As two actresses coming to terms with their own sexuality, Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi crossed paths almost as if fate had brought them together. Both coming out of complicated relationships, the two found solace in each other in 2004, before getting hitched four years later. However, even though they are prominent in the public eye, DeGeneres and de Rossi have quite an extensive relationship history – one which is littered with peculiar tidbits and scandalous secrets. Here are 20 facts that shine an even bigger spotlight onto this already high-profile marriage.
20. There’s a substantial age gap
They say age is just a number, and Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi are proving that fact. DeGeneres happens to be 59 years old, but de Rossi is 44 – meaning there’s a 15-year gap between the two lovebirds. However, it certainly isn’t deterring them.
19. They bought the same house twice
Yes, after selling their Hollywood Hills home to Jodie Foster’s now wife, Alexandra Hedison, in 2007, they decided they wanted it back again in 2014 – purchasing the house not once, but twice in in the space of a decade. Indecisive, ladies?