« SAVE news of note: Aqua & Communion grants | Main | GLAAD: 'Fox News Channel and Us Weekly apologize for crude, dehumanizing anti-transgender comments' »

Ellen DeGeneres, Portia de Rossi wed

People_DeGeneres_sff_embedded_prod_affiliate_56 Associated Press

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. -- There was much dancing: Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi are married, according to reports.

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, People and Us Magazine reported.

A publicist for DeGeneres didn't respond to messages left by The Associated Press on Saturday and Sunday.

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' mom, Betty, and de Rossi's mother, Margaret Rogers, who had flown in from Australia, People.com reported Saturday night.

DeGeneres 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 its support behind the newlyweds.

"One of my favorite people of all time is Ms. Ellen DeGeneres," Katherine Heigl, star of "Grey's Anatomy," told Associated Press Television News at a Hollywood charity event on Saturday night. "So I wish all the best, all the happiness, all the joy that comes with that certificate ... just the joy of being able to stand up and say that. In front of everyone you love and care about in front of each other and to walk away legal is huge."

Tila Tequila, whose dating reality show fame is built somewhat on her affinity for both men and women, passed along her good wishes - with only one small complaint.

"I love Ellen (DeGeneres); I watch her show all the time," Tequila told APTN. "I just want to say congratulations, and I am really sorry you didn't invite me to your wedding."


Associated Press Television News producer Natalie Rotman contributed to this report.

Chris Weeks, file / AP Photo

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.


TrackBack URL for this entry:

Listed below are links to weblogs that reference Ellen DeGeneres, Portia de Rossi wed:


Feed You can follow this conversation by subscribing to the comment feed for this post.

," Tequila told APTN. "I just want to say congratulations, and I am really sorry you didn't invite me to your wedding."

Well I didn’t get invited ether. Wow, some people just need to get a grip on things and realize that the whole world does not revolve around them.

The comments to this entry are closed.