Talkshow host, Ellen Degeneres has taken to social media to share photo with her wife, Portia de Rossi celebrating the National Coming Out Day with a kiss.
Ellen Degeneres took to her Instagram page to share the beautiful photo as they take part in the annual LGBT awareness day usually observed on October 11 and 12 in some parts of the world.
In her words, she wrote:
‘It’s the greatest gift you could give yourself. #NationalComingOutDay.’
DeGeneres celebrated National Coming Out Day on Thursday, October 11 by giving her wife, Portia a sweet shout-out on social media.
Ellen and Portia had began dating in December 2004 while de Rossi was on the Fox sitcom Arrested Development. And in 2008, Ellen announced on her show that she was planning on getting married to Portia.
DeGeneres told PEOPLE in her 2016 cover story.
“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. 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.”
While publicly coming out as gay in 1997, Ellen said:
“It was the hardest thing that I ever had to do in my life, I would not change one moment of it because it led me to be exactly where I am today.”
In August 2005, Portia that her relationship with DeGeneres had allowed her to overcome her fears about coming out.
Portia de Rossi said:
“My feelings for her overrode all of my fear about being out as a lesbian. I had to be with her, and I just figured I’d deal with the other stuff later. I respect her so much. She was so courageous and so loud in ’97, and now she is doing something that is more subliminal. She’s changing the world, she really is, and it’s exciting to be a part of that.”