Ellen DeGeneres says she's the next
DeGeneres and wife Portia De Rossi
appeared on the CBS magazine Sunday
De Rossi said her wife had helped her
accept her sexual orientation.
“She seems to like the person that I
really am,” De Rossi said. “So that kind of gave me the courage
to think that maybe other people will, too. And that includes being
gay and being very open about it and having had some struggles in the
“I instantly adored her. But I was
very closeted and very heavy,” De Rossi added.
When DeGeneres is asked what see saw in
De Rossi, she joked: “A really fat girl. She was fat. I mean,
that's the first thing I thought. I was like, 'Wow, she's fat!
Lemme talk to her. Lemme see if she's a good personality.'”
On being a gay talk show host: “I
don't think it's the first adjective people think about when they
think about me. I think – you know, almost, my dancing has
overtaken the gayness. I think it's gonna be dancing talk show host,
you know, who's gay.”
And when asked, “Are you the next
Oprah?” DeGeneres answered, “Yes.”