Mario Cantone on Friday's edition of ABC's The View announced that he had married long-term partner Jerry Dixon.

The 51-year-old Cantone is best know for playing Anthony Marentino on HBO's long-running drama Sex and the City. The Tony Award-nominated actor is also a regular stage performer with numerous Broadway credits, including Assassins, Laugh Whore, which he also wrote, and Love! Valour! Compassion!

Cantone said he and Dixon were married on his New York rooftop by Jay Bakker – the son of televangelists Jim Bakker and Tammy Faye Bakker Messner – who heads the gay-inclusive Revolution Church.

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“It was beautiful, because my family was there,” Cantone said, then, turning to co-host Joy Behar added: “I got married for the same reasons you did. We're older now. We've been together 20 years. After 20 years, you're like, 'Thanks for the anti-climactic honeymoon government!”

“It was beautiful, just my family there. I love him. He's a good man,” he added. (The video is embedded in the right panel of this page.)