Star Trek: The Next Generation’s captain is getting ready to go where he has been twice before – into matrimony. Over the weekend Sir Ian McKellen announced that his friend Sir Patrick Stewart is going to be married and he was going to officiate. More details below.
Sir Ian to marry Sir Patrick
Over the weekend Sir Ian McKellen was the Jonathan Ross Show – a UK talk show – and half way through his segment the discussion turned to his friend (and X-Men co-star) Sir Patrick Stewart when McKellen made the surprise announcement "I am going to marry Patrick." He then clarified that he was going to officiate at the wedding of Sir Pat and his girlfriend Sunny Ozell.
McKellen explained "in Massachusetts…you can get anybody along – a friend – and I read out the words and Sunny and Patrick will then be married." And indeed that is true. The Commonwealth of Massachusetts offers a service where a couple can choose to have an "Officiant for a Day" conduct their service.
Watch McKellen talk about how is going to "marry Patrick" on the Jonathan Ross Show below (start at the 7:55 point).
This will be Sir Patrick’s third marriage. Stewart’s first marriage (to Sheila Falconer) lasted 24 years, ending in divorce in 1990. In 2000 Stewart divorced his second wife (Star Trek: The Next Generation producer Wendy Neuss) after 3 years of marriage. The 72 year-old actor has been romantically linked to 35 year-old jazz singer Sunny Ozell since 2007.
Sir Patrick Stewart and his fiancée Sunny Ozell at the New York premiere of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey" – with his friend Ian McKellen’s poster behind him