Sir Patrick Stewart and his wife have been married for ten years, and are still going strong. And it’s quite clear that both seem very happy with their relationship. Before you ask, no, Stewart is not married to Sir Ian McKellen although their bromance continues to give all their fans the warm fuzzies. Stewart’s current spouse though is Sunny Ozell, who is known for her musical career and specializes in jazz and blues.
The American singer-songwriter was born Dec. 23, 1978 so if you do the math, she is 44 years old. This year marks the couple’s tenth anniversary since their wedding in 2013 which was officiated — as you might’ve guessed — McKellen.
When did the two meet?
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The pair met back in 2008 whilst Stewart was performing in Brooklyn. Ozell was around 30 at that time and working as a waitress.
However, she was already a part of the musical scene, making a name for herself and performing in clubs around New York City. Their overall partnership together has had them celebrating their fifteenth year as a couple and their tenth wedding anniversary this year.
What’s the age gap?
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Alright, so Stewart turned 83 in 2023 meaning there’s a 38-year gap between the two. Despite the difficulties this gap in age has presented – like Stewarts’ father-in-law being five years younger than him – the pair have proven they’re committed to one another. In an interview with The Daily Mail in 2015, the two discussed their relationship with Ozell calling the age gap “irrelevant”.
“He is so youthful and I guess I’m kind of an old worry wart so we bridge the gap. It doesn’t come up much. He’s in better shape than me, which infuriates me.”
Has Patrick Stewart been married before?
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Stewart was married to British actress Sheila Falconer for 34 years, from 1966 to 1990, and the couple had two children. His son Daniel, is an actor like his father, and his daughter, Sophie, has stayed out of the public eye, in contrast.
The Star Trek: Picard actor did get married once again to American television and film producer Wendy Neuss in 2000, though they divorced in 2003. Stewart met Nuess during their respective times working on the set of Star Trek: The Next Generation, which likely resulted in their engagement in 1997.
He was also romantically involved with English actress Lisa Dillon, with whom Stewart was co-starring on stage four months before his divorce from Nuess was finalized. Stewart and Dillon dated until 2007, having never married. This means Ozell is the actor’s third marriage and, as it’s still going strong after ten years, it seems like McKellen’s magic touch as the wedding officiant was all that was needed.