Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi Renew Their Vows! Together 15 YEARS ago
Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi have renewed their wedding vows.
The 65-year-old former talk show host and Ally McBeal actress, 50, were spotted in their new home saying “yes” again in front of pal Kris Jenner, who acted as an officer.
It’s been 15 years since they first tied the knot at their Los Angeles home.
Portia sweetly wore her old wedding dress as she walked down the aisle to see Ellen in 2008. Ellen was dressed much more casually in a blue jacket and khaki pants with sneakers.
Ellen was surprised by the renewal, thinking she was just attending Portia’s birthday party.
I do, yes: Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi renewed their vows. The former talk show host, 65, and Ally McBeal actress, 50, were seen in their new home saying “yes” again
So romantic: Portia was seen kissing Ellen’s hand as she closed her eyes watching Ellen
Ellen shared the video on her Instagram page.
“Portia surprised me at her birthday party by renewing our vows,” the comedienne wrote.
“Thank you @KrisJenner for the officiate and @BrandiCarlile for the performance and Portia for being the greatest gift to me, even on your birthday.
‘You can watch the whole video on my YouTube.’
In the video, Portia can be seen walking through a sea of people in her wedding dress until she stands in front of Ellen, who stands open-mouthed in shock.
‘Oh dear God!’ She said, having no idea, that it was a renewal of vows. Ellen thought they were just celebrating Portia’s birthday.
Holding hands: Portia sweetly wore her old wedding dress as she walked down the aisle to see Ellen in 2008. Ellen was dressed much more casually in a blue jacket and khaki pants with sneakers
A beautiful bride: De Rossi beamed as she looked spectacular in the halterneck dress
On one occasion, Ellen and Portia were seen holding hands as they locked eyes.
They also held long-stemmed white flowers.
The house was huge with high wood beam ceilings, natural blond wood floors, bleached wood cabinets and modern black and white paintings.
Keeping Up With The Kardashians producer and Kardashian/Jenner executive Kris was also seen at the vow renewal when she served as officiant.
She read from a piece of paper while overseeing the ceremony.
Jenner wore a white coat and black leather pants as she adjusted her glasses.
Kris and Ellen have been close friends for decades.
Jenner Time: Keeping Up With The Kardashians producer and Kardashian/Jenner exec Kris was also spotted at the vow renewal while serving as the officiant
Responsible: She read from a piece of paper while supervising the ceremony in a white coat
Brandi Carlile sang The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face, made famous by Roberta Flack.
Ellen and Portia wed in 2008 in an intimate ceremony on the grounds of their LA home.
Fewer than 20 family members and friends of the couple gathered for the public service ceremony as the sun went down, but the event drew a bevy of press eager to get a glimpse of the couple.
Posing for official photographers, the loving couple were clearly enjoying their big day.
Former comic and sitcom star DeGeneres wore a loose-fitting white chiffon shirt, vest and pants, while de Rossi wore a cream and pale pink halterneck dress by designer Zac Posen.
Stunned: Ellen shared the video on her Instagram page. “Portia surprised me at her birthday party by renewing our vows,” the comedienne wrote
The entrance: “Thank you @KrisJenner for the performance and @BrandiCarlile for the performance and Portia for being the greatest gift to me, even on your birthday. ‘You can watch the whole video on my YouTube’
The couple have been together since December 2004, and DeGeneres announced her plans to marry her lover on her chat show in May.
It came after the California Supreme Court ruled that same-sex couples have the right to marry.
Announcing the upcoming nuptials, DeGeneres said, “It’s something we’ve wanted to do and we want it to be legal, and we’re very, very excited.”
She joked, “Planning a wedding is very stressful. It’s crazy. My gardener is invited now.”
But added: “I think one day people will look back at how women don’t have the right to vote and segregation and everything else that seems ridiculous that we don’t all have the same rights.”
DeGeneres said at the time that she was planning to fly in de Rossi’s family from Australia and that “amazing people” would sing at the ceremony.
She said she would be showing “a tiny bit” of the wedding on her talk show – and joked that she would be using her latest Daytime Emmy as the wedding cake topper.
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