Kelly McGillis Weds Longtime Girlfriend

September 20, 2010 04:42:45 GMT

After admitting that she is lesbian back in 2009, the actress has now exchanged vows with sales executive Melanie Leis in a small courthouse ceremony in New Jersey.

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"Top Gun" star Kelly McGillis has married her long-term partner in a civil ceremony, just one year after admitting she is a lesbian. The actress, who played Tom Cruise's love interest in the hit 1986 movie, 'came out' in 2009 and went public with her love for sales executive Melanie Leis.

The couple met in 2000, when the actress hired Leis as a bartender at her Florida restaurant, and the pair exchanged vows in a small courthouse ceremony in New Jersey on Wednesday, September 15. It was 53-year-old McGillis' third walk down the aisle - she was married twice before and has two daughters with her second husband Fred Tillman.

Kelly McGillis first came clean about her sexuality during an interview with SheWired. She revealed that her daughters was one of the reason behind her decision. She said, "That was one of those moments when somebody asked me a question, my kids had gone from home, so I really didn't have to protect anyone by skirting the question, and I just decided to be absolutely honest."


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posted by vovette on Sep 21, 2010
I had to wonder at the comment that it was so sick that you could hardly read it, but then you did. Yr the one with the prolem not people who are in love!
posted by vovette on Sep 21, 2010
Why do people put down people who are in love and who mary be it same sex or not, those who have problems with it, i feel sprry for them , as they are in deed becomimng people who would judge others by saying things thAt is truely outragous, keelli and her partner, i wish for them all the best and to those who do not approve, then try to not be so judgemental or you will be judged
posted by jalah on Sep 20, 2010
This is so sick and disgusting, I could hardly read it.
posted by Pritiblond on Sep 20, 2010
Sick as hell!

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