Ellen DeGeneres is a talk show host, comedienne, activist and wife. She’s even the voice of Pixar’s bumbling but lovable Dory. She’s beloved by many for her warm, fun-loving style. But the one person who matters most is her wife. In a message she wrote to partner Portia de Rossi on their ninth wedding anniversary, she honored “wife” as her greatest title.
On the big day, she posted a photo of the two on the day they got married and captioned the snap, “@PortiadeRossi and I got married 9 years ago today. Being her wife is the greatest thing I am.”
De Rossi also shared a message to her love, writing, “We’ve been together so long that not only do we look like kids in this picture, but it was taken with a camera! Happy 9th, Thing,” to accompany a photo taken on film.
DeGeneres reposted that message and wrote “I love my wife.”
As you can see, these two are full of love and happiness remembering the day they said “I Do.”
DeGeneres and de Rossi were married in an intimate ceremony held at their L.A. home in 2008. At the time, de Rossi told People, “[Getting married]is not something we’ve ever taken for granted. That we get to do this, it means a lot.”
And nine years later—they’re still not taking it for granted!
Rumors of a breakup were circling around (as they often do for celebrity couples), but DeGeneres quickly put those rumors to bed.
In an interview with People, she said, “There’s no best part [about being married.] It’s everything. I can’t imagine not being married. I have my best friend, the person I want to spend time with more than anybody else in the world.”
She continued, “I’ve gotten to a place where I really am just settled. Really. I know that I’m not going anywhere. She’s not going anywhere. I’m not saying the relationship took a while; I’m saying in my life, it took a while to find this.”
The two have created a rock solid relationship, and we couldn’t be happier for them on their anniversary. Here’s to plenty more to come!