We just seem to love her more and more all of the time!
Portia de Rossi sat down for an interview on The Conversation with Amanda de Cadenet, and she talked about the tough time when she was struggling with being gay. She said:
“I just didn’t want to be a lesbian. I’d never met one for a start and I just thought they were strange and that they hated men and they were very serious and I had these ridiculous images in my head and there were no out celebrities or politicians or anybody that I could look to and go, ‘Oh, I could be like that.’ There was nobody that I could say, ‘I could date her and I want to be like her.’ I just kind of thought I don’t want to live like this. I don’t have to, I don’t need to, I just shut down the emotional life… I didn’t like people thinking of me as a sexual being, and I was just terrified that people would know that I was gay.”
It is SO sad she felt that way! And it got worse when she dwindled away to 82lbs because of an eating disorder!
But in 2004 that all changed as soon as Portia met the woman of her dreams: Ellen DeGeneres! Portia explained what changed to make her the happy, bubbly actress she is today:
“For me being honest about who I was, coming out, being gay, starting to date, that was a huge turning point for me, because I realized without changing my life, there was no point in changing the way that I ate.”
Yes! The truth will set you free!
It’s great to hear how AH-Mayzing Portia is after coming through that hard time!
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