Portia de Rossi and Ellen DeGeneres were both in a relationship when they met, so they decided to break up with their previous partners to be together.
Portia de Rossi and Ellen DeGeneres have been married for over a decade already. However, their marriage has been subjected to non-stop gossip.
What many do not know is how they stand for each other to be together from the start.
Portia de Rossi and Ellen DeGeneres had partners when they met
Portia de Rossi and Ellen DeGeneres were both in a relationship when they met. The Scandal actress had been dating Francesca Gregorini. Meanwhile, The Ellen DeGeneres Show host was in a years-long relationship with photographer Alexandra Hedison.
“She had a girlfriend and I had a girlfriend, but it wasn’t like, ‘Oh, we’re going to have an affair,'” DeGeneres told People.
“We were just supposed to be together. It was a tough decision. I was physically getting sick because I was trying not to say anything. So I told Alex and she told Francesca. It was really hard to uproot everything.”
De Rossi chose Ellen over then-girlfriend
Both Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi decided to move forward together, so they broke up with their partners at the time.
The Arrested Development admitted that it was difficult to break up with Francesca. However, she could not ignore her feelings for DeGeneres.
“I really, really hated all the pain I put Francesca through, and I really didn’t want to hurt her,” de Rossi told The Advocate.
“But I just couldn’t ignore the feelings I had for Ellen.”
Ellen and Portia divorce rumors
Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi chose to be with each other from the start. However, many still questioned their marriage.
The couple has faced non-stop divorce rumors in the past years. Several outlets claimed that the two were separating.
In 2016, Aceshowbiz claimed that Portia cheated on Ellen. The actress is allegedly leaving the daytime talk-show for a man. Four years later, the two are still together, which only shows that the report is not true.
Also, DeGeneres has been in hot water due to various claims that she is mean to her staff and some guests on her show. However, de Rossi chose to be with her despite all the backlash that the host received. And for that, DeGeneres was very grateful to her wife, Portia.
“Ellen’s so grateful to have Portia in her life as a soulmate and a sounding board, but that doesn’t mean it’s been easy,” an insider told Us Weekly.
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