Ellen Degeneres and wife, Portia de Rossi, celebrate 9 years of marriage

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Degeneres took to Instagram to write to her wife, Portia, a loving message to celebrate their nine years of marriage. Degeneres says “@PortiadeRossi and I got married 9 years ago today. Being her wife is the greatest thing I am.” Along with the message was a black and white wedding picture of the two.

In 2008, in her show, Ellen, Degeneres announced her engagement to the model Portia de Rossi. They decided to get married in their Los Angeles home in an intimate wedding after California ban on same-sex marriage was repealed.

Ellen has been known to be vocal about her admiration for her wife, Portia. She was quoted saying in an interview with Oprah, “I just walked over to say hello to her, and I couldn’t believe it, but she turned around and it was like an arrow was shot through my heart. I felt weak at the knees and I was overwhelmed with how I felt, but then it took me about 10 months to get the courage up to actually do anything about it.”

@PortiadeRossi and I got married 9 years ago today. Being her wife is the greatest thing I am.

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Months ago, rumors of divorce surfaced but the couple proved them all wrong. According to In Touch Weekly, Portia allegedly wanted to leave because of Ellen’s controlling behavior. But the couple denied the rumors with lots of PDA and a kiss when they were spotted shopping.

Degeneres said she is so grateful and satisfied with everything that they have together. In an interview with People, she said that every night before going to sleep, she would say “thank you to whatever, whoever is out there”. She strongly believes and hopes that their marriage will last. ” 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.”

Happiness is truly written all over their faces!