ellen degeneres and portia de rossiEllen DeGeneres and Portia De Rossi had a joint birthday party at the weekend after celebrating their birthdays last week.

Ellen turned 51 last Monday (26th January) and Portia turned 36 on Friday - but after Portia complained that she’s left exhausted at this time of year between red carpet events, their birthdays and the anniversary of when they began dating, the couple decided to celebrate in one go at their Beverly Hills home.

Samantha Ronson was hired to DJ the event, which took place in the couple’s house and garden, and guests included Samantha’s girlfriend Lindsay Lohan, Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox Arquette & husband David Arquette, Drew Barrymore, Ben Stiller & wife Christine Taylor, and Sacha Baron Cohen.

One partygoer told People magazine: “This is their first big party together as a married couple. [Ellen] and Portia seem very excited to have all their friends here.”

The couple married last summer.