Portia De Rossi hails Ellen DeGeneres as her “idol” | Entertainment News

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Ellen DeGeneres is Portia de Rossi’s “idol”.

The ‘Arrested Development’ star gushed about his wife as she hosted her latest episode of her long-running chat show.

Portia, 49, shared a slideshow of photos on Instagram and captioned the images: “To my absolutely gorgeous, hugely talented and incredibly accomplished wife on the day of your last show. I married an icon. I have married my idol.”

Ellen opened her last show with a clip from the very first episode in 2003. She then closed the historic show with a monologue celebrating changes in LGBTQ representation in showbiz.

Ellen explained that she “wasn’t allowed to say gay” early in her television career.

She said: “I wasn’t allowed to say ‘gay.’ or “Pass the gay salt? Has anyone seen the gay remote?” Things like that, but we couldn’t say “gay”. I couldn’t say “we” because that implied I was with someone, Of course, I couldn’t say ‘woman’ and that’s because it wasn’t legal for gay people to marry – and now I say ‘woman’ all the time.

“Twenty-five years ago they canceled my sitcom because they didn’t want a lesbian to be on prime time once a week, and I said, ‘OK, then I’ll be in the daytime. every day. And that ?””

Ellen also thanked her viewers for the support they’ve shown her over the years.

She added: “I hope I was able to inspire you to make others happy and to do good in the world, to feel that you have a purpose. And I’ve said it before, but I’ll say it again: If I’ve done anything in the past 19 years, I hope I’ve inspired you to be yourself – your true, authentic self.

“And if someone is brave enough to tell you who they are, be brave enough to support them, even if you don’t understand. They show you who they are, and that’s the greatest gift anyone can have. never offer yourself. And by opening your heart and your mind, you will be much more compassionate – and compassion is what makes the world a better place.

“Thank you so much for taking this journey with me. I feel the love and I send it back to you.”

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