Image: Screenshot from Ellen and Portia's wedding anniversary video courtesy of ellentube on YouTube.
Happy 10th wedding anniversary to Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi! The couple celebrated the milestone by releasing a sentimental video showing magical moments from their big day on August 16 2008, including their romantic first look before the ceremony. They also released words spoken by author and philosopher Wayne Dyer when he officiated the wedding.
“10 years ago today, Ellen and I were married. We wanted to share Wayne Dyer’s poignant and special words with you to remind us all how far we’ve come – that we are living in a country that supports #marriageequality #waynedyer,” De Rossi wrote on her Instagram.
"Ten years ago, Wayne Dyer officiated our wedding ceremony. These words were life-changing to us then, and they mean just as much now," Ellen wrote on hers.
Image Credit: Portia de Rossi Instagram
"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," Dyer said.
"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."