Ellen Celebrates 15 Years With Wife Portia

Published December 2nd, 2018 - 10:22 GMT
Ellen and Portia celebrate 15 years anniversary (Source; portiaderossi / Instagram)
Ellen and Portia celebrate 15 years anniversary (Source; portiaderossi / Instagram)

Ellen DeGeneres celebrated 15 years with her wife Portia on Saturday by hiring a plane to fly by their home with a banner containing the number '15' and a heart.

But it wasn't until the plane flew by their beachfront home that Ellen hilariously realized the message was too small to be read from ground.

Either way, the host, 60, had a laugh with her wife, 45, as they watched the small aircraft fly by with the tiny message trailing by.

'I should have specified the size':  Ellen had a laugh about the whole thing as she posted the silly video onto Instagram

'I can't see it!' one of the ladies can be heard laughing as the noisy airplane traveled across the sky. 

The ladies relived the silly moment when they posted the video to their Instagram accounts.

'Portia and I started dating 15 years ago today,' Ellen wrote in her caption. 'I hired a plane to fly by the house with a banner that said 15 with a heart. I should have specified the size.'

Portia wrote: 'My wife surprised me with this for our 15th anniversary. Sometimes bigger is better....' 

Portia and Ellen were married during an intimate candlelit ceremony at their Californian home on August 16, 2008, two months after same-sex marriage was legalized in Los Angeles.

The couple celebrated their 10 year wedding anniversary over the summer, and marked the big day by posting videos from their wedding day onto their Instagram accounts.

'Ten years ago today. This was such a special day for us,' Ellen captioned the video.    

They also posted the speech delivered by philosopher Wayne Dyer, who officiated their wedding. 

He said after the couple exchanged vows, 'My dear Portia and Ellen... Today we have taken a giant step forward toward the ideal that all of us, with no exceptions, are not only created equal, but we each have the unalienable right to pursue our own happiness. I have often said that true nobility is not about being better than anyone else, it is about being better than you used to be. With your exchange of vows today, you symbolize for many who have gone before you, who were forced to live their lives in quiet desperation, lurking in the shadows, that we as a people, are truly becoming better than we used to be.' 

Loved-up: The couple posted a snuggled-up selfie back in 2016

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