Lily Tomlin, Creative Arts Emmys

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The wedding bells are ringing a bit louder for Lily Tomlin and her partner of 42 years, Jane Wagner.

But don't expect too much of a grand affair.

"It will be very beneath the radar," Tomlin told E! News on Sunday after winning a Creative Arts Emmy award for her work in HBO's An Apology to Elephants.

The funny lady cracked, "We won't be able to sell our pictures to People."

Tomlin exclusively told E! News last month that she and Wagner were likely to tie the knot.  "You don't really need to get married, but marriage is awfully nice," Tomlin said. "Everybody I know who got married, they say it really makes a difference. They feel very very happy about it."

Lily Tomlin, Jane Wagner

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The couple's decision to get married comes after the U.S. Supreme Court struck down DOMA and Prop. 8, the ballot initiative that banned same-sex marriage in California.

Backstage at the Creative Arts Emmy awards, Tomlin said she decided to reveal the possible wedding plans because Wagner had asked her to stop being "flip" when asked about marriage equality during public appearances.

"So the next time I went on the red carpet and I was asked about the subject and whether Jane and I were going to get married, I said, 'Yes, we're really thinking about it. We have talked about it many many times,'" she said, adding, "I spoke very positively about it and it kind of went viral."

Tomlin quipped about their more than four decades together, "Maybe they'll give me an award for that—the Blessed Union [award]."

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