Ellen DeGeneres, Portia de Rossi to marry this weekend

August 15th, 2008 - 2:31 pm ICT by ANI  

Washington, Aug 15 (ANI): Ellen DeGeneres will marry her Australian lover Portia de Rossi in California this weekend, according to reports.

The couple is expected to wed in an intimate ceremony with only a few close friends and family.

Following the California Supreme Court’’s monumental ruling that same sex couple’’s have the “right to marry,” DeGeneres announced she planned to wed her longtime girlfriend on a taping of her show in May.

“It’’s something that we”ve wanted to do and we want it to be legal and we are very, very excited,” Us magazine quoted DeGeneres, as saying.

DeGeneres reflected on their upcoming nuptials at the Daytime Emmy Awards in Hollywood in June.

“I think someday people will look back on this like women not having the right to vote and segregation and anything else that seems ridiculous that we don”t all have the same rights,” DeGeneres said.

Of the preparations, DeGeneres joked, “Planning a wedding is very stressful. It’’s crazy. My gardener is now invited.”

DeGeneres and de Rossi began dating in December 2004. (ANI)

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