Has anyone ever been definitively married in Star Wars? Luke's adoptive parents certainly seemed like husband and wife, but did they ever actually refer to each other as such? Having now watched The Force Awakens several times, I can say there is no mention of a past or current marriage between the parents of Kylo Ren. Is there any evidence that marriage exists in that galaxy, far, far away?

I have heard mention of things called prequels. I don't know of those, but, if it's canon, I'll buy it.

EDIT: While answers to earlier questions also answer this question, the answers that have already been posted to this question answer it far more completely. It's not a duplicate; if I hadn't seen the prequels (I haven't), I wouldn't know to look for Anakin and Padme.

Thanks everyone, for the answers, feedback, and votes.

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    The prequels are better than The Force Awakens. They may not have the greatest dialogue, but at least they have an original plot.
    – Null
    Commented Apr 13, 2016 at 23:57
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    Sadly, it's no longer canon, but in "Legends," there was even a "Dark Book of Imperial Justice" that was read during Imperial dark marriages. It showed up in a book about the wedding between a three-eyed successor to Palpatine and a droid copy of Leia with blaster eyes.
    – wyvern
    Commented Apr 14, 2016 at 0:02
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    @sumelic ...and that's a crowning argument for the eradication of the old E.U.
    – Rogue Jedi
    Commented Apr 14, 2016 at 0:07
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    Luke does shout for "Uncle Owen! Aunt Beru!" If they're not married, then one of them is Amidala's brother or sister and the other is the second child of "There-was-no-man Shmi" Commented Apr 14, 2016 at 8:52
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    @Null some people prefer well-executed art to original art.
    – OrangeDog
    Commented Apr 14, 2016 at 12:30

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For example, the wedding of Anakin and Padme.

Additionally, from Attack of the Clones:

CLIEGG (continuing) Cliegg Lars. Shmi is my wife... Come on inside. We have a lot to talk about.

And The Force Awakens:

She sees Han and is stunned. A silent beat, husband and wife reunited for the first time in years. In the smoke and embers, no one says a word.

Here are some other canon marriages.


Anakin and Padme were married. Their wedding occurred in Episode II:

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Cliegg Lars took Anakin's mother Shmi as his wife after he freed her from slavery (in Episode II):

Shmi is my wife...Come on inside. We have a lot to talk about.

Bail Organa mentioned his wife when he took Leia as a child in Episode III:

My wife and I will take the girl. We've always talked of adopting a baby girl. She will be loved with us.

From @Richard's answer to another question, Han and Leia were married according to the official novelization:

Left alone again, husband and wife also embraced. Han murmured over her shoulder, “I saw him. He was here.”

I can't find a direct confirmation that Luke's adoptive parents Owen and Beru were married, but the archived profile on Owen Lars from starwars.com mentions that

Owen dated Beru Whitesun when he was a young man. The two soon married, and worked hard together to eke out a living in the deserts of Tatooine.

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    @RogueJedi and Null: Shmi Skywalker also eventually married, although that marriage happened off-screen.
    – Ellesedil
    Commented Apr 13, 2016 at 23:57
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    This is funny to watch. It's like an arms race, but with facts.
    – Ellesedil
    Commented Apr 14, 2016 at 0:02

As both answers have already stated Anakin and Padme were married at the end of episode II

Also in ROTS Anakin says

I don't care if they know we're married.

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    If other answers have stated this, why did you feel the need to restate it?
    – user54588
    Commented Apr 14, 2016 at 4:16
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    A comment on another answer mentioning the quote would probably have been sufficient.
    – jpmc26
    Commented Apr 14, 2016 at 7:39
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    And yet I have Five up votes so... Commented Apr 14, 2016 at 15:19
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    Guys, if you don't like the answer, downvote and move on. Commented Apr 14, 2016 at 20:53
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    @user1717828: How does drive-by downvoting without explanation help anybody? If you don't like the answer, downvote and explain why so that the author has a chance to improve. Commented Apr 15, 2016 at 18:16

Also, let us not forget in Star Wars: A New Hope, Luke's uncle and aunt could most likely have been married before being murdered.

This excerpt is taking from Wikipedia:

Owen tells Anakin they are stepbrothers. Owen later marries Beru Whitesun. As a Jedi Knight, Anakin secretly marries Padmé Amidala, who gives birth to twins, Luke and Leia. Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith reveals that Luke's caregivers on Tatooine, Beru and Owen Lars, are his step-aunt and uncle.

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