It looks like congratulations are in order for Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi. The couple is celebrating nine years of marriage today—wowza!
In honor of the milestone, DeGeneres took to Instagram to share a photo from their wedding day, complete with a heartfelt message: “Portia de Rossi and I got married 9 years ago today. Being her wife is the greatest thing I am.”
De Rossi didn’t waste time doling out the love in return. Just hours later, she posted a candid photo of the pair from years ago, with words of nostalgia: “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.” Then, Ellen reposted it on her page, saying simply, “I love my wife.” So sweet!
Since their intimate L.A. wedding in 2008, DeGeneres and de Rossi have not been shy about showing their affection, both on social media and in public appearances. And judging by past anniversaries, they take these milestones very seriously.
On their sixth anniversary, in 2014, which also marked the 10th year of their relationship (they started dating in 2004), they celebrated the day with a pair of Twitter photos captioned “Saturday” and “Sunday.”
But then, de Rossi surprised DeGeneres with a skywriter that marked a simple “six” in a cloudless sky above them.
Not to be shown up, DeGeneres dedicated her 2015 Teen Choice Award to de Rossi in honor of their seventh anniversary, saying, “What an amazing day this is. This is my seven-year wedding anniversary, so happy anniversary," then pointed to de Rossi, saying: "It's yours too."
It remains to be seen what the couple gifted each other this year—maybe something copper or leather to commemorate nine years? Either way, it’s clear that the love they have for each other goes far beyond any other gift. Congratulations to one of our fave celeb couples!