Ellen and Portia to Marry This Weekend | NBC New York

Ellen and Portia to Marry This Weekend

Lesbian television stars headed for altar



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    HOLLYWOOD - JUNE 20: Actress Portia de Rossi (L) kisses TV Host Ellen DeGeneres, after finding out that Ellen DeGeneres won the Outstanding Talk Show/Entertainment award during the 35th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards held at the Kodak Theatre on June 20, 2008 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Vince Bucci/Getty Images)

    There will be no shortage of blushing brides at a marriage ceremony this weekend.

    Talk-show hostess and comedienne Ellen De Generes and actress Portia de Rossi will take advantage of the California Supreme Court's "right to marry" ruling regarding gay marriage to exchange vows, according to <a href="http://www.usmagazine.com/ellen-degeneres-and-portia-de-rossi-to-wed-saturday+">US Magazine</a>.

    DeGeneres is nabbing a younger lady––she's 50 and de Rossi is only 35––but the two have been together for a four years. Ellen De Generes came out of the closet as a lesbian in 1997 when she publicized her romantic involvement with actress Anne Heche. The announcement was a controversial one at the time. Heche later disavowed her lesbianism after a strange incident where she was found wandering in a remote area claiming that she'd been contacted by extraterrestrials and suffered from mental illness.

    DeGeneres and de Rossi have been involved since 2007 and announced their engagement the day after California's Supreme Court announced its gay marriage ruling.