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After 19 years of romance Nathan Lane and longtime love Devlin Elliot tied the knot this week. According to People, the 59-year-old Tony winner and the producer and playwright wed in "a small ceremony in New York City" at City Hall on Tuesday.
"Nathan and Devlin were married in a small ceremony in New York City this week. Everyone is extremely happy," a representative told People.
The pair together shares a 9-year-old French bulldog named Mabel, and have written a children's book about their beloved pet called Naughty Mabel, according to E! News. "She's become our version of a child," Elliott told USA Today of the small dog. "Really all she wants is for you to pick her up and hold her like a baby."
Lane added, "She's a little neurotic and needy at times. It's like living with a supermodel. And now that she's become a celebrity, you know, it's very difficult."
Lane famously declared his sexual orientation in 1999 after the killing of 21-year-old Wyoming college student Matthew Shepard. "If I do this story and say I'm a gay person, it might make it easier for somebody else," Lane told The Advocate at the time.
According to E! News, shortly before The Producers star started dating Elliot nearly two decades ago, he replied to an Us Weekly reporter's question about his sexual orientation with, "I'm 40, single and work a lot in the musical theater. You do the math."
Congratulations to the happy couple!