“Harry Potter” actor Alan Rickman married his longtime partner Rima Horton in a secret ceremony after about 40 years together.
Representatives of the couple confirmed they were married three years ago in New York, reported Ace Showbiz.
The news was revealed in an interview with the German newspaper Bild, when Rickman, 69, was asked what was the secret of successful relationship without marriage.
“We are married, recently,” the actor said surprisingly. “It was great because there was nobody there. After the wedding in New York, we walked across the Brooklyn Bridge and ate lunch.”
According to the newspaper, instead of a large diamond wedding ring, Rickman gave her 68 years old, the new wife with a mere USD 200 band which he said “she never uses.”
Rickman and Horton have supposedly lived together since 1977. The duo first met when he was 19 and she was 18. Rickman have lived together in London since.
Horton is an active member of the Labour Party. He has served as a councilor in the London Borough of Kensington and Chelsea and worked as a professor of economics at Kingston-upon-Thames University.