'F*ck Yeah Ireland!': Miley Cyrus and Joe Biden lead celebrities supporting Ireland's historic #MarRef result on Twitter
Published 23/05/2015 | 14:21
Celebrities are jumping on board with Ireland's historic 'Yes' to same-sex marriage, taking to Twitter to express their delight at the result. Ireland did it! The 1st country to legalize marriage equality by popular vote, but they won't be the last! What an incredible accomplishment
Actor Stephen Fry has told of his delight that Ireland is on the verge of passing the same sex marriage referendum.
Here at #HayFestival - almost no signal but news in that Ireland’s Yes Campaign has carried the day. So so happy. Oscar smiles in his grave.— Stephen Fry (@stephenfry) May 23, 2015
The thespian and writer took to his twitter to say he was "so so happy" upon hearing the news.
Fry, who is attending the Hay Festival in England, said he has "almost no signal but news in that Ireland's Yes Campaign has carried the day".
Ireland did it! The 1st country to legalize marriage equality by popular vote, but they won't be the last! What an incredible accomplishment— Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) May 23, 2015
"So so happy. Oscar smiles in his grave," he tweeted, referencing Oscar Wilde.
Earlier this month, the star publicly backed the Yes vote.
The British actor, who wed his partner Elliot Spencer in January, took to Twitter to support the campaign on May 14.
“I wish Irish people the same joy I've found,” he tweeted, along with a video from Irish diaspora supporting marriage equality.
Fry has more than 9.6 million followers worldwide.
Despite being fiercely protective of his private life, the QI host announced his marriage to Spencer - a comedian and aspiring writer 30 years his junior – on the social network.
“Gosh. @ElliottGSpencer and I go into a room as two people, sign a book and leave as one. Amazing,” he tweeted, along with a photo of the then newlyweds.
Meanwhile, TV presenter Graham Norton 'congratulated' Ireland on Twitter.
Dear Ireland, you are even more amazing .— Russell Crowe (@russellcrowe) May 23, 2015
The presenter, who is originally from Bandon, Co Cork, wrote: "Congratulations Ireland! The journey the country has made during my lifetime leaves me so very proud, happy and amazed. Group hug!!!!"
Ellen DeGeneres also tweeted her praise: "Ireland did it! The 1st country to legalize marriage equality by popular vote, but they won't be the last! What an incredible accomplishment"
And Oscar winner Russell Crowe also tweeted: "Dear Ireland, you are even more amazing."
See more celebrity tweets below.