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Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi Celebrate Their New Year's Together In St. Barth

Dec 31, 2010 02:35 PM

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Who isn't in St. Barth?

Ellen DeGeneres and wife Portia de Rossi, one of our favorite celebrity power couples, looked bright and happy as they strolled through sunny St. Barth. Despite being followed by fans armed with Flip cams, they managed to tune out everything around them but the view ... and each other, of course.

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The pair have had quite a busy year with Ellen's daily TV show and American Idol gig, as well as the release of de Rossi's tell-all book Unbearable Lightness, in which she shares her past struggles with anorexia and self-worth. Now that DeGeneres has separated from Idol, this looks to be a nice relaxing New Year for the married couple.

Enjoy the sunshine, ladies!




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Ellen DeGeneres And Portia De Rossi

Dec 27, 2010 07:00 AM

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Ellen DeGeneres and Portia De Rossi strolled around Gustavia in St. Barth yesterday, doing some shopping with a male friend. The super couple were enjoying the warm Caribbean sun and while stopping at Hermes and Calypso.

Our photographer tells us: "These two looked sooo in love ... they never let go of each others' hands and they smiled at each other like they were still newlyweds."

Awww!




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Ellen DeGeneres Chats With Wife Portia de Rossi About Her Eating Disorder

Nov 5, 2010 08:15 AM

We really have to applaud Portia de Rossi for sharing her struggles and experiences with the public, because she's helping a lot of young women by speaking out about eating disorders and her sexuality.

Portia appeared on wife Ellen DeGeneres' talk show this week to chat about her new book, Unbearable Lightness: A Story of Loss and Gain, and the ladies got emotional when talking about Portia's battle with bulimia. Portia revealed the shocking details of her eating disorder, which at one point had her weighing just over 80 pounds.

Portia told the audience, "I have changed so much since I met Ellen. I used to think the way to be strong was to be tough, the way to be independent was to not need anyone. But she's taught me that the more vulnerable you are the softer you are, the more you allow people into your life and into your heart, the happier you are and the more valuable you are to other people."

Ellen said, "I read her book and learned about the self loathing and how much she hated herself it shocked me and broke my heart. I had no idea how much had hated herself. This book is so much more, it's a book about self esteem and accepting self." Ellen added, "'For her to not only draw attention to herself but to expose herself in this way is really huge, I'm so proud of you."




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Portia de Rossi Talks To Oprah About Hiding Her Sexuality

Nov 2, 2010 10:27 AM

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Portia de Rossi lived with not only one secret (the anorexia and bulimia that almost killed her) but also the truth she was hiding since she was a teen -- that she was gay.

“Having to hide something like that just ruined me,” the Ally McBeal actress told Oprah Winfrey yesterday. “It really, really killed me, because even though I'd gotten to a point where I wasn't ashamed of it anymore, I was doing it for financial reasons. I was doing it so I'd have a career, because there were no lesbian TV actresses ever in history.”

Portia, who not only appeared on Oprah's show, but will also appear on wife Ellen Degeneres' show to support her new book later this week, said when she was still in the closet, she used to avoid talk shows like the plague.

"I would never do a talk show because I was so terrified—especially late night, the male talk show hosts—I was terrified if they would ask me if I had a boyfriend, because I didn't know how to answer that," she said.

And, like many gay actors and actresses, Portia watched her future wife Ellen's coming out on national television in 1997 with special interest.

"[I thought], 'If she went down, there's no way in hell I can come out,'" Portia says. "'If someone as charming and wonderful as Ellen DeGeneres can't pull this off and keep her career, it's not going to work for me.'"

Unfortunately, Ellen's show was canceled just a year later, and Oprah, who played Ellen's therapist on the "coming out" episode said, "I got more hate mail for playing the therapist on that show than I’d ever received in my entire career – just for playing the therapist."

Portia decided to keep her mouth shut and was consumed by the eating disorder that almost killed her -- at one time DeRossi admits that she weighed just 82 pounds.

But Portia got healthy with the help of her family, and it was when she was her heaviest -- 168 pounds -- that she met Ellen.

"I thought she was the most incredible woman I ever met," Portia told Oprah. "I was very excited to be around her, but there's no way in my mind I would ever think she'd be attracted to me at that weight—but she was."

Today Portia is happy, healthy and enjoying her laid-back life with her wife of two years!




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Portia de Rossi On Ellen DeGeneres: She "Reached In And Pulled Me Out" Of My Eating Disorder

Oct 28, 2010 12:01 PM

ellenpic230new.jpgPortia De Rossi is opening up in her new memoir, Unbearable Lightness, about her battle with anorexia and bulimia ... and how wife, Ellen DeGeneres, saved her life.

37-year-old De Rossi, who at one point says she dipped down to 82lbs, discusses how she first met DeGeneres, 52, in March 2001:

    "I remember being so excited and overjoyed to be around her that i can still recall the feeling of running after her back stage. Ellen has taught me not to care about other people's opinions. Ellen saw a glimpse of my inner being from underneath the flesh and bone, reached in and pulled me out."
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Portia, who admits in the book to taking 20 laxatives a day, writes:
    "I'd never known a day when my weight wasn't the determining factor for my self esteem. The more effort I put into starving myself, the more satisfaction I would feel."

Unbearable Lightness hits bookstores on November 2.




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For Ellen DeGeneres And Portia de Rossi, Everything's Coming Up Roses

Sep 8, 2010 08:37 AM

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Ellen DeGeneres brought wife Portia de Rossi along for her appearance on The Late Show with David Letterman. Pretty soon we'll be able to say Mrs. and Mrs. DeGeneres ... with Portia's pending name change.

Ellen, looking adorable with her arm locked with Portia's, greeted the New York crowd with plenty of smiles. Check out those gorgeous red roses! These two are so in love, we wouldn't be surprised if Ellen bought those to give to her main squeeze.

During her appearance with Dave last night, she did Letterman's Top Ten list. Her number one thought? Ellen said, "Man, my wife's hot." We agree!

After nearly two years of marriage, the two blondes are still going strong. They are the cutest!




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X17 XCLUSIVE - Ellen And Portia Asked About Name Change And Joke About American Idol!

Aug 13, 2010 08:22 AM

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What's in a name?

Ellen and Portia Degeneres had a little fun with X17online photographers yesterday who couldn't remember the name of that little show that Ellen recently quit. You know, the one that might have the word "Stars" in its name or be on HBO?

"I was never on Dancing With The Stars," Ellen laughed as she told our clueless guys that the show she was on was called American Idol!

At least the guys did know the name "Degeneres", which Portia recently took on as her own.

But the ladies didn't seem to mind the mix-up and were appropriately giddy after hearing the news that several other same-sex couples would be able to marry as early as next week, just as Ellen and Portia did back in 2008, before Prop 8 put a stop to the ceremonies.




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Ladies In Love

Oct 17, 2009 02:00 PM

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New American Idol judge Ellen DeGeneres took Portia de Rossi to Madeo for a romantic evening out on Friday. True love! Are they the only happy Hollywood couple out there? Okay, I guess there's Brangelina. But you know these two are happier!

Those smiles are like rays of sunshine!




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