Ellen DeGeneres' entry to White House for Presidential Medal Of Freedom ceremony is delayed because she forgot to bring her ID
Ellen DeGeneres made a big mistake when she went to the White House on Tuesday.
The 58-year-old comedienne forgot to bring her ID, causing her to have to wait on a park bench as security checked her out.
The talk show host looked embarrassed in a snap she posted to social media.
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Snafu: Ellen DeGeneres made a big mistake when she went to the White House on Tuesday. The comedienne forgot to bring her ID, causing her to have to wait on a bench
Her spouse: Ellen was joined at the event by her wife Portia De Rossi
'They haven't let me in to the White House yet because I forgot my ID. #NotJoking #PresidentialMedalOfFreedom' she wrote on Twitter.
But then it was revealed the blonde funny lady was soon let in.
Ellen looked dapper in a maroon plaid suit, black shirt and white-soled sneakers.
Jokes: 'They haven't let me in to the White House yet because I forgot my ID. #NotJoking #PresidentialMedalOfFreedom' she wrote on Twitter
She wore her best: Ellen looked dapper in a maroon plaid suit and sneakers
DeGeneres was joined at the event by her wife Portia De Rossi, who was dressed in a white top and black skirt with pumps.
Later the funny lady was seen breaking down in tears as Obama put his hand on her shoulders after awarding her the medal.
She seems to have been overcome with emotion at the ceremony.
Weep weep: Later the funny lady was seen breaking down in tears as Obama put his hand on her shoulders after awarding her the medal
She needs a Kleenex folks: The pet lover then tried to wipe her tears away
The Godfather leaned in: De Niro put his arm around Ellen after she welled up
The list of Presidential Medal of Freedom honorees includes Diana Ross, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Robert DeNiro, Tom Hanks, Robert Redford and Bruce Springsteen.
They are all set to receive their medals on Tuesday.
She looks happier than ever: The former sitcom star smiled as President Barack Obama placed a medal around her neck
Her big moment: Ellen beamed with pride as the President talked to her
There she is! The blonde trailblazer stood next to actor Robert De Niro
The award is for 'individuals who have made especially meritorious contributions to the security or national interests of the United States, to world peace or to cultural or other significant public or private endeavors,' according to the White House.
The ceremony was streamed on the White House's official site at 3 pm ET.
And the celebrity shared a snap of herself and Portia after the event on Twitter.
Ellen's pre taped show on Tuesday featured guest Lauren Graham of Gilmore Girls fame.
Her turn! Ellen stood up as she sat with almost all men at the ceremony
Still joking: Ellen posted his snap with Portia on Twitter saying, 'Barack Obama just awarded me the #MedalofFreedom. I hope it serves as an ID. I have no idea how I'm getting home'
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