"When we got married Portia's line was it's good to be loved, it's profound to be understood, and she understands me because that is the best gift anybody could have given me", Ellen said.
The gift didn't stop there, however, as de Rossi informed a tearing up DeGeneres that she had also established the Ellen DeGeneres Wildlife Fund, which will support global conservation efforts for critically endangered species.
She began by introducing a few of the people she wanted to recognize, including Kenya and John Hughes, who used their own money to drive a U-Haul 800 miles and deliver supplies to those affected by Hurricane Harvey.
Asking each audience member to check for a box of Cheerios under their seat, Ellen then told the audience "you are all going to share this gift".
To figure out how much each person would get, you'd have to know how many people were actually in the audience that day but Buzzfeed seemed to have discovered that everyone would be taking home at least $2000 each, which is pretty damn decent! "Maybe I'm your age?"
It was clear by the look on the audience members' faces, they genuinely were shocked by the announcement.
Birthdays are really a special time - and if you are Ellen, celebrating your 60th whilst looking 30-ish makes it all sweeter. "Being her wife is the greatest thing I am".
Foxx came out of the audience to MC a quick dance party, complete with singing and champagne. "Happy birthday. I'm here to just turn up". The comedian celebrated her birthday on Friday and for some reason, the fact that she turned 60 surprised many of her followers. Jimmy Kimmel showed up in a figure skating costume because, why not?
And he did, emerging from backstage in full costume, even performing a mock skating routine for everyone's entertainment before joining Ellen for a quick chat.