Why Ellen DeGeneres Divorce Rumors Made Portia de Rossi Feel ‘Accepted’

Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi have been beset by divorce rumors since they got married in 2008 — a common reality for most celebrity couples.

But de Rossi says it doesn’t truly bother her, chiefly because it means that people assure lesbian wedding in a new sun. It builds her and DeGeneres feel “accepted, ” she said.

“The divorce rumors came and then we really knew the perceptions had changed, ” she told Us Weekly at an event on Wednesday. “I’m not kidding. I know it sounds ridiculous, but when that started happening I believed,’ Oh , now we’re finally accepted.’ We get the same shit as every celebrity couple.”

She added, “That entails there is an acceptance for this.”

While she and her talk depict host spouse “avoid” divorce rumors, de Rossi said, they also try to stay away from rumors about their famous friends.

“I was at a newsstand … and there was a cover of Brad[ Pitt] and Jen[ Aniston ], ” she remembered. “I literally simply gazed at it, and I was like,’ They haven’t seen each other … How is this even a thing? I know for a fact’ … I actually took a picture of it and sent it to Ellen and said,’ Can you believe this? ’ Anyway , no, in other words, we avoid it. We don’t care.”

The two will celebrate their 10 th wedding anniversary in August.

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They marked another milestone this year: DeGeneres’ 60 th birthday, on Jan. 26. In February, De Rossi astonished her spouse on her TV demonstrate with the gift of a lifetime.

“It’s your 60 th birthday, and this gift had to be really special, and it had to represent who you are and what you really care about, ” de Rossi said. “So I combined that with the fact that — literally, guys — for, like, the last two years, Ellen has said to me,’ I feel like I’m not doing enough.’ Every day, nearly. So I set all that together, and I got you this gift.”

De Rossi then played a video clip recounting DeGeneres’ lifelong appreciation of Dian Fossey and announcing the construction of the Ellen DeGeneres Center for the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund. De Rossi then said she established the Ellen DeGeneres Wildlife Fund for her wife so she can continue her preservation efforts. DeGeneres was at a loss for terms.

“It’s the best gift, ” DeGeneres said. “When we got married, Portia’s line was,’ It’s good to be loved. It’s profound to be understood.’ And she understands me, because that is the best gift that anybody could have given me.”

Watch the sweet moment below:

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