Ellen De­Generes hit ‘rock bot­tom’ after she was made fun of for com­ing out

Kuwait Times - - LIFESTYLE -

The 58-year-old talk show host was the “punch line of a lot of cruel jokes” when she came out but is feel­ing more pos­i­tive about life now. She told the new is­sue of OUT mag­a­zine: “I was the punch line of lots of jokes. I laughed at some, but I re­alised there’s some­body on the other side of them. It’s cruel. I’ve never liked mean com­edy, but that be­came even more im­por­tant to me after I was the brunt of it. “If this isn’t an ex­am­ple of ‘it gets bet­ter,’ I don’t know what is. Time is a strange thing. I was at rock bot­tom and out of money, with no work in sight, but one step at a time, it gets bet­ter. It gets much bet­ter than bet­ter.” Mean­while, Ellen pre­vi­ously ad­mit­ted she “can’t imag­ine” not be­ing mar­ried to Por­tia de Rossi. She shared: “There’s no best part [about be­ing mar­ried]. It’s ev­ery­thing. I can’t imag­ine not be­ing mar­ried. I have my best friend, the per­son I want to spend time with more than any­body else in the world. “Por­tia and I con­stantly say to each other, ‘We are so lucky.’ Some­times it’s ly­ing in bed at night be­fore I go to sleep, and I just say thank you to what­ever, who­ever is out there. Our pri­or­i­ties are each other too. If we had kids, then I’m sure they would be, but we are. And that’s im­por­tant.” Ellen feels very set­tled hav­ing the 43-year-old ac­tress by her side. She added: “I think the word ‘love’ is thrown around, like, ‘I love you’ is great to hear, but you want to feel it. “You want to feel that you’re un­der­stood, and they know ex­actly who you are, and they know how to take care of you ... I’ve got­ten to a place where I re­ally am just set­tled. Re­ally. I know that I’m not go­ing any­where. She’s not go­ing any­where.”

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