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Ellen and Portia Tie the Knot

By Kate Rockwood,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 17, 2008 10:38 AM CDT
Ellen and Portia Tie the Knot
Ellen DeGeneres, left, and Portia de Rossi arrive at the 34th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards in Los Angeles, on Friday, June 15, 2007.    (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

(Newser) – Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi married in an intimate ceremony at their Los Angeles home last night. Nineteen guests watched the couple exchange handwritten vows, including DeGeneres’s mom Betty and de Rossi’s mother Margaret Rogers. The couple wore Zac Posen—DeGeneres in a white chiffon shirt, white waistcoat, and trousers, and de Rossi in a backless, cream-and-pink halter-neck dress.

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DeGeneres, 50, and de Rossi, 35, have been dating since 2004, and DeGeneres announced wedding plans on her show in May after California struck down a ban on gay marriage. "We are very, very excited," DeGeneres said earlier. Onlookers described the couple as “ecstatic.” To see photos, head to the Daily Mail. (Read more Ellen DeGeneres stories.)

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