Alan Rickman Marries Longtime Love Rima Horton After Nearly 50 Years!

Professor Snape took nearly half a century to put a ring on it!

Professor Snape took nearly half a century to put a ring on it!

It's just been revealed that 69-year-old actor Alan Rickman married his longtime love Rita Horton in a secret ceremony -- in 2012! -- his rep confirms to People. The two have been together since first meeting as teenagers in 1965.

Rickman confirmed the news in German publication Bild, where he revealed that he and his wife married in New York, then walked across the Brooklyn Bridge and ate lunch.

That. Is. Adorable.

Personally, we are overjoyed that Rickman's love story is so much happier than Snape's Harry Potter character arc, which you can watch in its devastating, chronological totality here.

VIDEO: Watching Professor Snape's 'Harry Potter' Scenes in Chronological Order Will Break Your Heart

A fan of the couple actually made this emotional video chronicling the couple's 50-year relationship, featuring some completely adorable misspellings.

"They're are" officially our favorite love story. They're really are.

In addition to begin a married man, Rickman is currently promoting his newest film, A Little Chaos, which he both stars in and directs.

Now let's take it back to ET's first-ever set visit with the completely adorable young Daniel Radcliffe!