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Patrick Stewart marries jazz singer Sunny Ozell

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Actor Patrick Stewart, left, and Sunny Ozell attend the White House Correspondents' Association Dinner at the Washington Hilton Hotel in April. The couple married over the weekend. (Carolyn Kaster/Associated Press)

Actor Patrick Stewart and his girlfriend, jazz singer Sunny Ozell, got married over the weekend in a private ceremony.

Stewart, 73, made the formal announcement on Twitter with the simple message, "Yes, married," accompanied by a picture of him and Ozell, 35, with their heads sticking out of a ball pit.

It's a play on his previous Twitter profile picture which had a Stewart's lone head sticking out of (presumably) the same ball pit.

Actor Ian McKellen, Stewart's longtime friend and X-Men co-star, officiated the marriage. He posted a picture of himself on his Facebook page, holding a t-shirt with the word "Minister" on it and his Doctor of Divinity certificate, with the caption, "I did my part."

McKellen revealed the two's engagement in March when he said that he would be officiating the ceremony on the U.K.'s Jonathan Ross Show.

Stewart and Ozell have been dating for about five years after they met in 2008 at the Brooklyn Academy of Music.

This is Stewart's third marriage. He has two children from his marriage to Sheila Falconer. His son Daniel appeared alongside him in the fan-favourite episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation, "The Inner Light."

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