Ellen DeGeneres and Fiancee Portia de Rossi to Wed This Weekend

Celebrity News Aug. 14, 2008 AT 7:41PM
Portia de Rossi and Ellen DeGeneres arrives at the 19th Annual GLAAD Media Awards on April 25, 2008 at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood, California. Portia de Rossi and Ellen DeGeneres arrives at the 19th Annual GLAAD Media Awards on April 25, 2008 at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood, California. Credit: Michael Caulfield/WireImage.com

Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi, 35, will wed this weekend in California, Usmagazine.com has learned exclusively.

The pair are planning a small, intimate ceremony with only a few close friends and family.

See photos of engagement bling.

Following the California Supreme Court's monumental ruling that same sex couple's have the "right to marry," DeGeneres announced she planned to wed her longtime girlfriend on a taping of her show in May.

"It's something that we've wanted to do and we want it to be legal and we are very, very excited," DeGeneres, 50, gushed.

DeGeneres reflected on their upcoming nuptials at the Daytime Emmy Awards in Hollywood in June.

"I think someday people will look back on this like women not having the right to vote and segregation and anything else that seems ridiculous that we don't all have the same rights," DeGeneres said.

Of the preparations, DeGeneres joked, "Planning a wedding is very stressful. It's crazy. My gardener is now invited."

DeGeneres and de Rossi began dating in December 2004. "I feel like I found my perfect fit," DeGeneres said of de Rossi in an interview with the Advocate. "She's taught me lessons about myself, and I feel like I've taught her," DeGeneres added.

See photos of beautiful celebrity weddings.

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