"I will never know what's tearing my marriage apart," she quipped. It's what anyone experiences when you find that person that gets you, wants to take care of you, wants the best for you.But when stories that they were going through a messy split wouldn't go away, Ellen was compelled to speak out more forcefully in March 2014."The truth is, and this is corny, I fall more in love with Portia all the time. We're really lucky because we know how rare it is.", "I can't imagine not being married.So when they reunited at the Big in '04 Awards, that was that., reporting in 2004 that Gregorini was devastated by the sudden breakup, said that de Rossi had moved right in with De Generes two weeks after the award show.) They also bought a 120-acre ranch, de Rossi being an avid horseback rider. She had been in a relationship with photographer Alexandra Hedison for four years before she and de Rossi got together."We were just supposed to be together," the 31-time Daytime Emmy winner said. I was physically getting sick because I was trying not to say anything. It was really hard to uproot everything."Gregorini admitted to in 2014 that her breakup with de Rossi was "pretty harrowing.
A.'s Shrine Auditorium, after which de Rossi's life would never be the same.
Well, neither of their lives would ever be the same, because they've been together ever since, but de Rossi emerged like a butterfly from her chrysalis, slowly but surely and star hadn't been avoiding relationships with women, not since her 1999 divorce from Mel Metcalfe, anyway.
It's hard living a life that's somewhat public, and hard when you put that life together with someone who is so famous and so loved and admired.
It's also real exciting."After dating Anne Hechefor a few headline-making years, De Generes first met de Rossi in 2000.
Talking to in December 2017 about their last-minute change of plans for the holidays, which they'd planned to spend in Montecito, Ellen put it all into perspective."We'll just lay low and just, you know, be grateful for having our pets with us and Portia's horses are evacuated and we're hoping to get them someplace soon and it's, you know, it takes something like this to just remember, you know, just how fragile life is, and how you should never take anything for granted," she said.
"I'll be counting my blessings for Christmas."Despite the (sometimes literal) storms they've handily weathered, like any famous couple Ellen and Portia's soul-mates-finding-each-other story hasn't excused them from the annoyances of being in the public eye.
And that's important."On their ninth wedding anniversary, she wrote on Instagram alongside one of their wedding photos, "Being her wife is the greatest thing that I am." 10 years ago today, Ellen and I were married.
We wanted to share Wayne Dyer’s poignant and special words with you to remind us all how far we’ve come—that we are living in a country that supports #marriageequality #waynedyer A post shared by Portia de Rossi (@portiaderossi) on Last year, they celebrated the big 10 with fans by sharing never-before-seen pictures and video from their wedding day."Ten years ago, Wayne Dyer officiated our wedding ceremony.
She didn't talk about that part of her private life at all, at least not publicly, until she was with Ellen."I was thinking, Well, the people who need to know I'm gay know, and I'm somehow living by example by continuing on with my career and having a full, rich life, and I am incidentally gay, but it's not a big political platform.
I justified it in so many ways," de Rossi told in the summer of 2005.
"Believe me, I had a very, very long and difficult struggle with my sexuality."She revealed that just days beforehand she had come out to the last person on her list, her 98 1/2-year-old grandmother in her native Australia, who initially thought she said "Alan," not "Ellen." magazine, so she was fully aware of how much of a conversation simply living one's truth could start."She was so courageous and so loud in '97, and now she is doing something that is more subliminal," de Rossi said admiringly.