Ellen and Portia plan dream wedding; don’t have a prenup

Talk show host Ellen Degeneres, 50, announced plans to marry her longterm partner, actress Portia de Rossi, 35, the day after a landmark decision by the California Supreme Court overturning the ban on same sex marriage. Now that same sex partners have full marriage rights in their state, Ellen and Portia aren’t waiting to make their union legal. Ellen told reporters at the Daytime Emmy Awards on Friday that they’ve set a date and that Portia has a Neil Lane engagement ring. People reports that it’s a “marquis cut diamond set with pink diamonds.” From the details Ellen mentioned, it sounds like their wedding is going to be a lavish affair with a large guest list:

“Yes, we have set a wedding date,” she confessed. “Portia has a ring. It’s a Neil Lane ring.”

Ellen, who also revealed she plans to fly Portia’s mom in from Australia for the ceremony, was eager to talk about her upcoming nuptials admitting that , “planning a wedding is stressful.”

She also joked about the size of the guest list, joking that her many Emmys “will be on top of the cake,” and that the wedding is now so big “my gardener is invited.”

“We have incredible people singing” at the wedding, Ellen said. “It’s very exciting.”

[From OK! Magazine]

Ellen took home her fourth Emmy for Best Talk Show Host on Friday. She has a popular show and an incredibly successful career. Her net worth was estimated at $63 million by Forbes Magazine in 2007.

Ellen and Portia aren’t going to get a prenuptial agreement, according to the barely reliable Star Magazine. Star quotes a supposed insider that Ellen “finds prenups unromantic,” and claims both partners are secure that the relationship will last. Under California law, all assets acquired by the couple during the marriage are community assets to be split in half if the couple divorces.

Congratulations to Ellen and Portia and best wishes for a happy and lasting future together.

Ellen and Portia are shown at the Daytime Emmy Awards on Friday, thanks to WENN.

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16 Responses to “Ellen and Portia plan dream wedding; don’t have a prenup”

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  1. geronimo says:

    Hmm. How would Star have the first clue on whether or not they’re having a pre-nup? It’s not anyone’s business. Good for them either way.

  2. daisy42465 says:

    They look really happy together, good luck ladies.

  3. lola says:

    This is not wise, didn’t we read on celebitchy a while ago that there was trouble in this particular paradise? I hope they reconsider because I don’t have much hope for this union just like most tinseltown unions.

  4. snappyfish says:

    Here is a question? Remember the weddings that were performed before in CA. Now that the supreme court over turned the ruling that made those unions illegal. Are those former marriages now legitimate in CA?

    Also, I know there might be an addendum to the ballot in CA about whether or not same sex marriage should be legal. What happens if that if the addendum should fail and the people of the state vote that you shouldn’t have same sex marriages? Will the new marriages still be valid?

    With my question out there, I think everyone should be able to marry. As long as both people are of legal age and are not related. Everyone should have the same rights.

    Good luck to the happy couple, I have always thought Portia to be lovely. Ellen seems like a nice person and she deserves happiness after having to deal with all the Anne Heche baggage.

    I do think a pre-nup would be a good idea though. might not be romantic but people getting a divorce seldom are.

  5. Jaundice Machine says:

    Regardless of how the people of California vote in the upcoming election, the marriages issued between now and November will still be valid. That is, the state cannot retroactively disvow the rights of legally married gay couples.
    I would take it to mean that the original marriages performed in Cali are still valid – that the measure did not strip couples of their status but prevented others from enjoying the same legal rights – but I don’t know for certain.

    Congrats to the happy couple!

  6. GrnMt says:

    I Love Ellen and am so happy for her. I think that it is Wonderful that She is able to marry. Good Luck Ladies 😀

  7. vdantev says:

    No prenup- recipe for later disaster. Ellen, you trusting fool.

  8. Alarmjaguar says:

    Actually, the earlier marriages (those performed in SF when the mayor okayed the issuing of marriage licenses to same-sex couples) were invalidated. I don’t remember the details, but my uncles got married that time around and said they would have to get remarried for it to be legal now.

  9. Ron says:

    Prenups aren’t romantic. They are smart.

  10. Kristin says:

    They look so happy, so glowing. They are very lovely and you can tell they care deeply about each other. Congrats to them! :]

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  12. janics21_laine says:

    well, they look good together…
    nd no doubt that they are happy with each other…. even if thre is no pre-nup, they can still get married ryt…. 🙂

  13. Jaundice Machine says:

    Right on, AJ – I wasn’t sure about the previous marriages, but I know there are legal safe guards set into place that will preserve the integrity of the unions today.

  14. Nan says:

    Wow, I never thought Portia was hot. I always thought she was a bleached hair makeup job. Age is so proving that to be true.

  15. sallysitwell says:

    Aw. It’s America’s favorite lesbians!

    (But seriously, everybody should get a prenup, even if you’re dirt-poor. Divorces can get dirty.)

  16. RK says:

    Portia and Ellen both looked gorgeous, but it’s a shame Proposition 8 came into play.