Actor Alan Rickman marries partner of 50 years
ACTOR Alan Rickman has secretly married his partner Rima Horton 50 years after they first met.
The 69-year-old, who played Eamon De Valera in the film Michael Collins, first met his longtime partner when he was 19 and she was a year younger.
The couple have lived together since 1977.
Speaking to German newspaper Bild, the Die Hard star said: "We are married. Just recently. It was great, because no-one was there.
"After the wedding in New York we walked across the Brooklyn Bridge and ate lunch."
Rickman also revealed he bought his wife a wedding ring for $200, even though "she never wears it".
Ms Horton, an economist, was a Labour party councillor for the Kensington and Chelsea London Borough Council from 1986 to 2006.
Speaking previously about her, Rickman told Hello! magazine: "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."
Rickman's latest film A Little Chaos, which he directed and stars in, is on general release.