AceShowbiz - Alan Rickman married her longtime partner Rima Horton in a secret ceremony after approximately 40 years together. Representatives for the couple confirmed that they tied the knot three years ago in New York.
The news was revealed in an interview with Germany's Bild newspaper when Alan was asked what was the secret to successful relationship without getting married. "We are married, just recently," the "Harry Potter" star surprisingly answered. "It was great because no one was there. After the wedding in New York, we walked across the Brooklyn Bridge and ate lunch."
According to the newspaper, in lieu of a big diamond wedding ring, Alan gifted his 68-year-old new wife with a simple $200 band that according to him, "she never wears."
Alan and Rima have allegedly lived together since 1977. The duo first met when Alan was 19 and she was 18. They have lived together in London ever since.
Rima is an active member of the Labour Party. She has served as a councilor in the London Borough of Kensington and Chelsea and worked as an economics lecturer at Kingston-upon-Thames University.
"I think every relationship should be allowed to have its own rules. She's tolerant. She's incredibly tolerant. Unbelievably tolerant. Possibly a candidate for sainthood," Alan previously told HELLO! Magazine about Rima.
Alan is currently promoting his new movie "A Little Chaos", in which he became both the director and the star. In the movie, he reunites with Kate Winslet, 20 years after they worked together on the popular costume drama "Sense and Sensibility".