Neil Young has confirmed his marriage to 57-year-old actress, Daryl Hannah, in a message on his website encouraging fans to vote in the upcoming midterm elections.
In the online message entitled, “Again,” the 72-year-old star refers to Hannah as ‘”my wife Daryl” and goes on to talk about the video, shared with the message, they put together which advocates for student protection against gun violence and achieving more gun laws to “protect our people.”
“With no real laws protecting us from guns, and with politicians supporting the NRA, because the NRA supports them, we are not well represented, ” he said. “Today’s students are brave, demanding change in violent times.”
He continued on to introduce the 5-minute film, and said, “My wife Daryl and I put this video together for you to reflect on. Support the students. Support our children. They want protection.”
Daryl Hannah and Neil Young enjoy a romantic walk in Rome and stop at a restaurant for dinner on June 27, 2015.(Agostino Fabio/GC Images via Getty Images)
In the short video, Young can be seen performing in front of an audience while footage of mass violent attacks and shootings appear on a screen behind him.
Though Hannah and Young have been together since 2014, it was reported by several media outlets in August, that the long-time couple had secretly tied the knot.
According to the New York Post, the pair held their top-secret wedding ceremony in San Luis Obispo, Calif.
The intimate affair reportedly consisted of only 100 guests with celebrities such as Joni Mitchell and Stephen Stills in attendance.
Young’s recent post marks the first time the singer has publically addressed the couple’s rumored marriage and referred to Hannah as his wife. The post also revealed that the singer’s song “Ohio,” was inspired by the 1970 National guard killing of four students at Kent State University who were protesting the Vietnam War.
Young concluded his message and said, “Not more guns. Give us common sense gun laws that protect our people, in schools, in places of worship, in the workplace and on the streets. VOTE.”