Sunday, August 17, 2008

Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi Are Married

Actress Portia de Rossi, left, and talk show host Ellen DeGeneres arrive at the 19th Annual GLAAD Media Awards in Los Angeles in this April 26, 2008 file photo. There are reports the two have wed in what is perhaps the highest-profile gay marriage since California legalized the unions. (AP Photo/Chris Weeks, file)

In the biggest celebrity union since California legalized same sex marriage, DeGeneres, 50, and de Rossi, 35, wed Saturday night in an intimate ceremony at their Beverly Hills home. After the California Supreme Court's ruling in May, the talk-show host announced that she and de Rossi would wed after four years together. The ceremony was attended by 19 guests, including DeGeneres's mom Betty and de Rossi's mother Margaret Rogers, who flew in from Australia for the occasion. Ellen said after winning her fourth consecutive Daytime Emmy for talk show host in June that a date had not been set, and that she would show "a tiny bit" of the nuptials on her show. While opponents in California have gathered signatures to put a measure on the November ballot for a constitutional amendment to ban gay marriage, Hollywood was throwing it support behind the newlyweds.

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