Not everyone finds that best friend: Ellen DeGeneres on wife Portia de Rossi
From her Emmy-winning talk show, to ED by Ellen, her line of clothing, accessories and home goods, DeGeneres is the first to admit her life is blessed.tv Updated: Oct 20, 2016 17:51 IST
Funnywoman Ellen DeGeneres has opened up about her journey to happiness with partner Portia de Rossi.
From her Emmy-winning talk show, to ED by Ellen, her line of clothing, accessories and home goods, DeGeneres is the first to admit her life is blessed.
“I’m grateful for everything. I’m grateful for my health, and I’m so grateful for the love in my life,” she told People magazine.
“Because not everybody finds that. Not everybody finds that best friend.”
Having married Arrested Development actor Portia de Rossi in 2008, DeGeneres, 58, insists she has learned to never take their relationship for granted.
“Portia and I constantly say to each other, ‘We are so lucky.’ Sometimes it’s lying in bed at night before I go to sleep, and I just say thank you to whatever, whoever is out there,” she said.
Today, a dear friend and the man who officiated our wedding, Dr Wayne Dyer, passed away pic.twitter.com/v2AyzyOuZH— Portia de Rossi (@portiaderossi) August 30, 2015
“I’ve gotten to a place where I really am just settled. Really. I know that I’m not going anywhere. She’s not going anywhere. I’m not saying the relationship took a while; I’m saying in my life, it took a while to find this.”
When it comes to love, you get what you give, DeGeneres added.
“I think you can’t expect someone to treat you a certain way. Whatever it is, if you’re getting a lot of negative energy or anger, you have to say, ‘Why am I getting this? Am I doing something to create it?’ And if the answer is honestly no, then get out of that situation.”
Now living in LA with their three dogs and three cats, the couple have always strived to put their marriage first despite their busy careers.
“Our priorities are each other too,” she said. “If we had kids, then I’m sure they would be, but we are. And that’s important.”
When asked about the best part about being married, DeGeneres said, “There’s no best part. It’s everything. I can’t imagine not being married. I have my best friend, the person I want to spend time with more than anybody else in the world.”
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First Published: Oct 20, 2016 17:51 IST