Ellen to Wed Girlfriend

News follows overturning of gay marriage laws in Calif.
By Matt Cantor,  Newser Staff
Posted May 16, 2008 10:05 AM CDT
Ellen to Wed Girlfriend
Actress Portia de Rossi, left, and television personality Ellen DeGeneres arrive at the 19th Annual GLAAD Media Awards on Saturday, April 26, 2008, in Hollywood.    (AP Photo/Chris Weeks)

Ellen DeGeneres and longtime girlfriend Portia de Rossi are getting hitched. The news—Ellen announced it while taping today's show—comes after the California Supreme Court cleared the path to same-sex marriages in the state. The couple began dating in 2004 while de Rossi starred in Fox’s "Arrested Development," People reports.

“She's taught me lessons about myself, and I feel like I've taught her,” DeGeneres said last year. “We've both changed and grown, and we just feel like, 'Oh, okay, this is completion.' " (More gossip stories.)

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