BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) - 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 immediately respond to messages
from The Associated Press on Saturday.
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, 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 it support behind the
"One of my favorite people of all time is Ms. Ellen
DeGeneres," Katherine Heigel told AP Television 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."
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