Ed Burns and Christy Turlington Join Bone-Marrow Search

Ed Burns had just dropped off his 3-year-old son at his Manhattan school when the actor-director spotted a flier on the wall about a preschooler in need of a life-saving bone marrow transplant. “It broke my heart,” the Saving Private Ryan star tells PEOPLE exclusively.

Ed Burns totes Finn, says fatherhood is "best thing ever."

Ed Burns: Fatherhood Is the 'Best Thing Ever'

Ed Burns made his name as one of the brothers in The Brother McMullen. Now, the role of father suits him best.

“Love it. It’s the best thing ever,” the 38-year-old Holiday star tells PEOPLE.com of fatherhood.

Burns and his wife, model Christy Turlington, 37, are the proud parents of 3-year-old daughter Grace and 10-month-old son Finn.

WEEK IN REVIEW: New Brides in Season

JUNE BRIDES: Ed Burns, 35, married his longtime on-again, off-again companion, supermodel Christy Turlington, 34, Saturday in San Francisco in a Roman Catholic ceremony, where the bride wore a Galliano gown. Guests included Sting and Vin Diesel, while U2 singer Bono gave the bride away and reportedly sang at the ceremony. Also, “American Beauty” director Sam Mendes, 37, married “Titanic” star Kate Winslet, 27, “in late May in a very small ceremony whilst on holiday in the West Indies,” said their publicist.

Burns, Turlington Finally Tie the Knot

While Ed Burns’s latest movie, “Confidence,” with Dustin Hoffman, may have crashed and burned at the box office, the handsome actor still had reason to rejoice this weekend: He married his longtime on-again, off-again companion, supermodel Christy Turlington, Saturday in San Francisco, according to published reports.

The pair married in a Roman Catholic ceremony at a church in San Francisco’s North Beach, where the bride wore a Galliano gown, reports Britain’s Sky News.

A reception followed at the Asian Art Museum.

Christy: Why She and Burns Are No More

Christy Turlington blames post-Sept. 11 trauma, in particular a fear of flying, as the cause of her unexpected split from “Sidewalks of New York” actor-director Ed Burns before they were to be wed a year ago.

On Oct. 17, 2001, PEOPLE.com reported that Turlington had merely postponed her wedding to Burns, 34, because of fears of more terror attacks. The nuptials, which had been set for late October in Italy, were then pushed back after the anthrax scare broke and, finally, the two simply went their separate ways for good.

Ed Burns Hits the 'Sidewalks' Running

Discussing his new film, “Sidewalks of New York” recently at, appropriately, the New York seminar called Talking Movies, hosted by movie critic Jeffrey Lyons and movie maven Roberta Burrows, actor-writer-director Edward Burns said the film was shot in a guerilla filmmaking style on a shoestring budget in just 17 days. He admits that he aped his style from someone who’s given a lot longer to shoot movies, his “Saving Private Ryan” director, Steven Spielberg. “When we filmed,” Burns, 33, said of that war epic, “Spielberg shot the film with hand-held cameras and available light.

Burns to Buy JFK Loft

Actor Ed Burns (“The Brothers McMullen,” “Saving Private Ryan”), 32, it has been revealed, placed the winning bid to purchase the Lower Manhattan loft of the late John Kennedy Jr. and Carolyn Bessette Kennedy. If the deal goes through, as expected, the pad will serve as Burns’s love nest with his girlfriend, “Austin Powers II: The Spy Who Shagged Me” costar Heather Graham.

Burns to Get JFK Jr. Loft?

And in real estate news, the on-again, off-again purchase of the $2-million-plus loft belonging to the late Carolyn and John F. Kennedy Jr. by actor/director Edward Burns appears to be on again, reports New York’s Daily News. Burns reportedly met with the co-op board of the downtown Manhattan building on Tuesday, and the face-to-face went well, says the paper. No comment from any of the parties involved.

Burns, Graham Split

Actors Ed Burns and Heather Graham are no longer an item, his spokeswoman confirmed to New York’s Daily News. They split a month ago after having been together for two years. There had been talk that the two would move into the downtown Manhattan loft of the late John Kennedy Jr., which Burns purchased earlier this year. He still intends to live there, says the News.