While public interest in her television series continues to be limited, the public’s interest in her personal life has taken off since she began dating Ellen De Generes in December. It’s not a passion of mine to become political in any way, but I do think it’s important to see gay men and women having big careers and very full, rich lives.”The fact that de Rossi answered the question at all — and that she used the “g” word, the first time she’s done so on the record — is the latest sign of a small but significant strategy shift in how de Rossi publicly handles her personal life.While de Rossi may not be happy with all the attention focused on her personal life, she is becoming more comfortable with it, as evidenced by her response in a recent interview with style magazine “If I told you I haven’t really thought about it, you probably wouldn’t believe me. In the past, de Rossi has consistently shied away from saying anything about her personal relationships in interviews, never officially acknowledging her well-known (in entertainment circles, at least) relationship with girlfriend Francesca Gregorini, but never denying it either."It's corny, but she's my soul mate," De Generes added."She's my everything to me and I don't know what I'd do without her." At this point, de Rossi chimed in. "That's my Valentine's Day gift." Honestly, could these two be any sweeter?" These two are total #Relationship Goals, but they clearly need to watch their backs at home!: "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." For those who haven't been keeping track: the secret to a successful marriage is no fighting, no lying, and tons of pranks!
As Tammy Lynn Michaelsquickly discovered when she and Melissa Etheridge became involved, you can’t start dating one of America’s Lesbian Sweethearts and expect to stay closeted — something de Rossi surely knew when she began dating De Generes.PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Ellen De Generes Ellen and Portia shared a sweet goodbye kiss before parting ways to continue with their days.De Generes is well-known for playing pranks on her show's guests, but did you know her mischievous games are also fair play at home?around Valentine's Day 2016, De Generes said the couple did not plan to exchange gifts on the romantic holiday. "We don't even give each other presents for Christmas or birthdays anymore.We have everything." The comedian then added a heartfelt, "Love and respect—that is all we need." Talk about aww-worthy!