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Published:June 22nd, 2008 19:33 EST
Ellen DeGeneres And Portia De Rossi To Get Married

Ellen DeGeneres And Portia De Rossi To Get Married

By Robert Paul Reyes

"Ellen DeGeneres gave Portia de Rossi a glittering ring with pink diamonds for their upcoming wedding that will air in part on DeGeneres`s talk show.

DeGeneres, 50, who won an Emmy for outstanding talk-show host for the fourth year in a row, announced her plans to wed longtime girlfriend de Rossi, on her show back in May, shortly after California`s Supreme Court ruled the previous ban on gay marriages as unconstitutional."

Ellen DeGeneres gave Portia de Rossi Quotation from People.Com

I wish DeGeneres congratulations on her Emmy and her upcoming nuptials. This is not another impulsive Britney Spears-type Hollywood wedding that makes a mockery of matrimony. DeGeneres and her girlfriend have been dating since 2004, they have been planning for their special day for a long time.

Celebrity marriages that air on TV don`t have such a good track record, I hope Ellen changes her mind and has a private ceremony. The public doesn`t need to intrude on such a solemn ceremony, I would be content to see the pics in People magazine.

Same-sex marriages are a novelty, I hope one day soon they will be so common, that the only thing unusual about Ellen`s marriage will be that her partner is 15 years younger.

Kudos to Ellen DeGeneres, she took a risk by coming out of the closet years ago, and now she is one of the first gay entertainers to marry a same-sex partner.