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Originally posted 04/08/2010 04:55PM
Portia de Rossi is ready to share her story.
The Australian-born star, best known for her roles in Ally McBeal, Arrested Development, and most recently Better Off Ted, has signed a deal with Atria Books to publish a book chronicling her years of battling anorexia and bulimia in the public eye.
The book also will delve into de Rossi's newfound health and happiness after coming out as a lesbian and marrying Ellen DeGeneres in August 2008. Getting married "completely changed my life," de Rossi told PEOPLE last year. "It's so important to live an honest, open life and I didn't really realize that until I started doing it."
Originally posted 06/23/2009 04:45PM
Don't expect Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi to become moms anytime soon.
Although the couple told PEOPLE last August that they talk about having kids, they have decided that they are happier being cool aunts.
"I don't think we're going to have kids," DeGeneres tells AOL Television. "We have animals, and we love them. And, you know, we are brand new aunts. Her brother and his wife just had a baby girl who's a month old now, and it's fun to be a part of that."
Originally posted 04/19/2009 11:10AM
With Emmys galore already to her name, Ellen DeGeneres can now add another trophy to her shelf – this one relevant to her personal life.
"Love comes in lots of different forms," said DeGeneres, 51, with her wife, Portia de Rossi, 36, standing beside her as the crowd cheered at Saturday's 20th annual GLAAD Media Awards in Los Angeles. "I am flabbergasted by the fact that we're still trying to fight," she added. "I am not trying to fight for gay rights – I am trying to fight for equal rights."
The TV host's award from the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation League, at the Nokia Theater, was for the 2008 episode of The Ellen DeGeneres Show on which Ellen discussed her wedding day. Speaking onstage, DeGeneres said, "Portia, I love you."
Originally posted 03/16/2009 05:35PM
Portia de Rossi is a happy woman these days: She has a nice home, a wonderful wife – Ellen DeGeneres – and a big role on a new TV show, Better off Ted.
So what else is on her mind?
Not making babies, the Australian-born actress, 36, tells USA Today. "It's the same thing every single year – that I am trying to get pregnant," she says of rumors that she is planning to start a family with DeGeneres, 51, whom she wed last August at the couple's Los Angeles home. "And I'm not. Maybe one day I'll want to have kids, but it's not something we've talked about recently."
Originally posted 02/04/2009 11:40AM
Though Ellen DeGeneres is at a good place in her life, the TV host still dreams of greener pastures, saying in one of those humorous deadpan non-sequiturs of hers, "I like peace and I like houses."
Now, if she can just get her wife, Portia de Rossi, to clean up after her drinks.
Speaking to Ladies' Home Journal for its March issue on the day after Barack Obama was elected – and California voters put a knife into the heart of the state's same-sex marriage law – DeGeneres, 51, said that she felt her most beautiful on "the day I got married" to de Rossi in August 2008.
In fact, the recollection of that day (and the ramifications of California's Proposition 8) sent DeGeneres into tears – and running from the room.
Originally posted 02/01/2009 01:25PM
Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi know how to double their fun!
The couple celebrated their birthdays with a joint bash at their Beverly Hills house Saturday, PEOPLE has learned.
DeGeneres turned 51 on Jan. 26. Five days later on Jan. 31, de Rossi celebrated her 36th birthday.
The party kicked off around 8 p.m., with many guests partying in the backyard, where deejay Samantha Ronson, who brought along girlfriend Lindsay Lohan, spun her own mix for the birthday pair.
According to a partygoer, "This is their first big party together as a married couple. [Ellen] and Portia seem very excited to have all their friends here."
Originally posted 01/17/2009 10:00AM
Five months after her wedding to Ellen DeGeneres, Portia de Rossi is declaring that marriage has "completely changed my life."
"Marriage is a different way of being together," the actress told PEOPLE Friday while promoting her upcoming ABC series Better Off Ted at the Television Critics Association event in Pasadena, Calif.
Even though the couple have been together since 2004, tying the knot strengthened their bond. "There's a peace to [being married] and a sense of togetherness that we just didn't have before. And I didn't even realize it would change as much as it has, but it's so lovely," said the actress.
Originally posted 11/05/2008 11:00AM
Californians voted Tuesday to ban same-sex marriage, setting the stage for a court battle over the legitimacy of roughly 16,000 such marriages – including those of celeb couples Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi and Star Trek's George Takei and Brad Altman.
With nearly 96 percent of the votes counted, controversial Proposition 8 passed by just over 52 percent (The initiative had drawn widespread opposition from Hollywood celebrities, including Brad Pitt, director Steven Spielberg, and even California's Republican Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger).
As Takei pondered the disappointing election returns Tuesday night, the 71-year-old actor told PEOPLE he was hopeful that his Sept. 14 marriage to Brad Altman would be "grandfathered in."
But Altman was less confident. "We tasted marriage now, and it really is delicious!" Altman added. "And the thought that the people of California might take our marriage away from us is really frightening and worrisome and upsetting."
DeGeneres – who wed de Rossi in August – has been an outspoken critic of Proposition 8. "I can't return the wedding gifts," she quipped. "I love my new toaster."
Originally posted 10/22/2008 04:00PM
Originally posted 10/20/2008 06:00AM
Ellen DeGeneres, stopping production of her talk show at the Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian in Las Vegas to go shopping with wife Portia de Rossi. De Rossi was looking for jeans, so the couple swung by Paige Boutique, where the actress picked up some dark denim. Meanwhile, DeGeneres had to get back to work, but she urged her wife to stay and shop as she filmed.
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