Comedian Lily Tomlin claims in a The Washington Post profile that she never hid her sexuality.

Still, Tomlin didn't publicly acknowledge her more than four-decade relationship with Jane Wagner until recently.

Tomlin and Wagner married on New Year's Eve in New York.

“We upped and did it,” Tomlin, 75, said. “We thought we should get married because we can.”

On coming out publicly, Tomlin told the paper: “I never did not come out.”

She added that she wanted to be acknowledged for her work, not “be that gay person who does comedy.”

Acknowledged for her work she will be on Sunday, when she'll receive a Kennedy Center Honor recognizing her nearly half-century-long career.

“What I'd like to see is a big stream of gay drag artists come out as Ernestine,” she said of her hopes for her segment.