heather matarazzo carolyn murphy getty Actress Heather Matarazzo to wed girlfriend Carolyn Murphy in New York CityNow that actress Heather Matarazzo‘s (“The Princess Diaries,” “Welcome to the Dollhouse”) home state of New York has become the sixth state to legalize same-sex marriage, she tells the AP that she plans to wed her longtime girlfriend Carolyn Murphy.

“My eyes and spirit have opened up since I found someone that I get to share my life with,” says Matarazzo.

And girlfriend Carolyn, a recording artist working on her first studio album, says that they didn’t want to rush right down to City Hall the first day the law took effect. They want a big wedding with all the trimmings, which will probably top 200 guests.

This wedding has been a long time coming, as they became engaged three years and were going to get married in California, but could not do it in time, as Proposition 8 once again barred same-sex marriage in California.

The couple is also ready to start a family. Matarazzo says they think Carolyn will have a child first, then Heather, then they’ll adopt. Heather herself is adopted.

Congratulations to the happy couple!

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