Holding back tears, the celebrity couple showed how intact their love is for each other despite what others may have deemed a fast-moving relationship.
Their wedding video shot by Bob Nicolas offers a closer look at Ellen and Derek's intimate wedding last November 11, 2021. Embedded in between the scenic and romantic views from the couple's dreamy nuptials are their wedding vows.
Derek says he is serious with Ellen
In his wedding vow, Derek said that even his parents felt it was "too fast and too soon" to marry Ellen. As a response, the actor asked his parents:
"In my 44 years, have I ever mentioned the "M" word to you guys?" Continuing his vow, Derek says, "I guess that question made them realize how serious I was and how happy I was to have you."
The actor also revealed the heartwarming reaction of his son after telling his plans of tying the knot with Ellen.
"Even my son, Austin, was the first person I told, was happy about this decision and finally called me 'dad' for the first time."
Addressing the notion that their relationship feels rushed, Derek says, "I have no doubts when it comes to our relationship."
"I have no doubts about what I feel for you. Despite the speed of everything, I have never been so sure about anything in my life. I have fallen so deeply in love with you," Derek adds.
And to answer the question 'Why Ellen'? Derek says because the actress is the "perfect" partner for him.
"I could never have found a more perfect person to love than you," Derek says with full conviction.
Ellen's promise of forever to Derek
Like Derek, Ellen fought the urge to cry while proclaiming her vow. Ellen says he chose Derek to be her partner for life because he is "worth fighting for."
"There's no perfect person, it's just the one that I choose and the one that's worth fighting for, and that's you."
Ellen and Derek confirmed their relationship back in February of this year. A month later, Derek popped the question, to which Ellen said 'Yes!'
Before the grand wedding, Ellen and Derek did a sultry prenup shoot. Click here to see the photos.