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Ellen DeGeneres - 'Ladies Home Journal' March 2009

Ellen DeGeneres - 'Ladies Home Journal' March 2009

Ellen DeGeneres sat down with Ladies’ Home Journal on the night after Barack Obama was sworn in as President and Proposition 8 passed in California, overturning the legality of gay marriage and calling into question Ellen‘s own marriage to actress Portia de Rossi. Here’s what 51-year-old talk show host shared about:

When did she feel most beautiful?: “The day I got married.” Ellen’s eyes got red and watery and she runs off. When she returns, she says: “You’re worse than Barbara Walters!…It’s just very emotional. You find the person you love, you think you’ve come this far…and anyway, I never thought I’d have a wedding, and I did, and it meant more than I imagined.”

About their biggest domestic squabble: Says de Rossi, “I do leave half-finished beverages everywhere. I usually have three cups of tea going at once. I’m Australian. That’s just what we do. And anyway, I was going to thank her in our vows, for picking up all the glasses – and say that she’d have to do that for the rest of her life. She took that on. But she’s very good about it.”

About her off-camera future: “I don’t need to be on camera. I’m not a workaholic. I love to spend time with my wife, my family, my animals…We’re looking for the right place to have a farm. Someplace like Massachusetts or Nantucket, with seasons. We could get an 1800s farmhouse with land and rescue animals. Then I’m done.”

Her thoughts on beauty: “To me it’s sad to be defined by beauty, because it’s something that goes away and changes. If you’re trying to chase that forever, you’re in trouble.” At the same time, DeGeneres adds, “as I’ve aged and matured, I just feel better about myself, more confident and more comfortable in my own skin. As that’s happened, I think I look better than I’ve ever looked, because that’s just what happens when you feel better about yourself.”

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  • sue

    i love ellen!

  • groovacious

    me too. i love ellen!
    but do they need to do that much photoshoppping?

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  • Janie

    Ellen’s amazing! She’s so honest but incredibly smart and witty! Love the woman! :)

  • Hoodie

    She’s 51?? She doesn’t look a day iver 35. Go Ellen!!

  • bella

    I love Ellen. She is honest and is herself, which is rare nowadays in Hollywood. I agree with comment #5, she does not look 51 at all.

  • shybaby

    She has beautiful skin!

  • angel

    she sure does not look 51..!
    she looks great!
    not botoxed and everything like others in hollywood.

  • angel

    she sure does not look 51..!
    she looks great!
    not botoxed and everything like others in hollywood.

  • ~m~

    Aww i love Ellen, she’s hilarious!

  • mike

    i love ellen…she always puts me in a good mood no matter what!!! :)

  • TaylorSwiftfan

    Of course she’s not going to look 51 when she’s photoshopped to the max! Just look at the neck (way too smooth) and the horrid shadow. Dead giveaways.

  • TaylorSwiftfan

    I missed her show today. Anything interesting :S

  • anonymous

    what a beautiful interview, beautiful person.

  • me

    she’s awesome-I want a farm to retire to too!

  • T

    my favorite celeb

  • boogie

    my favorite celeb too!

  • viva la vida

    Oh I didn’t know Portia was Australian!

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  • marina

    It’s sad that they decided to photophop her picture so much for the cover. She is cute as she is, natural, and great for over 50.

  • nellie

    im sorry you got your rights taken away my girl :( we will fight for 8.

  • molly

    it would be the coolest thing ever if they came to live in nantucket

  • Micah

    Ellen and Portia are beautiful together!

  • freeci

    I envy Portia. I want to have a rich girlfriend too.

  • gerard Vandenberg

    ………………….SCARES, folks?
    This honest lesbian?

  • Michelle

    Go Ellen!!! I’m so happy for you and Portia and I love watching your show!!!! Especially the episode when you went Christmas caroling with Britney!!! “It’s Britney, b***h!!! That line never gets old when you say it!!!”


  • not me

    What a beautiful woman. So happy for her. They seem to be in so much love.

  • dfkje

    She is right, I don’t understand why people are so obsessed with beauty. For example the Aishwarya rai post, everyone came running trying to claim her “the most beautiful women in the world” & then you got all the Angelina fans saying no that Angelina was “the most beautiful women in the world”. It’s crazy how they were arguing over something so stupid, are people that vain & obsessed with looks.

  • Polo

    Ellen is a good role model! Love her.

  • Reality calling

    Sorry, she has had work done. Watch the Movie “Ed TV”. Her lids were drooping. I think she’s great but she should be COMPLETELY honest.

  • Reality calling

    Sorry, but she has had her eyes done at least. Watch her in Ed TV- her lids were drooping. I like her a lot but she should be COMPLETELY honest.

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