Native Australian de Rossi shared the above photo of her and DeGeneres yesterday on Twitter and wrote, "It's Ellen's birthday! ... if you're in Australia. So nice they made it a national holiday!" We're pretty sure very few would mind if DeGeneres's birthday become a U.S. national holiday.
DeGeneres, who has been married to de Rossi for almost seven years, also posted a pic from their birthday shoot on Instagram and wrote, "My last sunset of 56 with my favorite person."
As for how they are celebrating, DeGeneres told USA Today that she and Portia might throw a viewing party for her new HGTV show, Ellen’s Design Challenge, which airs Monday night at 9 p.m. ET. DeGeneres plans on live tweeting during the live competition reality show's premiere. In addition to serving as an executive producer on the series, she will also make appearances from time to time. DeGeneres, who launched a home decor line this fall, says design is her "true love." The line is called E.D., after the nickname de Rossi gave her. Could this couple be any sweeter? Happy birthday, Ellen!