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Portia de Rossi has been married to Ellen DeGeneres since August 16, 2008. They have been married for 11.2 years.

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Portia de Rossi

Entertainment - Actress

Why Famous: Arrested Development, Ally McBeal, TV shows

Age: 46 (b. 1/31/1973)

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Ellen DeGeneres

Entertainment - Comedian

Why Famous: The Ellen Degeneres Show

Age: 61 (b. 1/26/1958)

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Relationship Timeline

Event Start Date Length
Dating 12/2004 3.4 years
Engaged 5/2008 3.5 months
Married 8/16/2008 11.2 years
 Total14.9 years

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Where and/or how did Portia de Rossi and Ellen DeGeneres meet?

They met in 1999 at a red carpet event.

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Other Relationship Information about Portia de Rossi and Ellen DeGeneres:

They are engaged and planning a wedding for 2008. They bought a compound in the Hollywood hills for 40 million dollars so they that they can have their privacy.

They went to Rome for their pre-honeymoon.

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Classic Quotes by Portia de Rossi and Ellen DeGeneres about their relationship:

"Yeah, she's the one. She is the one... I don't know how I could find a better fit... I think we were destined to be together. It feels that way. It feels like we've known each other for years... she's amazing." Ellen DeGeneres 2007
"The love we felt from the people surrounding us, and the love we have for each other, made this the most beautiful and emotional day, and one that we'll never forget." Portia de Rossi 8/16/2008
"I think the most beautiful thing about this relationship is that she makes me better." Ellen DeGeneres 08/2008
"When I met her, I just was so attracted to her and just wanted to be around her, but I was in a different stage. The scared stage. I was on "Ally McBeal", and I couldn't imagine living as an openly gay woman. And to be with Ellen meant that I would have to overcome a lot of my fears. So a few years passed, and I wasn't going to let that opportunity pass me by again. She's everything to me." Portia de Rossi 08/2008
"I think until you're married, you don't know. You can have a commmitment in your heart, but there's something about getting married." Ellen DeGeneres
"I'm the luckiest girl in the world." Ellen DeGeneres 12/2008
On the passage of Proposition 8, banning same-sex marriages: "I have very strong hope and faith that it will turn around. I don't think people will really get what this is about...When they do, it'll switch around." Ellen DeGeneres 1/2009
"We have our anniversary of when we first got together, then Christmas, her birthday, my birthday, and Valentine's Day. So by the end of that whole thing, we're exhausted." Portia de Rossi 2/2009
"[Having a child is] something we would never take lightly. It's a lot of work and we realize that." Ellen DeGeneres 2/2009
"There are times when I think I'd be really selfish not to adopt a child. It'd be great to spend our lives with somebody, a little child that really needs a home." Portia de Rossi 2007
"People always ask me if it's different kissing a guy than a girl, and I have to say that it is, because of the beard burn. My God! That really hurts...I'm not advocating any particular lifestyle, but I'm just saying: When Ellen and I make out, there's no pain involved." Portia de Rossi 3/2009
"I honestly don't know how to make Ellen laugh, but I end up doing it anyway. At least three, four times a day, she'll just stop and laugh at me. I hope that's a good thing. I always just put it down to the fact that I'm Australian and I speak funny." Portia de Rossi

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