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Alfred Molina weds Frozen director Jennifer Lee at ceremony officiated by Jonathan Groff


Alfred Molina has tied the knot with Oscar-winning Frozen director Jennifer Lee.

The stunning bride, 49, posted a gallery of photos from the sunlit garden ceremony to Instagram on Monday with the sweet caption: ‘We did. We do.’ 

In one snap, The Spider-Man actor, 68, was seen overcome with emotion and holding his hands to his face as he watched his bride walk down the aisle. 

The nuptials come a little more than one year after Alfred’s first wife, English actress Jill Gascoine, died of Alzheimer’s disease at the age of 83 in April 2020. 

Overcome with emotion: Alfred Molina has tied the knot with Oscar-winning Frozen director Jennifer Lee, with the bride sharing several snaps from their nuptials to Instagram on Monday

Other pictures from the big day show Alfred and Jennifer embracing while backed by greenery and beautiful rose bushes.

Jennifer, who is the Chief Creative Officer at Walt Disney Animation Studios, looked sensational in a tulle dress with an A-line skirt and sequins dotted throughout.

Her groom donned a grey suit, light pink shirt and sunglasses with a white rose placed in the lapel of his smart ensemble. 

Also present at the ceremony as officiator was actor Jonathan Groff, 36, who famously voiced Kristoff in the Frozen films. 

Romantic: Alfred, 68, and Jennifer, 49, were seen embracing in two snaps, backed by greenery and beautiful rose bushes

Romantic: Alfred, 68, and Jennifer, 49, were seen embracing in two snaps, backed by greenery and beautiful rose bushes

Sweet: Jennifer posted a stunning gallery of photos from the sunlit ceremony to her social media, with the sweet caption, 'We did. We do'

Sweet: Jennifer posted a stunning gallery of photos from the sunlit ceremony to her social media, with the sweet caption, ‘We did. We do’

In a subsequent post from Jennifer, she shared further details of how Jonathan was involved in her nuptials to Alfred.

Captioning a photo of herself and Jonathan talking at the reception, she wrote: ‘This beautiful, generous soul is the reason Fred and I met. We owe him the world.’ 

Jennifer and Jonathan worked on Frozen together and he also worked with Alfred on a 2012 production of John Logan’s play Red.

Both Alfred and Jonathan starred in 2019’s Frozen II — with Alfred as the voice of Agnarr, Elsa and Anna’s father, and Jonathan reprising his role of Kristoff.   

Special moments: Also present at the ceremony as officiator was actor Jonathan Groff, who famously voiced Kristoff in the Frozen films

Special moments: Also present at the ceremony as officiator was actor Jonathan Groff, who famously voiced Kristoff in the Frozen films

'This beautiful, generous soul is the reason Fred and I met': In another post, Jennifer shared further details of how Jonathan, 36, was involved in her nuptials to Alfred

‘This beautiful, generous soul is the reason Fred and I met’: In another post, Jennifer shared further details of how Jonathan, 36, was involved in her nuptials to Alfred

The newlyweds have been dating for more than two years, with Jennifer sharing several snaps of them together to Instagram over the years.

In 2019 Jennifer spoke about their private romance, telling the New York Times: ‘I just feel very lucky because I’m, you know, 48 years old and I’m very happy in my family life and he’s very caring and very good to my daughter. And so I feel lucky.’

Alfred was previously married to the late actress Jill Gascoine, with whom he shares a daughter, Rachel, 41.

Jill died after a battle with Alzheimer’s disease in April of 2020, at the age of 83. She and Molina had been married since 1986. 

The actress rose to fame as Detective Inspector Maggie Forbes in The Gentle Touch and appeared in the spin-off series, C.A.T.S Eyes, before building a career in America.

Loved-up: The couple have been dating for more than two years (pictured in February 2020)

Loved-up: The couple have been dating for more than two years (pictured in February 2020)

Gushing: In 2019 Jennifer spoke about their private romance, saying she 'feels very lucky' in her family life (pictured together in December 2018)

Gushing: In 2019 Jennifer spoke about their private romance, saying she ‘feels very lucky’ in her family life (pictured together in December 2018)

In 2010, Jill was forced to drop out of what was considered a major comeback role in EastEnders playing role the of Glenda Mitchell. At the time, Jill said she felt she ‘lacked the right experience to film such a big continuing drama’.  

It is not thought that Jill and Alfred were still together at the end of her life. In 2016, Alfred shared that Jill was already in the ‘final stages’ of  the debilitating disease.

He told The Radio Times: ‘Alzheimer’s is a cowardly disease. 

‘It creeps up on you from behind and by the time you realise you’ve got it you’re probably not realising much else. It’s a stinker’. 

First marriage: Alfred was previously married to the late actress Jill Gascoine, who passed away in 2020 (pictured together in 2012)

First marriage: Alfred was previously married to the late actress Jill Gascoine, who passed away in 2020 (pictured together in 2012)

Former couple: The Spider-Man star and The Gentle Touch actress had married in 1986 and lived in Los Angeles (pictured together in 1994)

Former couple: The Spider-Man star and The Gentle Touch actress had married in 1986 and lived in Los Angeles (pictured together in 1994)

Friends had previously revealed how Jill started noticing problems with her memory in 2010. She was diagnosed in 2012 after her memory loss became more significant. 

In August that year she appeared as a dying mother on stage in LA in a two-week run of the drama Anxiety, with proceeds going to the Alzheimer’s Association. 

It was a play written for her without any lines to remember.  

Jennifer, meanwhile, was previously married to Robert Joseph Monn, with whom she shares daughter Agatha. 

Agatha, 18, was the voice of nine-year-old Anna in the first Frozen film, from 2013.   

Newlyweds: Jennifer and Alfred (pictured together in 2016) are thought to have been dating for at least two years, with him also starring in her 2019 film Frozen II

Newlyweds: Jennifer and Alfred (pictured together in 2016) are thought to have been dating for at least two years, with him also starring in her 2019 film Frozen II 



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