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 Pottercharacter arc, which you can watch in its devastating, chronological totality here.