Alan Rickman’s Quiet New York Wedding

The actor makes a casual and surprising interview revelation.

It’s the complete opposite of those gargantuan celebrity events with tents, helicopters, paparazzi and exclusive photos auctioned off to a magazine for charity.

As translated by the Daily Mail, here’s what British actor Alan Rickman recently told German newspaper Bild:

Rickman was asked what the secret to a successful relationship without getting married is and he surprisingly replied: “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, 69, has been with Rima Horton, an economist, since 1977. A truly, madly, deeply inspired way to finally make it official. Congratulations!

[Photo of Rickman at 2013 Venice International Film Festival: taniavolobueva/Shutterstock.com]