Katherine Heigl has spoken out to congratulate newlyweds Ellen Degeneres and Portia De Rossi.
“One of my favorite people of all time is Ms. Ellen DeGeneres,” the 27 Dresses star told the Associated Press news agency at a Hollywood charity event on Saturday night. “So I wish all the best, all the happiness, all the joy that comes with that certificate … just the joy of being able to stand up and say that. In front of everyone you love and care about in front of each other and to walk away legal is huge.”
And Tila Tequila, whose dating reality show fame is built somewhat upon her affinity for both men and women, passed along her good wishes — with only one small complaint.“I love Ellen (DeGeneres) I watch her show all the time,” Tequila said. “I just want to say congratulations and I am really sorry you didn’t invite me to your wedding.”
Degeneres, 50, and De Rossi, 35, wed in an intimate ceremony on Saturday, August 16.
The couple exchanged rings at the private service in the backyard of their Beverly Hills home.
Just 19 guests watched as the couple read aloud their handwritten vows, including DeGeneres’ mother Betty and De Rossi’s mother Margaret Rogers, who flew in from her native Australia for the occasion.
The couple’s spokesperson says, “Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi were married tonight in an intimate ceremony at their home in Los Angeles.”
Shortly after the wedding, DeGeneres taped an interview for her daytime talk show, which is where she first announced in May (08) she would wed the Arrested Development star. More details here people first language.
California lifted its ban on gay weddings in May this year after the state’s Supreme Court ruled the ban on same-sex unions was unconstitutional.