Kirsten Vangsness, best known for her role as Penelope Garcia on “Criminal Minds,” will wed her girlfriend Melanie Goldstein this spring.
According to People.com, Vangsness got engaged in November but kept the news under wraps until recently. “We’re going to get married in Texas because her parents have this great place there,” she says. “Since it’s not official anywhere until things change – which I have total confidence that they will – we’re going to do it there just to completely thumb our nose at the government.”
“I never thought I would want to do it,” she adds. “Then when you meet the person, you’re like, ‘I want to marry you. I don’t care if there’s a law against it!'”
As for what the wedding will be like, Vangsness says, “We don’t know who we’re inviting yet, but I’m making my dance playlist right now. We’re a little backwards!”