They loved with a love that was more than love: Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi

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The most iconic same sex couple in Hollywood, Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi completed nine years of their marriage recently. It is not easy to be the power couple and it took a long time for them to reach where they are today. Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi have been seen as ‘relationship goals’ ever since their relationship was announced in 2004. Jealous?

The couple had their first date in a car

Ellen DeGeneres is everywhere these days, and there is no surprise why. For starters, she is the host of Emmy-winning 'The Ellen DeGeneres Show', and is funny as hell! The American comedian, with her acting skills in the children's animated classic 'Finding Nemo' in which she voiced the role of Dory has made everyone love her even more! Not sure about you, but I relate to that blue tang fish (Dory) through and through!

When Ellen DeGeneres first met the actress, Portia de Rossi socially, both of them felt a connection towards each other. In their first interview as a married couple, they revealed that it was indeed love at first sight. CLIQUE! Portia de Rossi said, “I knew Ellen was the one when I first laid eyes on her, but it took me three years to actually tell her how I felt about her because I was on Ally McBeal at the time and I was not living as an openly gay person. I was closeted and very, very afraid that if I talked about being gay, it would be the end of my career, so I wasn't about to date the most famous lesbian in the world."

The sad part to this perfect couple is that things haven't always been easy for either woman. As a teenager, DeGeneres was sexually abused by her stepfather, and then after she came out, she was bullied and suffered severe depression. Also, De Rossi struggled with eating disorders. Nonetheless, both the women found happiness and contentment with each other.

The stars started seeing each other in December 2004 and after the California Supreme Court overturned the ban on same-sex marriage in 2008, DeGeneres announced on her talk show that she and de Rossi were going to get married. The secret to their strong relationship? “We're just really good friends and we talk about everything, and we never ever, ever lie to each other, like, not even the tiniest lies. And she's the only person I want to hang out with. Like, she is my best friend and I just want to be with her all the time," said Portia de Rossi in an interview.

The iconic couple, who are happy parents to their dogs, have proved that Affection is when you see someone’s strengths; love is when you accept someone’s flaws.

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