Ellen DeGeneres is happy.
She’s got a hit talk show, will be hosting the Academy Awards soon – and, oh yeah, has a really hot, loving girlfriend in Portia de Rossi.
DeGeneres tells The Advocate in its new issue that she’s reached a different level of contentment with her actress girlfriend of two years.
“I could say the same thing I’ve said in every relationship: ‘I’m happy.’ But there’s happiness and there’s love, and then there’s completion,” the Emmy-winning talk-show host says. “It doesn’t take away from any of the relationships that I’ve had, ’cause I’ve had amazing relationships. … But I feel like I found my perfect fit.”
One of her ex fits, Anne Heche, has moved on once again recently.
One key to their happiness, says DeGeneres, is that they learn things from each other.
“She’s taught me lessons about myself, and I feel like I’ve taught her,” says DeGeneres.
“We’ve both changed and grown, and we just feel like, ‘Oh, OK, this is completion.’ “
Sort of like how Tara Conner used to feel about alcohol.
In September 2005, de Rossi told The Advocate that her relationship with DeGeneres was “very loving, peaceful,” adding, “I really feel not alone for the first time in my life.”
Sadly, the Oscars hosting gig means Ellen won’t get to walk the red carpet with de Rossi. But actually, that’s okay, says DeGeneres:
“When we’re together and she’s in her heels, I always feel like Tom Cruise next to Nicole Kidman.”