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Say What? Portia de Rossi on Why Marriage Matters


"The thing about being a gay couple is that in the past you referred to your 'wife' and there was quotation marks around it. There was always that chance that people would kind of snigger about it. But now it's fact, it's law. She's my wife. I get to say that she's my wife. And that's just the way it is."

— Portia de Rossi told Oprah yesterday why marriage matters to gay couples. Portia and her wife Ellen DeGeneres got married in August 2008 and they both appeared on Oprah's show to discuss their relationship and careers.


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Yogaforlife Yogaforlife 6 years
So happy for them! I agree - there is a different feeling between marriage and dating. I have always loved Ellen for such a long time - want nothing but the best for her!
SpeakLike-aChild SpeakLike-aChild 6 years
Those quotes are great Kimpossible. Oprah's show doesn't air here but I've seen Ellen's show and she seems to be such a kind and energetic person who cares for other people, it's nice to see she's happy.
Kimpossible Kimpossible 6 years
lol that's funny because Ellen has been one of my girl crushes for the longest time!
kurniakasih kurniakasih 6 years
Gosh, she's been my girl-crush for the longest time. Way before she and Ellen got together. So sweet and it's so nice to read about how happy they are together. :sigh:
skigurl skigurl 6 years
just adorable
Kimpossible Kimpossible 6 years
sure thing running, what she said just touched me so, I had to share it. I agree I love them together as well, but even without Portia, Ellen is one of my favorite people ever.
runningesq runningesq 6 years
Thanks for sharing thee additional quotes, Kim :) love them together :)
Soniabonya Soniabonya 6 years
I was crying watching them yesterday. They are both such good people and it's obvious that they love each other truly and deeply. They are each other's wives. I love it :)
Kimpossible Kimpossible 6 years
oh wow two other quotes that Ellen said were also great. Ellen says that being married does feel different than dating. "It feels like you're home. There's an anchor. There's a safety," she says. "We are all equal citizens, and we should have the same right that anybody else on this earth has." and "I think I'm healthier than I've ever been. I'm happier than I've ever been. I'm more myself. I can't stress that enough," Ellen says. "I think kindness is the key to yourself and to other people. ... I think I found out who I was, and I think I really try to be a better person every single day. And [Portia] makes me better." so beautiful.
chloe-bella chloe-bella 6 years
They were so cute together on Oprah! I had tears in my eyes when watching the home video footage of their wedding.
Briandiesel Briandiesel 6 years
love that. :)
Kimpossible Kimpossible 6 years
and pooh on anyone, right or left, who have a problem with it. :-)
GlowingMoon GlowingMoon 6 years
:)
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