There are cute and charming Hollywood couples, and then there are Ellen Degeneres and Portia De Rossi. Beautiful people, exceptional sense of humor, and adorable when talking about their feelings to one another. A perfect example of true love. And here’s what you might not have known about them.
1. They’ve been married for 8 years
They got married in September, 2008.
2. Age difference
Ellen is fifteen years older than Portia.
3. They got married at home
When California allowed same-sex marriage in 2008, they got married in the comfort of their home in Beverly Hills.
4. No lies
They have an agreement that they would never lie to each other. Not even white lies!
5. It was love at first sight
Portia immediately fell for Ellen when she saw her in 2004.
6. They met at a social gathering
Portia has explained in the past that they were introduced to one another at a social gathering. Though she wasn’t openly gay at the time, Portia admitted that Ellen made her feel weak at the knees.
7. First kiss
In the back of a limo.
8. Commitment ceremony
The plan was to surprise Portia with a commitment ceremony, but the homosexual marriage ban was lifted so they chose the altar instead.
9. They think the break up rumors are ridiculous
Ellen says they don’t even argue.
10. No holiday gifts
They actually give each other presents all the time and don’t need a special ocassion for it.
11. There’s no secret to their relationship
Ellen once said, ‘We don’t really need to make it work. We just found the right person. It’s corny, but she’s my soul mate.’
12. Portia was married before
She was actually married to filmmaker Mel Metcalfe. It was a slight plan to get a green card. But, after three years together she couldn’t follow through with the plan and decided to split up from her husband.