Ellen made history when she came out as gay twenty years ago and some say she paved the way for gay celebrities and characters on television. She’s exceptionally funny, a great role model, and the fact that she’s interested in women shouldn’t have any effect on her career but the step she took was a big one. So big that Barack Obama awarded her the medal of freedom which is America’s highest civilian honor.
As well as being a great role model for LGBTQ folk, her relationship with Portia De Rossi is total goals. They’re both beautiful people and are adorably in love. Despite several tabloids claiming separation and divorce, they are a happy and strong couple.
They really are the perfect example of true love with a great sense of humor, and there are some things about them that you may not have known before.
Here are 12 interesting facts about Hollywood’s hottest power couple; Ellen DeGeneres and Portia De Rossi.
1. Ellen and Portia have been married for 8 years now. They wed in 2008 and clips from their wedding and process were shown on the Ellen show.
2. Although you may not have noticed before, seeing as Ellen is so youthful, there’s actually a 15-year age difference between the couple! Ellen will be 60 next year and Portia will turn 45.
3. They had a beautiful home wedding when California legalized same-sex marriage in 2008. From flowers to decoration, the family all chipped in but that didn’t stop paparazzi from trying to get the scoop.
4. No lying in this relationship. Ellen and Portia have an agreement that they would never lie to one another. Not even white lies. Honesty is the best policy.
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