"[I knew Ellen was the one] when I first laid eyes on her, but it took me three years to actually tell her how I felt about her because I was on at the time and I was not living as an openly gay person.I was closeted and very, very afraid that if I talked about being gay, it would be the end of my career, so I wasn't about to date the most famous lesbian in the world." that the entertainment industry can be difficult for children, who have to share their parents with the world.The actress said her eating disorder at that time took the place of her dating life."The thing that kept me company was my eating disorder," she went on."It was like a lover, it was like somebody who never ever left me.Three years later, Ellen and Portia faced the fate of all celeb couples and weathered the inevitable breakup rumors as reports surfaced saying a divorce was imminent.In December 2013, Ellen refuted the tabloid gossip during an episode of her show by stating: “There’s not one ounce of truth to any of it.Now, Ellen is focusing on how to protect her whopping 0 million fortune in the divorce.
If Portia plays her cards right, Ellen will give her whatever she wants." Check out the gallery to see a timeline of Ellen and Portia's romance!“I don't think we're going to have kids,” she said, before adding, “We're very happily married without children.” In August 2010, the actress went with tradition and filed paperwork to legally take her wife’s name and became Portia De Generes.