They will celebrate their eighth wedding anniversary on 16 August.
When asked about her commitments towards serving the interests of the gay community, the TV host said: "I don't feel a responsibility to any group of people for any reason, I feel a responsibility as a human being with a big platform to represent kindness and compassion and equality and that's got nothing to do with the fact that I happen to be gay." "I don't wake up in the morning and go, 'I'm gay let's go'.
"We drove around in a car because we weren't supposed to be seen together," the 58-year-old said during the interview."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.'' and she "had to hide her sexuality.""I felt very scrutinized for just being a woman and an actress playing this kind of sexy role, because I didn't really feel like that.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.