I’m not a lesbian, but Ellen DeGeneres makes me question why not pretty much every day of my life. She’s more of a man than my ex, more of a woman than I could ever be, and one of the most generous celebs in Hollywood. On a recent episode of her talk show, Ellen gave a lesbian military couple the surprise of a lifetime by paying for their upcoming wedding and honeymoon!
Stephanie, an active duty Air Force member, and Tracy, a former Marine, met at a bar years ago and instantaneously fell in love (I know what you’re thinking. I guess we’ve been going to the wrong bars, my friend!) The couple got engaged in January, and have been working tirelessly to save money for their wedding ever since. So tirelessly, in fact, that Stephanie recently took on a second job delivering pizzas. This speaks volumes about their love! After receiving a touching note from Stephanie, Ellen invited the two onto her show where she gave them $20,000 and a $17,000 honeymoon in Fiji. The couple plans on getting married next spring. “Hopefully in California,” says Stephanie, referring to Proposition 8, which has prohibited same-sex marriages in the state since 2008. Ellen has been outspoken about overturning Prop 8, and the Supreme Court is expected to make a decision any day now.
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