Ellen DeGeneres is silencing tabloid noise that her marriage to Portia de Rossi is on the fritz.
Over the years, the comedienne has spoken out time and time again in response to rumors pitting the longtime lovebirds against each other. But as her most recent interview with People indicates, there’s no nasty divorce battle here, and in fact, Ellen and Portia are stronger than ever.
“There’s no best part [about being married.]It’s everything,” DeGeneres admitted. “I can’t imagine not being married. I have my best friend, the person I want to spend time with more than anybody else in the world.”
The talk show host, 58, married the 43-year-old Scandal actress back in 2008, four years after they officially became a couple.
Of making her marriage to “best friend” de Rossi work, Ellen continued, “Portia and I constantly say to each other, ‘We are so lucky.’ Sometimes it’s lying in bed at night before I go to sleep, and I just say thank you to whatever, whoever is out there.”
“I’ve gotten to a place where I really am just settled. Really. I know that I’m not going anywhere. She’s not going anywhere. I’m not saying the relationship took a while; I’m saying in my life, it took a while to find this,” she added.
With exceptionally demanding professional lives, the Finding Dory star revealed it’s crucial to go the extra mile in making each other feel special.
“Our priorities are each other too,” DeGeneres said. “If we had kids, then I’m sure they would be, but we are. And that’s important.”
She explained, “I think the word ‘love’ is thrown around, like, ‘I love you’ is great to hear, but you want to feel it,. You want to feel that you’re understood, and they know exactly who you are, and they know how to take care of you…”
Cue the Awws!