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Sir Patrick Stewart Marries Sunny Ozell

09 Sep 2013
By Ahlanlive.com

Patrick Stewart tweets "Yes, married" with a ballpond pic as he makes it official with jazz singer fiancee Sunny Ozell!

Sir Patrick Stewart has tied the knot with Sunny Ozell.

The 73-year-old British actor posted a picture of himself with the 35-year-old jazz singer in a multi-coloured ball pond on Sunday (8 September) with the caption: "Yes, married".

A spokesperson for The Wolverine star confirmed to the Huffington Post that the couple, who got engaged in March, were married over the weekend.

Patrick began dating Sunny, who is based in Brooklyn, New York, in 2009 after meeting her while performing in Macbeth in the city.

Patrick's close pal and X-Men co-star Sir Ian McKellen previously revealed he was going to officiate the wedding in Massachusetts.

He told The Jonathan Ross Show in March: "I am going to marry Patrick. Well, no, how else do you put that? I am going to officiate at his wedding."

Asked if he was legally qualified to preside over the couple's nuptials, Ian said: "I don't know. But in Massachusetts, or in the middle of America somewhere, you get a friend along, and I read out the words, and Sunny and Patrick will then be married."

He added: "I've done it once before, with two guys having a civil partnership. I was crying my eyes out."

Patrick was previously married to Sheila Falconer for 24 years until 1990, with whom he has two children, Daniel and Sophia.

He was also married to Star Trek: The Next Generation producer Wendy Neuss for three years until 2003.