Portia de Rossi: The Advocate March 2010

| 9 February , 2010 | 2 Replies

You all know how much I love Ellen, I think she’s the only TV personality I’ve ever been ‘obsessed’ with (in a healthy way of course) but I just love her values and what she represents so much, she’s who I aspire to be in my everyday life, kind, compassionate and most of all fun 🙂  So when I saw that Portia was on the front cover of The Advocate, I had to post about it!  Portia (formerly Mandy Rogers as we knew her) talks about being married to Ellen, the fight for marriage equality, her book she’s writing, her eating disorder and being on Oprah!  No more quiet life for Portia!

On Marriage Equality: “I think it\’s up to us to save marriage,” she says. “Up to gay people across the country, seeing as though we\’re fighting for it so vehemently.” De Rossi has an impressive ability to marry the personal and political: “This whole thing has been a wave of excitement and hope, and then it gently falls back into despair. And then it picks us up again. Unfortunately, we\’re the ones who have to suffer this—this humiliation, really. There\’s kind of a dignity that\’s been stripped from us. Gay people are the ones who have to suffer through it—but without it, it won\’t change.”

“I think it\’s up to us to save marriage,” she says. “Up to gay people across the country, seeing as though we\’re fighting for it so vehemently.” De Rossi has an impressive ability to marry the personal and political: “This whole thing has been a wave of excitement and hope, and then it gently falls back into despair. And then it picks us up again. Unfortunately, we\’re the ones who have to suffer this—this humiliation, really. There\’s kind of a dignity that\’s been stripped from us. Gay people are the ones who have to suffer through it—but without it, it won\’t change.”


On her upcoming book: “It will deal with all the secrets that nearly killed me.” Approached by an agent at William Morris to write about eating disorders, De Rossi wasn\’t sure she could do it. Nevertheless, she\’s writing it from a firsthand perspective without the typical celebrity-assist ghostwriter. “Nobody can really get inside the anorexic\’s mind like the anorexic.”

Being on Oprah: “Being on Oprah was a very surreal moment—to go from being so closeted and so afraid to talk about my sexuality to sitting with my wife, talking about my wedding and how much I love her. To look out at that audience and see most of the audience crying—Oprah was crying! Life can take so many twists and turns. You can\’t ever count yourself out. Even if you\’re really afraid at some point, you can\’t think that there\’s no room for you to grow and do something good with your life.”

You can read the rest of Portia’s interview at The Advocate’s website, I love Ellen & Portia’s Love Story … it feels extremely real and authentic.

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Sassi
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  1. I really love them both! Especially Portia in Aressted Developement. She looks stunning!

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