It was a ridiculous thought for me to be closeted and terrified of being discovered, and then date the most famous lesbian in the world. I had such a long way to go before I could even be seen in public with a woman, much less be seen in public with that one," Portia said.Of course, years later, Portia would finally come out and eventually start dating De Generes.Portia, who for awhile, denied the fact that she was a lesbian and even stayed in a marriage to a man for 3 years, says that trying to hide her true self led to an eating disorder that nearly killed her.
I didn't want to walk past pizza restaurants because that would make me remember what it was like to eat pizza, and I was truly afraid that I was going to be overcome with the urge to binge, and if I started binging then I just wouldn't stop."What's more, Portia admits she was so scared to come out publicly that at one point, she turned down a date with her current partner, Ellen De Generes.
reports that De Generes echoed these statements in her most recent interview, which will hit newsstands December 21st, accompanied by exclusive photos of De Generes taken by Hedison at the end of November.
Page Six’s source explains that De Generes and de Rossi met nine months ago during a photo shoot and were both attracted to each other, but both women remained faithful to their girlfriends.
PHOTOS: Ellen De Generes and Portia de Rossi's House “She seems to like the person that I really am. they knew I was gay and especially if they saw I was fat,” she says.
So that kinda gave me the courage to think that maybe other people will, too,” de Rossi says. “The fact that she noticed me at that point and liked who I was, was kind of significant. Let me see if she’s got a good personality.’” The couple wed in 2008 after four years of dating. 9 at 9 a.m., De Generes also speaks with Mo Rocca about growing up with Christian Scientist parents and her rise to fame.