Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi broke the rules when they got married in August 2008. Their love story continues to inspire people. The two people met at a party in 2000, but didn’t become more than just friends until 2004. After VH1’s Big in ’04 awards show, they started dating, which gave de Rossi the confidence she needed to come out in public.
“I’ve had many years where I wasn’t open,” she told the lawyer in August 2005, even though she had been linked to ex-girlfriend Francesco Gregorini. “It’s an honor for me to do this; it’s just nice to be asked.”
The former Ally McBeal star said, “About a year ago I met Ellen at a photo shoot and she was breathtaking.” I had never seen anyone and felt all the things you hear about in songs and read about in poetry. My knees were weak. It was amazing. And after that it was hard to stop thinking about her… We were just meant for each other… I just couldn’t get over how I felt about Ellen.”
DeGeneres, on the other hand, has often said how much she loves de Rossi.
“Portia understands me completely. In our vows she recited a quote – “It’s good to be loved. It is profound to be understood – and for me that is all. What “I love you” really means is “I understand you,” and she loves me for all that I am,” the talk show host told Good Housekeeping in 2017. She supports me and makes me happy.’ The Scandal alum, for her part, has often shared sweet tributes about her partner as well.
When DeGeneres was accused of a bad work environment on The Ellen DeGeneres Show in July 2020, her wife defended her. In August 2020, the Australian woman posted a photo on Instagram that read “I Stand by Ellen” and thanked the couple’s fans for supporting them during the scandal.
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