George Takei Married His Longtime Partner
Star Trek star, George Takei’s dream finally came true. He wants to have what Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi had last month.
71-year-old Takei and his longtime partner, 54-year-old Brad Altman were married Sunday in a multicultural ceremony at the Japanese National Museum, Los Angeles. The ceremony paid homage to the actor’s Japanese heritage, featured a Buddhist priest, Native American wedding bands, a Japanese Koto harp and a bagpipe procession.
The couple were in white dinner jackets and black pants, with black trousers and bow ties, made a grand entrance to the tune of “One Singular Sensation” from the Broadway musical “A Chorus Line.” Takei and Altman -who’s also his business manager- have been together for 21 years, and for their wedding, the pair wrote their own vows. They got married in front of nearly 200 people; among them were Takei’s castmates.
On June, Takei obtained his marriage license, after the California Supreme Court struck down a ban on same-sex marriage in May. After the wedding, Altman said that he had called Takei many things during their two decades together — “life partner, significant other” — but that their marriage represented “a dream come true for me.” He added, “I can add ‘my husband’ to the list of things I call you”.
Takei, who were famous for his role as Mr. Sulu in the 1960s sci-fi series, “Star Trek”, not forgetting his castmates in the series. His best man was Walter Koenig, who played “Chekhov” and matron of honor was Nichelle Nichols, who played “Uhura”. Takei is also one of the cast of popular tv series, “Heroes”, in which he played as the father of the character Hiro Nakamura.
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