John Barrowman and his partner Scott Gill were married yesterday after a 20-year committed relationship.

The couple entered into a civil partnership in 2006, but following the US Supreme Court’s decision to overturn the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) last week, Barrowman and his partner Scott Gill were delighted to legally marry in the state of California.

Barrowman announced the news in a short video clip on WhoSay before posting a photo after their ceremony.

The video showed John addressing the camera, saying: “It’s five after one and we’ve got our coffee and we’re in the car getting ready to leave, because where are we going, Scott?”

Barrowman then turned the camera on his partner Gill, who replies: “To get married. Yay!”

He closed the video with a reference to the overturning of DOMA last week, adding: “We’re getting married in the state of California. Thank you Supreme Court, about time you made it legal. See you after we have the ceremony!”

The newlyweds later posted a photograph of themselves with their marriage certificate, writing: “We are now legally married. Thanks for all your great wishes. JB and Scott.”

Barrowman and his husband had always vowed to marry as soon as it became legal to do so in the US.

As well as marriage, the actor has previously revealed that he would like to adopt an older child in the future.

He said to The Sun last year: “We haven’t ruled out having children ourselves but it depends where my career takes us.”

“We wouldn’t want a baby. We’d look at adopting an older child or teenager who might have been in trouble. We would also look at adopting a gay child, thrown out of their home because of their sexuality.”