Congratulations to Kelly McGillis! Us is reporting that the actress – who is most remembered for her role as Tom Cruise‘s love interest in Top Gun – wed longtime girlfriend Melanie Leis in a civil union on Wednesday (September 15).
The couple first met when Melanie, a sales executive, was a bartender at a restaurant owned by Kelly and her second husband Fred Tillman.
Kelly, who has two daughters Kelsey Laure, 20, and Sonora Ashley, 17, revealed last year that she was a lesbian in an interview with SheWired.com. She said that the fact that her daughters were grown and no longer needed to be shielded from the media contributed to her decision to come 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.”