Ellen DeGeneres has opened up about her bond with Portia de Rossi. The Oscar host married the Australian-American actress in 2008 at their home in Beverly Hills after the state of California lifted its ban on same-sex marriages.
During an interview with Good Housekeeping, the 59-year-old gushed about her wife. She said: "Portia understands me completely. In our vows, she recited a quote — 'It is good to be loved. It is profound to be understood' — and to me, that's everything. What 'I love you' really means is 'I understand you,' and she loves me for everything that I am. She supports me and makes me happy."
Adding on, she also talked about her experience about coming out about her sexuality in 1997. She said: "When I was coming out, someone gave me the Martha Graham quote, 'There is only one of you in all time.' You're unique, and you're supposed to be," she added.
"It's not up to you to try to change it or question it. You're supposed to be exactly who you are. I took in that message. I always remember it. It's not up to me to question why, who or how I am. I just accept who I am, and I don't judge myself," DeGeneres said.
Meanwhile, the couple have repeatedly denied reports that they are trying to hide their marital problems. Portia told ET: "We're just really good friends and we talk about everything, and we never ever, ever lie to each other, like, not even the tiniest lies. And she's the only person I want to hang out with. Like, she is my best friend and I just want to be with her all the time."