The talk show host posted a video clip with an accompanying caption explaining that she bought a sweet present intended for her actress wife. Regrettably, the surprise didn’t go as well as she thought it would.
“Portia and I started dating 15 years ago today. I hired a plane to fly by the house with a banner that said 15 with a heart, ” DeGeneres wrote. “I should have specified the size.”
In the hilarious video, spectators can see a plane with a teensy, tiny banner go by that’s barely visible.
You can hear the two begin to laugh as the plane approaches and then flies by, as DeGeneres says, “I can’t see it! ” and promptly explodes into more giggles.
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” @PortiadeRossi and I got married 9 years ago today, ” DeGeneres wrote on Instagram last year. “Being her wife is the greatest thing I am.”
The two have also faced and fought back against divorce rumors over the years they’ve shared together. But both DeGeneres and de Rossi have a funny take on the negative press.
“We’re kind of flattered because for a while no one cared about us and we thought,’ Oh, lesbians aren’t worthy of tabloid stories, ’ so now we’re kind of flattered that they care about us, ” DeGeneres said in an interview with Howard Stern in 2016.
She added, “We genuinely don’t nearly break up, we don’t fight, we’re madly in love, and I guess it’s boring.”
De Rossi constructed similar comments during an Us Weekly interview earlier this year.
“The divorce rumors came and then we really knew the perceptions had changed, ” she said. “I’m not kidding. I know it voices ridiculous, but when that started happening I believed,’ Oh, now we’re finally accepted.’ We get the same shit as every celebrity couple.”
Here’s too many more years together( and bigger airplane signs next year ).