Celebrity Alan Rickman and Longtime Love Rima Horton Secretly Wed 3 Years Ago "It was great because no one was there," he told a German publication By Melody Chiu Melody Chiu Instagram Twitter Melody Chiu is a Senior Editor for PEOPLE. She has been with the brand since 2009, editing, writing and reporting across all entertainment verticals. She oversees PEOPLE's music and events coverage and has written cover stories on Taylor Swift, Selena Gomez, Melissa McCarthy, Blake Shelton and Sandra Oh. The Los Angeles native graduated from the University of Southern California and has appeared on Extra!, The Talk, Access Hollywood and Good Morning America. People Editorial Guidelines Published on April 23, 2015 09:05 PM Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: WENN.com After 40 years together, Alan Rickman and Rima Horton are officially husband and wife. The longtime couple tied the knot three years ago in a secret ceremony, his rep confirms to PEOPLE. “We are married,” the Harry Potter star, 69, revealed in an interview with Germany’s Bild newspaper. “It was great because no one was there. After the wedding in New York, we walked across the Brooklyn Bridge and ate lunch.” According to the paper, Rickman presented his new wife, 68, with a simple $200 band that “she never wears,” he said. The actor is currently promoting A Little Chaos, a film he both directed and starred in. • Reporting by SARAH MICHAUD Watch: Benedict Cumberbatch’s Surprise Valentine’s Day Wedding!