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18 Aug 2008

Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi wed in California

In the biggest celebrity union since California's Supreme Court overturned a state ban on same-sex marriage, US talk show host Ellen DeGeneres and her long-time partner actress Portia de Rossi marry on Saturday.

Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi have wed in a private ceremony at their Beverly Hills home on Saturday, their spokesperson told People magazine.

Portia de Rossi and Ellen DeGeneres (right) at the 19th Annual GLAAD Media Awards held on April 26, 2008 in Los Angeles.
The pair, who wore all-white ensembles by Zac Posen and exchanged rings by Neil Lane, is said to have taken their vows in the presence of 19 guests including both women's mothers.

The couple has been dating since late 2004 and has been open about their relationship, appearing at red carpet events together.

DeGeneres made headlines around the world in 1997 when she came out on national television in a two-part interview with Diane Sawyer before doing the same again on her hit television sitcom Ellen. The 50-year-old television host who also hosted the Oscars ceremony in 2007 announced plans to marry de Rossi during her talk show immediately after California's Supreme Court ruled in May that a ban on gay marriage was unlawful.

de Rossi, 35, who's Australian, had a role in 1997's teen horror film Scream 2 before her big break in 1997 legal comedy TV series, Ally McBeal. She later starred in the critically acclaimed comedy Arrested Development.

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Reader's Comments

1. 2008-08-18 20:20  
2. 2008-08-18 20:33  
wow, they are beaming:)

Zac Posen did a great job . . .

hmm, so happy and its great news, a super classy and smart, fun couple

its holy and its pure love for the moment. . .

its nice to see real BLISS
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4. 2008-08-18 21:31  
Send my congratulations to them. It is very heartwarming to see courageous and honest couples marrying each other in true love. May God be with them and sustain their marriage.
5. 2008-08-18 21:50  
My idols
6. 2008-08-18 22:33  
Ellen doesn't look a bit like 50!! Wow!! It's a 15-year gap. Well, Good for them because Love knows NO Boundary!! =D
7. 2008-08-18 23:50  
now we'd just need to convince the gahmen to allow it here. mabbe it will help as a push factor in importing foreign sporting talent; everytime i tune into the olympics, my gaydar hits the roof!
8. 2008-08-19 01:18  
I hope it will happen in Hongkong.and elsewhere
9. 2008-08-19 03:16  
Supreme World Role Models & Icon for the GLBT communities everywhere.

Congrats Ellen & Portia. God Bless & Protect U both !
10. 2008-08-19 05:25  
Dear Ellen & Portia
The best wishies for
the best bride and the best bride!
Wish more lesbian couples get happier worldwide :-)
Big hugs & kisses from Tokyofit xxx
(Japanese bear-face gay male from Tokyo, Japan)
11. 2008-08-19 08:33  
Wow Ellen is already 50? She looks young!
12. 2008-08-19 11:26  
i hope Lindsey and Samantha tie the knot soon, too

wow, gay wedding planner will be a lucrative business one day sooner than later . ..
13. 2008-08-19 12:52  
Never give up hope.
Two couples I know - one lesbian, one gay - have taken commitment vows this year.
I look forward to the day they can get legally married in Singapore!
14. 2008-08-19 13:45  
15. 2008-08-19 20:06  
congrate to them..
Finally heard that they goin to get marry..
ellen is my super star,you rock my world girl..
congratulation to both of them..

16. 2008-08-19 21:41  
i love Ellen man! She's so cool! Bless her and her partner in bliss foever!!

17. 2008-08-20 01:03  
Ellen rock!!!love her............!!!!!
18. 2008-08-20 11:27  
Best news I have heard in a long time. Best gay wishes to the couple. Am glad Ellen finally found a partner who's sure about what she wants. And kudos to them on the age gap. Congrats!
19. 2008-08-21 11:34  
go go go!
20. 2008-08-25 00:36  
21. 2008-08-25 06:55  
Rock on Sisters!!!!! Congratulations!! :):)
22. 2008-08-25 23:27  
Congratulation to them both !!

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