By Rita Kokshanian
Updated Mar 03, 2015 @ 4:14 pm
#TheDress on 'Ellen'
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It's hard to believe it was only four days ago that a blue and black (or is it white and gold?) dress seemingly broke the Internet and caused people all over the world—including celebrities—to weight in on its color. Today, the owners of the now infamous #TheDress sat down with Ellen DeGeneres on Ellen to talk about how the photo heard ’round the world came to be.

Grace MacPhee and her new husband Keir Johnson, her mother Cecilia Bleasdale, and her friend Caitlin McNeall spoke to the host about how the photo went viral. As it turns out, the family was just as confused about the color of the dress as we all were.

After MacPhee's mother sent her three photos of dresses she was going to wear to her daughter's wedding, MacPhee asked which one she was going to choose. "I said, 'So which one is it? Which one do you like the best?' And she said, 'The third one.' And I said, 'Oh, the white and gold one.' And she said, 'No, the blue and black one.' And I was like, 'No, mom, that's white and gold, and if you think it's blue and black you need to go to the doctor's,'" MacPhee joked.

That's when McNeall posted the photo to Tumblr, asking her followers to weigh in on its colors. And the rest is Internet meme history.

Watch the interview—and see Bleasdale wear the actual dress—in the video below (plus find out the what generous gift Ellen gave the newly married couple).