In a Newsweek interview, openly gay Ellen Degeneres spills the beans about her recent marriage to Portia de Rossi.

Comedienne DeGeneres tied the knot with her long-time girlfriend Portia de Rossi in California on Saturday, August 16. The gathering was intimate and few details have surfaced about the wedding until now.

Asked what was the difference between a gay wedding and a straight one, Ellen said: “Well, the food is gay. The water is gay. There's a gay vibe.”

DeGeneres, 50, a popular daytime talk show host, made headlines in 1997 when she came out on her hit ABC sitcom Ellen. Her bride, de Rossi, 35, is an Australian-born actress who gained fame on the hit sitcom Ally McBeal and more recently appeared on Fox's sex-obsessed plastic surgery drama Nip/Tuck.

DeGeneres said there was no best man at their gay wedding – it was “nontraditional but not weird” – and featured a red velvet cake because they're both vegans.

And when asked if she cried, DeGeneres answered yes. “Oh, yeah. I cried when I saw her, because we didn't want to see our outfits beforehand. Actually, I could cry right now thinking about it. I never thought I would have that experience of getting married. I didn't think I was missing anything. I just didn't think about it. But to see her for the first time and to cut a wedding cake, that was surreal for me and I got to experience that with our families around us. I didn't realize how special it was until I did it.”