It's not really my personality to want to be the sexiest girl in the room," de Rossi said."I didn't like people thinking of me as a sexual being, and I was just terrified that people would know that I was gay."De Rossi said she didn't date at all at the time while she was hiding her sexuality, and had a plan to start dating once she had saved enough money to live a more private life.
The actress said her eating disorder at that time took the place of her dating life."The thing that kept me company was my eating disorder," she went on.
This made her the first openly lesbian actress to play an openly lesbian character on television."And she's the only person I want to hang out with. " In September, the 57-year-old comedian slammed tabloid reports that the two were breaking up.Like, she is my best friend and I just want to be with her all the time." "She's just so awesome! De Generes and de Rossi have been dating since 2004, and tied the knot in 2008, after the overturn of the same-sex marriage ban in California."It was like a lover, it was like somebody who never ever left me.Like a thought that would always keep me excited, interested and focused.