Ricky Martin, Chris Colfer, Cyndi Lauper and Ellen DeGeneres are among the celebrities cheering President Barack Obama's announcement in support of gay marriage.

Obama on Wednesday told ABC News' Robin Roberts: “I've concluded that for me personally it is important for me to go ahead and affirm that I think same sex couples should be able to get married.”

The news quickly went viral on social networks.

“I applaud President @barackobama for affirming that ALL Americans should enjoy equal rights. Historic!” singer Ricky Martin tweeted to his nearly 6 million followers.

“Thank you President @BarackObama for your beautiful and brave words. I'm overwhelmed,” messaged Ellen DeGeneres, who married actress Portia de Rossi in 2008.

“I second!” Chris Colfer added in retweeting DeGeneres' tweet.

In comments to POLITICO.com as rumors swirled of Obama's impending announcement, singer Cyndi Lauper said she was looking “forward to him evolving.”

“So I am for him and I am all for him evolving. And I love him. He's inspiring to me. Very inspiring,” she added.

Adam Lambert, Jane Lynch, Neil Patrick Harris, Adam Levine, Lady Gaga, Alec Baldwin, Tyra Banks, Josh Groban and Samantha Ronson also cheered on the president.