Ellen DeGeneres gushes about wife Portia de Rossi

Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi have been married since 2008.

American talk show host and comedian Ellen DeGeneres is all praise for Portia de Rossi. During an interview with ET, the Finding Dory actress was asked what kind of fish her wife would be.

The Oscar host who married the Australian-American actress in 2008, replied: "She's the prettiest fish in the ocean -- whatever that would be. She's the prettiest angelfish you've ever seen."

DeGeneres will return as the voice of the forgetful fish Dory in the sequel to the 2003 hit movie Finding Nemo. She recalled an incident where Dory's short-term memory loss might come in handy.

She said: "I was shooting my HBO special in New York, and I was taking questions from the audience. Someone stood up and I said, 'Yes, sir,' and she goes, 'I'm a ma'am.' And I [was] so embarrassed. Then, she ends up telling me the story of how me coming out saved her life. She starts crying, and it was this beautiful moment."

"You have to embrace all the moments inlife,because they all add to something that makes you a better person," DeGeneres added.