'Top Gun' actress Kelly McGillis joined in a civil union with her longtime partner Melanie Leis on Wednesday in New Jersey, The New York Times reports. Leis, 42, is a regional sales executive in Philadelphia with Independence Communications and is a graduate of the Berklee College of Music.
The pair met in Key West, Florida in 2010 when Leis was bartending at a restaurant the actress owned with her second husband, Fred Tillman.
McGillis has two daughters with Tillman, Kelsey Laure, 20, and Sonora Ashley, 17.
Last year, McGillis announced she was a lesbian in an interview with SheWired.com. Her decision to come out was due to the fact that her daughters were grown and no longer needed to be shielded from the media.
"That was one of those moments when somebody asked me a question, my kids had gone from home, so I really didn't have to protect anyone by skirting the question, and I just decided to be absolutely honest," McGillis said this week.