Earlier this week, Ellen DeGeneres celebrated 14 years of blissful marriage with her partner and wife Portia de Rossi.
The former host of the ‘Ellen DeGeneres Show’ took to Instagram to share a sweet montage of some of their moments together. It had clips of the couple being silly during an apple-picking competition and playing the “Not So Newlywed Games”.
It also showed the tender and sweet moment when Rossi presented DeGeneres with an initiative in her name called the Ellen DeGeneres Wildlife Fund. DeGeneres was moved to tears when Rossi gave her the good news and said that it was “the best gift”.
Ellen DeGeneres captioned the Instagram post with the same words that her wife Rossi used as their wedding vows. The caption was “It’s good to be loved. It’s profound to be understood.” I love you, @portiaderossi. Happy 14! ❤️”.
Portia De Rossi’s Message
Portia De Rossi also shared a message for her beloved on the social media platform with a bunch of DeGeneres’s pictures. She wrote “To my utterly beautiful, supremely talented, insanely accomplished wife on the day of your final show….I married an icon.”
Rossi also added that she got to marry her “idol” and said “I’m so proud of you for making this platform one that not only entertains but inspires and uplifts people. @theellenshow this show will forever be remembered for elevating the worlds consciousness. I love you”.
More About Their Relationship
The two lovebirds made their first public appearance back at the 2005 Golden Globes Awards. Talking about her story as a gay woman in the industry, Rossi said “Believe me, I had a very, very long and difficult struggle with my sexuality.”
Later that year, the couple moved in together. Ellen, who is known to be a private person, talked about Rossi in an interview and said “It’s the first time that I’ve known in every cell of my being that I’m with somebody for the rest of my life.” Their marriage was an intimate affair, it had all of 20 guests. They got married in the backyard of their Beverly Hill home.
The happy couple got married the same year that gay marriage was legalized by the Supreme Court of California. As a gesture of her love, Rossi changed her name to Portia Lee James DeGeneres, although she goes by De Rossi professionally.
Scandals And More
In recent years, Ellen DeGeneres faced a lot of backlash for apparently not being kind to the employees on set. She was accused of having a toxic work culture that made people working with her feel uncomfortable and unappreciated.
Following this, the show was put under internal investigation. Rossi stood by DeGeneres throughout the debacle. She even shared an Instagram image with “I Stand With Ellen” written on it. She also captioned it “To all our fans …. we see you. Thank you for your support. #stopbotattacks.”
The couple’s anniversary sadly comes a couple of days after Ellen DeGeneres’s ex-girlfriend Anne Heche tragically got injured when she rammed her car into a garage and then a house. Heche’s wish to donate her organs was honored. She was kept on life support until she matched with a recipient.