John Barrowman marries Scott Gill in California

Published Jul 3 2013, 02:20 BST  |  By

John Barrowman has married his long-time partner Scott Gill today (July 2).

The Doctor Who and Arrow actor announced the news by posting a clip on the photo and video-sharing website WhoSay.


John Barrowman on WhoSay

In the video, Barrowman addresses the camera directly and says: "It's five after one and we've got our coffee and we're in the car getting ready to leave, because where are we going, Scott?"

Barrowman then turns the camera to Gill, his partner of 20 years, who replies: "To get married. Yay!"

Barrowman adds: "We're getting married in the state of California. Thank you Supreme Court, about time you made it legal. See you after we have the ceremony!"

The couple later posted a photograph of themselves with their marriage certificate to the site, writing: "We are now legally married. Thanks for all your great wishes. JB and Scott."



The Torchwood star was among the many celebrities who last week celebrated the Supreme Court's decision to overturn the controversial Defence of Marriage Act, which banned same-sex marriage.

The couple previously entered into a civil partnership in the UK on December 27, 2006.

Barrowman has previously spoken about his wish to have a family. Most recently, he stated that he is hoping to adopt an older child or teenager.

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