Ellen Degeneres and Portia de Rossi celebrate their 10-year anniversary with this special message!
The two began dating back in 2004, and after four years, they got married on August 16, 2008, right after the same-sex marriage ban in California was lifted.
Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi are celebrating their 10th wedding anniversary, and we couldn't be happier. Showing us what it takes to survive a decade of togetherness - the couple has blessed their fans and followers on social media with countless moments that are worth framing. Ellen and Portia marked this occasion with a special message from Wayne Dyer. Both of them shared a picture (a shot from their wedding day) on their respective social media accounts and captioned it: "Ten years ago, Wayne Dyer officiated our wedding ceremony. These words were life-changing to us then, and they mean just as much now."
It would be no wrong in admitting that perhaps the two qualify to be the ideal 'couple'; for their relationship has survived a lot including a barrage of divorce and separation rumors.
The two began dating in 2004, and four years later, they got married on August 16, 2008; right after the same-sex marriage ban was overturned in the state of California.
Quite contrary to their high-profile public lives, their wedding was a private affair - with just 17 guests; comprising of close friends, their mothers, and family members, who attended the ceremony at their Beverly Hills home.The next milestone in their relationship came in September 2012, when a Los Angeles Superior Court commissioner approved of Portia's request to take up her wife's last name and become Portia Lee James DeGeneres.
One of the best things about the couple is how they have never been shy about their love for each other over the years, with abundant social media posts and also gushing about each other every time they made a public appearance.
Last year - when they celebrated their ninth wedding anniversary - Ellen shared a picture of them on Instagram and wrote: “Being her wife is the greatest thing I am.”
Speaking of their bond, Portia told Entertainment Tonight, “She’s (Ellen) the only person I want to hang out with. Like, she is my best friend, and I just want to be with her all the time.”
This year was extra-special for them, as Ellen celebrated her 60th birthday in January. A month later, Portia made a surprise visit to Ellen's show and gave her the "best gift" - construction of Ellen DeGeneres Center for the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund and the Ellen DeGeneres Wildlife Fund, so she can continue her conservation efforts.
Speaking of it, Ellen had said: “It’s the best gift. When we got married, Portia’s line was, ‘It’s good to be loved. It’s profound to be understood.’ And she understands me because that is the best gift that anybody could have given me.”
The couple, who now lives together in Beverly Hills, has adopted several furry children in addition to their extended family of cats and dogs. Both of them are vegan and hardcore animal lovers, making them all the more lovable.
When asked how they tackle tabloid rumors circling their relationship, the couple had a perfect response: “I don’t know why they do this. We’re kind of flattered. We really don’t almost break up, we don’t fight, we’re madly in love, and I guess it’s boring," Ellen told Howard Stern on his Sirius XM radio show.
And that's all fans need to hear on this glorious day where congratulations are in order for the insanely funny, out of the world adorable couple, Ellen and Portia!