Happy 10th anniversary to Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi!
The lovely couple tied the knot ten years ago today, and Ellen and Portia have managed to keep their love alive all these years. Today, on August 16, Ellen shared an adorable video comprising of moments from the couple’s wedding.
The adorable video is titled ‘Revisit Ellen & Portia’s Wedding Day on Their 10th Anniversary’, and revisit it does!
It starts off with Ellen, dressed in a satin white pant suit, excitedly waiting for her bride on her wedding day. Out comes Portia, wearing a beautiful white wedding dress.
A teary Ellen seems mesmerized as the two hold hands, taking in their big day.
The video goes on to show a montage of adorable photos and clips from the pair’s wedding day, complete with exclusive pictures from their wedding photoshoot, clips from the reception, and adorable moments with their pet dogs.
Joshua Radin’s ‘Today’ plays in the background of the emotional video.
“I’ve been waiting for today
And here comes the sun
It’s been baiting morn’ today
Lately I’ve lost my tongue
Today you found my song
Unknown our love has grown
And I thank God you came along.”
Watch the complete video here:
While the couple have kept their anniversary celebrations this year low-key so far, the two of them have always had lovely things to share about one another. The trajectory of their relationship is nothing short of a fairytale for them, and Rossi and Ellen have always been quite expressive of that.
Rossi expressed her feelings while talking to The Advocate in 2001, talking about how she felt for Ellen when she met her in 2000. “She took my breath away,” Portia said.
“That had never happened to me in my life, where I saw somebody and [experienced] all of those things you hear about in songs and read about in poetry. My knees were weak. It was amazing. And it was very hard for me to get her out of my mind after that,” she further expressed.
Ellen DeGeneres feels the same way about her lady-love, and expressed similar sentiments while talking to People in 2005. She declared with conviction that she found the one in Portia, 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.”
The pair has seen their share of ups and downs, and their relationship has endured each one of them with admirable consistency, and tenacity. The two of them were seeing other people before they got together, but could not ‘ignore the feelings we had for each other’.
Ellen confessed to knowing very well that Portia and her just had to be together even when they were seeing other people. “We were just supposed to be together. It was a tough decision. I was physically getting sick because I was trying not to say anything. So I told Alex and she told Francesca. It was really hard to uproot everything,” the Ellen DeGeneres Show host said.
The two of them managed to not only actualize their dream of being together, but also to sustain it even a decade later. The couple tied the knot on the 16th of August, 2008 – two months after the Supreme Court lifted the ban on same-sex marriages being unconstitutional on June 16th, 2008, and Ellen and Portia are just as much in love now as they were then.
“We think the same things. We are so similar and yet we’re different enough. We really don’t almost break up. We don’t fight. We are madly in love,” Ellen told Howard Stern in 2015.