Actor Sebastian Ligarde, who is best known for appearing in more than 25 telenovelas, married his partner of more than 20 years on Sunday in Mico, Texas.

Ligarde, who was born in Laredo, and lawyer Jorge Lopez Lira exchanged vows on Ligarde's 60th birthday.

“I turn 60 and I marry. A very special day,” Ligarde messaged on Twitter.

While gay couples cannot legally marry in Texas, reported that the couple was already married. The pair got legally hitched last July in Mexico City.

Ligarde came out gay last year, telling TVyNovelas magazine: “I'm gay and I say this with pride. No gay person should have to walk down the street with stigma stamped on his forehead. Sexual preference is genetic … and if God and my family knows it, then let the world know it.”

Ligarde, who owns an acting school in Miami, told that Lira gave “light to my life.”