Ellen DeGeneres Shares the 15th Anniversary Gift Fail She Gave Wife Portia

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During a career that has spanned over twenty-five years, Ellen DeGeneres has gotten pretty much everything right. But recently, something that went wrong had her shaking her head in disbelief.

In an effort to surprise her wife Portia de Rossi on the 15thanniversary of their first date, DeGeneres made arrangements for a plane to fly by their beachside California home with a banner that read “15” on it. But as the plane flew overhead, DeGeneres quickly realized something was wrong.

“You’ve seen those planes that fly huge banners and you can see them?” DeGeneres recalled to her talk show audience. “So I thought that would be really funny to surprise her. I kept pointing to it and she’s like ‘what is that?’ You couldn’t see it at all.”

But of course, the two ended up getting a good laugh out of it. And of course, DeGeneres will get the chance to make it up to her love next year. The couple will celebrate their 11thwedding anniversary in August, having been married immediately after California’s Supreme Court struck down a law banning same-sex marriage.

So despite the snafu, we wish this wonderful couple all the best in the years ahead!