Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi marked nine years of marriage on August 16, and both took to social media to celebrate their latest wedding anniversary.
DeGeneres, 59, took to Instagram to post a photo from her wedding day—a black-and-white candid shot of herself holding hands and laughing with de Rossi on their wedding day. “@PortiadeRossi and I got married 9 years ago today. Being her wife is the greatest thing I am,” the talk show host wrote.
Like DeGeneres, de Rossi took to Instagram to post a photo with her wife. “We’ve been together so long that not only do we look like kids in this picture, but it was taken with a camera!” the actress-turned-business owner captioned a blurry shot from dinner. “Happy 9th, Thing.”
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Nineteen guests witnessed the couple’s 2008 nuptials at their home in L.A. Both brides wore pieces by Zac Posen—de Rossi in a dress and DeGeneres in a coordinating all-white pant and blazer combo—and they exchanged rings designed by jeweler to the stars Neil Lane.
In January, on President Barack Obama’s final day in office, DeGeneres kicked off her show by sharing how his two terms as Commander in Chief had impacted her directly. “I want to personally thank him for changing my life,” she said. “I am a legally married woman because of him and so is my wife. His courage and compassion created equality for everyone. He moved us forward and made more happen in the past eight years than I ever dreamed possible. I love him.”
DeGeneres and de Rossi, along with their cats and dogs, live in Los Angeles. “If we had kids, then I’m sure they would be, but we are. And that’s important,” DeGeneres told People last year. “Portia and I constantly say to each other, ‘We are so lucky.’ Sometimes it’s lying in bed at night before I go to sleep, and I just say thank you to whatever, whoever is out there.”