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Ellen Reunites Superfan with Her Navy Boyfriend

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Jan 25, 2018

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Ellen Reunites Superfan with Her Navy Boyfriend
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  • As you know my birthday is this week
  • and I've been getting a lot of amazing letters
  • from my viewers.
  • [CROWD CHEERING]
  • 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 with the 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 with her I
  • know nothing would make her happier
  • than getting to celebrate your birthday with you 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 with you 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.
  • [CROWD CHEERING]
  • 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 with me 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 with Ricky 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.
  • [CROWD CHEERING]
  • 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.
  • [LAUGHING]
  • OK.
  • And if you choose to include him that's your business.
  • [LAUGHING]
  • 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.
  • Ellen asked me to remind you to subscribe to her channel
  • so you can see more awesome videos,
  • like videos of me getting scared or saying embarrassing things,
  • like ball peen hammer, and also some videos of Ellen
  • and other celebrities if you're into that sort of thing.
  • [SCREAMING]
  • [BLEEP]
  • God [BLEEP]

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Maura Gonsalves thought she had to wait a few more weeks until she could see her Navy boyfriend Noah Copeland, but Ellen surprised her with an early reunion.