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Why Ellen DeGeneres Won't Be Selling Her Wedding Pics to Anyone
And why everyone will see them anyhow


Ellen DeGeneres does some things conventionally (launch a mega-hit daytime talk show) and some things unconventionally (announce she's gay on her own sitcom). Thanks to California's OK-ing of gay marriage, she's about to do something else quite conventional: get married, to partner Portia de Rossi.

But here's the unconventional part: She won't be selling the pics, Jossip hears.

While plenty of magazines would love to get their hands on the exclusive pics of her big day – since it'll really be the first celebrity wedding of its kind, with that whole gay thing – most of them will find themselves in another situation: with pics, but without exclusivity. That's because the talk show host plans to distribute multiple sets of pics a single photo to scores of media outlets, we're told, while avoiding certain places she's at odds with (among them, American Media's titles) (a well-placed insider says the photo will be available to everyone who asks).

DeGeneres is said to be one of very few celebs who refuses to accept payouts from the media in exchange for access. And especially with the wedding, she wants to get as much exposure for it as possible, which would help normalize the idea of gay marriage, which she's spoken endlessly about on her show. The more press with the photos, the more blanket the coverage. (Though without giving any magazine exclusive shots, she may lose out on major play on the covers.)

But one fear remains:

That she could split from de Rossi.

"Ellen has a history of replacing her partners when they get older and Portia is looking a little ropey," says one tabloid insider. "She???ll totally undermine the gay community if the marriage falls apart."

So, no pressure!

Jun 13, 2008 · Link · 6 Responses
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  • Comments (6)
    No. 1 A. Chin Chill says:

    Undermine? Come on. No more than Rosanne's split from Tom undermined straighty.

    Posted: Jun 14, 2008 at 9:36 am
    No. 2 kelly says:


    Posted: Jun 14, 2008 at 5:23 pm
    No. 3 Joanne says:

    If the marriage falls apart - that is their right!!! Gay people don't have an obligation to the world to stay together when the love dies - just to please non-gay people! They have every right to split up.

    Posted: Jun 16, 2008 at 1:24 am
    No. 4 Joanne says:

    Grrr …

    Posted: Jun 16, 2008 at 1:25 am
    No. 5 Lori B says:

    Portia is certainly not ropey. And they have every right to keep their pics private. Further, if they split that says nothing about gay marriage. Each union is a testament to one thing and that is the couple themselves whether gay or straight.

    Amen A Chin Chill!
    Peace…Lori B

    Posted: Jun 16, 2008 at 2:18 pm
    No. 6 ASHLEY says:

    Ropey shmopey! I think people should mind their business and just be happy for them. Let them have the happiness they deserve. they just got married and your already talking about them splitting up. They are no different from the rest of us.

    Posted: Aug 20, 2008 at 12:33 pm
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