Actor Sean Maher casually announced
this week that he had married his partner of over a decade.
“I sit here and Tweet,” he tweeted.
“Check my profile. Still pretty much the same. Oh... but I
changed 'Partner' to 'Husband'. Cus that happened.”
The 40-year-old Maher, who is best know
for his role as Simon Tam in the television series Firefly and
movie Serenity, came out gay in 2011.
Maher and his husband Paul (surname
unknown) are raising two children, daughter Sophia Rose born in 2007
and son Liam Xavier born in 2010.
Shortly after his public coming out,
Maher told gay glossy The Advocate that his father suggested
therapy for him to “cure” his sexuality.”
“My dad slipped me the number of a
priest and said, 'This is for people like you so you can be happy
again.' I said, 'Dad, what don't you understand? I'm finally
Maher also played a closeted gay man on
The Playboy Club, which NBC canceled after airing only 3
episodes, and “the Bastard Prince” in the Joss Whedon-directed
film adaptation of Much Ado About Nothing.