Kelly McGillis, who stole Tom Cruise’s heart in Top Gun and Harrison Ford’s in Witness, wed her longtime girlfriend, Melanie Leis, in a civil union in New Jersey on Wednesday (Sept. 15).
The Top Gun actress who romanced Tom Cruise onscreen in 1986 had a ceremony in Collingswood, NJ. McGillis and Muzak sales executive Melanie Leis, 42, met in 2000 in Key West, Fla.; Leis was a bartender at a restaurant owned by Kelly McGillis and her second husband Fred Tillman.
The star has been divorced twice and has two daughters with Tillman: Kelsey, 20, and Sonora, 17. The star announced that she was a lesbian in 2009 during an interview with SheWired.com.
McGillis told the New York Times this week of last year’s surprise “coming out”: “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.”
Melanie Leis and Kelly McGillis Wedding Photos and Other Pictures: