Robert Redford marries in Germany


June 18, 2010 Updated Oct 12, 2010 at 5:09 PM EDT

Hollywood icon Robert Redford and his longterm artist girlfriend Sibylle Szaggars have tied the knot in the German city of Hamburg, the pastor who married the couple said on Wednesday.

"The ceremony was very important to them," protestant pastor Frank Engelbrecht said.

Around 30 guests were present at the church wedding on Saturday, and since Redford, 71, understands German, the ceremony was conducted in the local language, Engelbrecht said.

Redford and the German-born Szaggars, 20 years his junior, have both been married before and have been a couple since 1996. Mostly they live in rural Utah, where Redford's annual Sundance independent film festival takes place.

The couple plan to hold an "official" wedding party in Mexico in September, the Hamburger Abendblatt daily reported.

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