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
confirmed People's report and gave no further
California supreme court's ruling in May, the talk-show host
announced that she and de Rossi would wed after four years
The ceremony was
attended by 19 guests, including DeGeneres's mom, Betty,
and de Rossi's mother, Margaret Rogers, who had flown in
from Australia, People.com reported Saturday night.
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.
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
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; 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." (AP)