Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi are
among the 15 couples on Forbes' annual World's Most Powerful Couples
The list, which is topped by President
Barack Obama and Michelle Obama, ranks
the couple at number six, after Hollywood couple Brad Pitt and
Angela Jolie and before Yahoo! CEO Marissa Mayer and Zachary Bogue.
Forbes ranks DeGeneres at 51 on its
World's Most Powerful Women list.
to the magazine, the 55-year-old comedian and host of The
Ellen DeGeneres Show is worth an estimated $53 million.
DeGeneres and de Rossi married in
California in 2008, one of the many high-profile weddings which took
place in the state that summer before voters approved Proposition 8,
which overturned a California Supreme Court decision legalizing such
Sunday, Netflix released the fourth season of Arrested
Development, which originally
aired on Fox. De Rossi, 40, reprises the role of Lindsay Funke in
Angeles Confidential, de
Rossi said that marrying DeGeneres changed their relationship.
were together for four solid years before we got married, but the
minute we said 'I do,' the minute we stood up in front of our parents
and our friends and committed to each other, our relationship
changed,” she said. “I don't think people understand how
important that little ceremony is and what it actually does to
people. To my mother, instead of thinking of our relationship as a
little bit less than my brother and his wife's relationship in some
way, it made them instantly equal in her mind, and Ellen became her
daughter rather than someone that I was with or dating. It just made
it more like family, and our commitment to each other just