Ellen DeGeneres and the team behind the Ellen Show use her social media to make statements, to make people laugh or think and sometimes to be personal about her life. One day after she was criticized for a photoshopped image of her riding Olympian and world’s fastest human, Usain Bolt, DeGeneres shared a picture of herself with her wife of eight years, Portia de Rossi.
A simple caption accompanied a paparazzi photo of the happy couple: “Best thing I ever did. #8Years #HappyAnniversary”
The couple’s nuptials made the cover of People.
Their wedding and thousands of others were eventually vindicated by the Supreme Court in 2012 when it overturned Prop 8 as unconstitutional.