Comedian and talk show host Ellen DeGeneres and actor Portia de Rossi have been an item since 2004, and they married in 2008. Now, in honor of their milestone 10th wedding anniversary, a video of the powerhouse couple’s wedding day has been shared on the YouTube page for “The Ellen DeGeneres Show.”
The sweet video is a beautiful testament to their love and devotion for each other. Watch it below, though consider yourself warned — you might need some tissues.
Wow! You can really tell just how in love these two are when they see each other for the first time on their big day.
“You look beautiful,” de Rossi says as she sees DeGeneres in her wedding attire.
Degeneres responds simply, “Oh my God, oh my God” as she takes in the view of de Rossi dressed in a stunning ivory and blush ballgown.
The video goes on to showcase a number of still shots and video clips from their intimate wedding, and the joy in their expressions shows how happy they were.
It looks like it was a truly amazing celebration!
Back in 2005, de Rossi explained how her love for DeGeneres helped her overcome her anxiety about coming out as gay.
“My feelings for her overrode all of my fear about being out as a lesbian,” she told The Advocate. “I had to be with her, and I just figured I’d deal with the other stuff later. I respect her so much. She was so courageous and so loud in ’97, and now she is doing something that is more subliminal. She’s changing the world, she really is, and it’s exciting to be a part of that.”
De Rossi shared this sweet photo of the couple on Valentine’s Day.
DeGeneres has been just as vocal about her passion for de Rossi, saying that same year that she knew they’d be together for the long haul.
“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,” DeGeneres told People at the time.
On de Rossi’s last birthday, DeGeneres shared a photo of the two kissing and captioned it, “Happy birthday to my favorite person in the world.”
De Rossi returned the favor — in a big way — for DeGeneres’ 60th birthday on Jan. 26. De Rossi appeared on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” and brought her wife “the best gift” the talk show could have imagined.
De Rossi helped to set up The Ellen DeGeneres Center for The Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund, which raises money to protect gorillas. De Rossi also started a fund called The Ellen DeGeneres Wildlife Fund so DeGeneres could create special projects to protect animals. Fossey has been one of DeGeneres’ idols since she was a child, so the gift was really meaningful for her.
“It’s your 60th birthday, and this gift had to be really special, and it had to represent who you are and what you really care about,” de Rossi said. “Not just now, but what you’ve always cared about, what you were influenced by and what has made you the amazing person that you are today.”
Watch the touching video below:
Happy 10th anniversary to these two, and here’s to many more!