Portia De Rossi said she was a closeted gay and was very afraid to open up. Ellen Degeneres’ wife, Portia was on ‘Ally McBeal’ at the time and was living as a closeted gay and she was very very afraid that if she talked about being gay it would be the end of my career.
more photos of the happily married couple after the jump…
Ellen Degeneres and Portia de Rossi was on Oprah Winfrey’s Show on Monday. This was their first interview as a married couple.
Oprah asked Portia when she knew Ellen was the one.
Portia said: “When I first laid eyes on her,” “But it took me three years to actually tell her how I felt about her, because I was on ‘Ally McBeal’ at the time and wasn’t living as an openly gay person. I was closeted and very very afraid that if I talked about being gay it would be the end of my career. So I wasn’t about to date the most famous lesbian in the world.”
“She’s my wife, I get to say that she’s my wife and that’s just the way it is,” said Portia.
Ellen praised his wife Portia:
“This is the smartest, kindest, most wonderful woman that you’ll ever, ever know,”
“Anybody who’s married knows there is a difference,” said Ellen. “It feels like you’re home. There’s an anchor, there’s a safety. I’m going to be with her until the day I die and I know that.” – via Huffington News
Ellen, 51 and Portia, 36 were married on August 16, 2008 at their home, they had a small wedding with nineteen guests including their respective mothers.
Seriously, Ellen & Portia look so happy together! Sheesh, I could have never guessed that Ellen is 51! Wow she looks young for her age.
photos: Bauer Griffin