen wrote, sharing a photo of himself on Facebook holding up a T-shirt emblazoned with "minister" and his own "Doctor of Divinity" certificate.

Back in March, McKellen announced on the UK's "The Jonathan Ross Show" that he would be marrying them thanks to a "one-day marriage designation" from the state of Massachusetts.

"I'm going to marry Patrick," "The Hobbit" actor said after the host listed his and Stewart's various collaborations. "No, no. How else do you put that? I'm going to officiate at his wedding."

McKellen and Stewart will return to the big screen together in Brian Singer's "X-Men: Days of Future Past," which also stars Hugh Jackman, Halle Berry, Jennifer Lawrence, Michael Fassbender, James McAvoy and Anna Paquin. The time-traveling action flick is due in theaters in May 2014.


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