Ellen Reunites Superfan with Her Navy Boyfriend
As you know my birthday is this week and I've been getting a lot of amazing letters from my viewers. Thank you. So I want to read one of the letters that I've gotten-- "Good morning Miss
Ellen, my name is Noah Copeland. And I'm a supply officer in the United States
Navy. First of all, I want to wish you a happy birthday. I'm currently deployed overseas. But I make sure my girlfriend keeps me up to date on what's happening
withthe show. My beautiful girlfriend,
Maura, has got to be your biggest fan. She watches your show every day. And I know that you are the reason that she's been able to get through this deployment. I was supposed to come back at the end of January. But things keep getting pushed back. And now I'm not sure when I'm going to be home. Since I can't be there
withher I know nothing would make her happier than getting to celebrate your birthday
withyou at your show. Either way thanks for keeping my girl company while on
the way. We love you." And Maura's here. Come here Maura. [CROWD CHEERING AND MUSIC PLAYING] Hi. Hey Maura. Where do you live? Oh my g-- Oh here let me get to you-- Sorry. --that. I live in San Diego, California, right now. But we moved here about a year and a half ago. From? Massachusetts. Massachusetts. So you moved to San Diego and then he got deployed pretty much right away, right? Yeah, like five months after. Five months after. So did you have friends there? Did you know anybody
there? No, so it was all just really all of a sudden. Like he went into work on a Friday and then he came home from work that Friday, and they were like you are going on Sunday. So he had two days to pack up his whole life, basically. And just leave for a year. And he's been gone for over a year right now. Oh my god, that's so hard. And where is he now? It's called Diego Garcia, it's an island in the middle of the Indian Ocean. And there's-- it's like a military owned
island so even if I wanted to go visit, I can't go visit him and he can't come home. And you can't meet halfway or anything? No. Oh my god. So you watch the show. And does he also watch the show? Or do you make him watch the show? I'm like a huge fan. I can't even believe this is happening right now. But because I'm such a fan I've made him a fan, basically. We've been watching together while he's been away. I will FaceTime him when I'm watching. You
FaceTime him while you're watching the show, so he's watching it
withyou FaceTime? Yeah, yeah. That's expensive isn't it? I know. That's so sweet. All right, so when is he coming home? He just said it keeps getting pushed back but-- We don't know. Especially because the government just shut down all the flights that were leaving there got canceled. And he can't leave so I have no idea when he is coming home. You know the ripple effect of the government getting shut
down, you think it's one thing and it's like even that. That's horrible. It's really sad. All right, well he said he wanted you to be at my birthday show, right? Yeah. This is not my birthday show, but I want you to be at my birthday show. So bring Maura and the tickets to the birthday show. What? Yes. Well that was just fun, wasn't it? That was just so much fun to watch. Because the audience went crazy and you're hugging me. I'm like, let's go
withme and turn
around. So why did you want to surprise her? She loves you. She loves you to death. First of all, I want to say happy birthday. Thank you. Happy early birthday. Thank you. But you know, I was on deployment for a year. And she's by herself in San Diego. Her sister lives in L.A. And I just wanted to do something special her for. My friends when they come back off deployment they're on the pier, and their girlfriends are there, and we weren't able to get that. So I just wrote in and it
happened. And it happened. It happened, we made it happen. That's so good. So you had a trip planned, was it for your honeymoon, you were going to go somewhere right? Just because he's been gone so long, we wanted to do something special when he got home. So we were going to go to Puerto Rico. And actually I saw the episode, well I watch every episode, the episode
withRicky Martin when he went to Puerto Rico. And we obviously had to cancel that trip because they're in shambles
still. But I texted him I was like, oh my god I just watched
Ellen. Like this is so sad. These poor people have absolutely nothing. Like I can't even believe how they're being treated. It made me really sad. And I told them we have to do something. So we took all the money that we had spent towards that trip and we donated it to Ricky Martin's fund for Puerto Rico. That's amazing. We just wanted to do whatever we could. I knew that our trip wasn't going to work out there.
Yep. Just seeing those people and the animals and everything. I mean there's people that have been out of power, even are still out of power right now. Still, still. It's so sad. I can't believe it. Well, you're very sweet to do that. And I just love the two of you. I can't give you a gift because you're not allowed to accept anything, because you in the military. But I can give you a gift. OK. And if you choose to include him that's your business. Travel and
Leisure named this Hawaii's resort. It's a top resort this year. You're getting a six night stay at Koa Kea Hotel and Resort in Hawaii. In an ocean front suite for you and a guest, should that be him. Hi I'm Andy.
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