Ellen DeGeneres
Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi got married in 2008 Kevork Djansezian/Getty

Ellen DeGeneres can't stop gushing about her wife Portia de Rossi as they celebrated their ninth wedding anniversary on 16 August. The couple tied the knot in 2008 and have been inseparable all through the years.

In a loving tribute to her life partner on Instagram, the talk show host said being wife to the Australian actress is "the greatest thing." "Portia de Rossi and I got married 9 years ago today. Being her wife is the greatest thing I am," the 59-year-old comedienne captioned an adorable black and white image of the couple on their wedding day where they both are smiling ear to ear. Her post has since got over one million likes with anniversary wishes pouring in from her fans.

In another Instagram post, the former Scandal actress shared a cute picture of DeGeneres and her cuddling each other at a candle light dinner. "We've been together so long that not only do we look like kids in this picture, but it was taken with a camera! Happy 9th, Thing," she captioned the image as a tribute to their nine years of marital bond.

Twenty years ago in 1997, the talk show host came out as a lesbian and started dating De Rossi in 2004 and got married after four years soon after the state of California lifted the ban on same sex marriages.

In a recent interview with The Good Housekeeping, the multiple Daytime Emmy winning entertainer revealed that she has love as her highest priority and makes it a point to have the dinner together with her actress wife every single night since their wedding. "Portia understands me completely," she told the magazine. "In our vows, she recited a quote — 'It is good to be loved. It is profound to be understood' — and to me, that's everything. What 'I love you' really means is 'I understand you,' and she loves me for everything that I am. She supports me and makes me happy."

The couple has a tradition of sky-writing their anniversary year and this time also fans are expecting the same-sex couple to share their precious moment with them.

In a separate post, singer Joshua Radin recalled their sweet wedding where he performed and wished the duo a happy anniversary. "Nine years ago today, these two incredible women got married and asked me to sing some of my songs to them while they were celebrating their most special day. It's still one of the most fun things I've ever done. Happy anniversary," he wrote.