Congratulations are in order for actor John Barrowman and his longtime partner Scott Gill because … they just got hitched in California! Barrowman (who co-stars on Dr. Who, stars in Torchwood and is a recurring character on Arrow) has been in a civil partnership with Scott for a few years now but in the wake of the US Supreme Court‘s invalidation of California’s Proposition 8 (which banned same-sex marriage in the state) the couple decided to make their relationship official by getting legally married. John shared a cute photo of the couple showing off their marriage license, which you can see below.
They entered into a civil partnership in 2006, but on Tuesday John Barrowman and his partner Scott Gill were delighted to legally marry in California following the Supreme Court’s overturning of the Defence of Marriage Act last week. The Torchwood star announced his big news in a short video clip on WhoSay before posting a photo after their low-key ceremony. The video sees John addressing the camera, casually telling his audience: ‘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 on his partner Gill, who excitedly replies: ‘To get married. Yay!’ The Doctor Who actor finishes with a reference to the Supreme Court decision which has been celebrated by various celebrities across the US in the past week, adding: ‘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 newlyweds later posted a photograph of themselves with their marriage certificate, writing: ‘We are now legally married. Thanks for all your great wishes. JB and Scott.’ It looks like it was a low-key affair with both men dressed down in t-shirts for their first photo as a married couple. Holding onto their certificate, the pair showed off their wedding bands as they beamed happily for the camera. John and Scott have been together 20 years, previously entered into a civil partnership in the UK on December 27, 2006. Glasgow-born John, who was bought up in the US, and his new husband have always vowed to marry as soon as it became legal to do so in the US.
OMG, this is such great and very happy news. John and Scott make such a great couple. I am SO thrilled that they are now able to be legally married now that California can enjoy marriage equality again. I’ve been a fan of John Barrowman for many years now (more for his work on Torchwood than on Dr. Who) and really love that he plays a kickass villain on the hit CW series Arrow. He and Scott have been together for a very long time and the fact that they can make their relationship official with marriage just goes to show how important it is for all US citizens to enjoy marriage equality. Let’s send all of our love and congrats to the happy couple on their happy news. Woot!!