Ellen to Wed Girlfriend

News follows overturning of gay marriage laws in Calif.
By Matt Cantor,  Newser User
Posted May 16, 2008 10:05 AM CDT
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)
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(Newser) – 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.' " (Read more gossip stories.)