True Blood actor marries gay partner

True Blood{jcomments on}True Blood actor Denis O’Hare has revealed he has married his long-term partner.

The actor married his partner, Hugo Redwood, in a ceremony in New York. Gay marriage in New York was recently made legal with the law coming into affect last Sunday – hundreds of same-sex couples have since married taking advantage of the new right to do so. The introduction of gay marriage in New York hasn’t been without its critics but its hoped other states will soon follow suit but some have already indicated they will not do so – some are aiming to introduce Civil Unions of the kind in the UK instead. Denis O’Hare revealed he had married Hugo via on Twitter where he tweeted “Okay. It happened. Hugo and I just got married”.

Denis O’Hare played the ancient vampire Russell Edgington, Vampire King of Mississippi, in the third season of True Blood – he was the ‘big bad’.  Russell Edgington caused all kinds of trouble for several residents of Bon Temp – his werewolves were trying to track down Sookie Stackhouse (Anna Paquin), he kidnapped Bill (Stephen Moyer) and his henchman Franklin (James Frain) kidnapped and tormented Tara (Rutina Wesley). Meanwhile Eric (Alexander Skarsgard) discovered Russell was responsible for the murder of his family hundreds of years before and got his revenge by murdering his lover, Talbot (Theo Alexander). The death of Talbot sent Russell over the edge and he was last seen being buried in concrete by Bill and Eric.

It was recently teased that Russell would be returning to True Blood for its fifth season.