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It's adrenaline."De Rossi said she made the decision to take control over her life, and coming out helped her do just that."For me being honest about who I was, coming out, being gay, starting to day, 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."De Generes and de Rossi tied the knot in 2008, after meeting backstage at an awards show in 2004.Ellen made history when she came out as gay twenty years ago and some say she paved the way for gay celebrities and characters on television.

Keep reading to get an instant burst of love with their sweet romance.Three months later, on August 16, the ladies wed in front of 19 guests in an intimate ceremony at their Beverly Hills home.The following year, Ellen made it clear she and Portia had no plans to add to their family.It was a ridiculous thought for me to be closeted and terrified of being discovered, and then date the most famous lesbian in the world. I had such a long way to go before I could even be seen in public with a woman, much less be seen in public with that one," Portia said.Of course, years later, Portia would finally come out and eventually start dating De Generes.Ellen De Generes and Portia de Rossi reportedly first met through mutual friends back in 2001.

While sparks didn’t fly initially, Portia felt an intense chemistry upon seeing the talk show host a few years later in 2004.

August 2008 - Present After dating for four years, Ellen De Generes and Portia de Rossi were married in August, 2008, before the controversial Prop 8 (which illegalized same-sex marriage) passed in November.

, saying she considered it "strange" to be gay at the time, mostly because she didn't know of any other high profile, notable lesbians that were "out" at the time."I just didn't want to be a lesbian," de Rossi said.

"I ran into Ellen at a photo shoot and she took my breath away.

That had never happened to me in my life, where I saw somebody and [experienced] all of those things you hear about in songs and read about in poetry. They officially started dating after attending show in December 2004.

"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.