and Portia de Rossi are married. 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
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
opponents of same-sex marriage have gathered signatures
to put a measure on the November ballot for a constitutional
amendment to ban such unions, 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