Patrick Stewart weds Sunny Ozell, Ian McKellen officiates ceremony

SAN DIEGO, CA - JULY 20: Actors Patrick Stewart (L) and Ian McKellen speak at the 20th Century Fox panel during Comic-Con International 2013 at San Diego Convention Center on July 20, 2013 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
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Patrick Stewart boldly tied the knot over the weekend.

The "Star Trek: The Next Generation" star, 70, married his longtime girlfriend, 35-year-old Brooklyn jazz singer Sunny Ozell. The couple have been dating since 2009.

This marks Stewart's third marriage. He previously wed choreographer Sheila Falconer in 1966 before divorcing in 1990. The couple had two children together, Daniel and Sophie. Stewart was also married to "Next Generation" producer Wendy Neuss from 2000 to 2003. That marriage also ended in divorce.

On Sunday, Stewart posted a photo on Twitter, confirming the news of his recent nuptials. In the photo, Stewart and Ozell can be seen submerged in a ball pit together:

Stewart's good friend and "X-Men" co-star Ian McKellen officiated the ceremony, reportedly held in Massachusetts.

On Sunday, McKellen posted a photo of himself on his Facebook page wearing a "minister" T-shirt while holding his Doctor of Divinity certificate. McKellen added a caption with the photo, "I did my part."

In addition to the upcoming "X-Men" sequel, Stewart and McKellenare also slated to star on Broadway together this fall. The veteran actors will appear in a limited season repertoire of Harold Pinter's "No Man's Land" and Samuel Beckett's "Waiting for Godot" on Broadway.

Preview performances begin Oct. 26.

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