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Top Gun’s Kelly McGillis marries longtime partner in civil union

Actress Kelly McGillis (53), and sales executive Melanie Leis (42) were joined in a civil union on Wednesday morning in Collingswood, NJ. McGillis has two children with from a previous marriage – Kelsey Laure (20) and Sonora Ashl (17). Judge Robert T. Zane III, the municipal presiding judge for Camden County, N.J., officiated at the Collingswood Municipal Court. The couple met in 2000.

Kelly McGillis comes out as a lesbian mom

People offers a quick interview with Kelly McGillis, the most recent successful entertainer to come out as a lesbian.:

The woman who made many a male’s heart flutter as the sultry flight instructor in Top Gun has been married twice and has two children. But she says she’s actually been a lesbian most of her life. “I tried really hard not to be who I am. I tried super hard,” she says. “It was a difficult journey for me to come to terms and be whole and happy with who I am.”

She’s back in the spolight, with her new play The Little Foxes [opening May 29 at the Pasadena Playhouse]. The Little Foxes is McGillis’s return to acting after spending eight years as a full-time mom to her two children.