60-year-old Ellen Degeneres and 45-year-old Porsche de Rossi were married on August 16, 2008. Spouses are happy in marriage for ten years. Today, August 17, the famous TV presenter published a gentle video dedicated to their wedding and the day when they decided to legitimize their relationship.
Ellen did a camping out in 1997 on America’s most popular talk show, Oprah Winfrey. In the same year she began to meet with actress Anne Heche, their relationship lasted three years. A year after the break-up, the former partner Degeneres married the cameraman Coleman Luffun. Same-sex marriages at that time were not so widely discussed in society, and therefore the news about the novel by Anne and Ellen was perceived rather negatively. Perhaps the pressure from the outside prevented their future.
Then, from 2001 to 2004, Ellen was in a relationship with photographer Alexandra Hadison. The couple even took part in a photo session for the cover of a magazine dedicated to the interests of the LGBT community The Advocate, but the relationship did not last long – they managed to part before the issue was published (the last four years of Alexandra is the wife of actress and director Jody Foster).
But with Porsche de Rossi TV presenter first met in 2004, but for a long time I could not believe my happiness. They quickly began to live together, brought dogs and became vegan. Even with such a tight work schedule, Ellen always found time for her second half. Four years after the beginning of the relationship, the women decided to marry. At the wedding ceremony, only the closest friends and relatives of the beloved ones (only 19 guests, including Mom Ellen and Porsche), and the ceremony they staged right at home.
Porsche has been aware of her homosexuality since she was 14, but she was forced to make a fictitious marriage to director Mel Melkalf to get a green card and move from her native Australia to the United States. Now the spouses are engaged in activism, they support gay pride and organizations that help those members of the LGBT community who are infringed in rights.