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Closeted at the time, de Rossi explains how De Generes helped her open up about her sexuality.PHOTOS: Ellen De Generes and Portia de Rossi's House “She seems to like the person that I really am. they knew I was gay and especially if they saw I was fat,” she says.

Although there had been even rumors claiming NBC had discouraged the talented comedian from discussing her personal life on the hit daytime program, Ellen made sure to thank her girlfriend after winning Outstanding Talk Show Host at the 2006 Daytime Emmys by proclaiming: “Portia, I love you.” On May 16 2008, after the California Supreme Court overthrew the ban on same-sex marriage, Ellen announced on her show that she and Portia were going to make it official and walk down the aisle together.

Three months later, on August 16, the ladies wed in front of 19 guests in an intimate ceremony at their Beverly Hills home.

MORE: Ellen De Generes Jokes She's Pregnant on Instagram — See Her Funny Baby Bump Pic! [Ellen] and Portia are breaking up," the insider added.

Now, Ellen is focusing on how to protect her whopping $360 million fortune in the divorce.

While sparks didn’t fly initially, Portia felt an intense chemistry upon seeing the talk show host a few years later in 2004.

"I ran into Ellen at a photo shoot and she took my breath away.

, the 59-year-old talk show host doesn't want to end the relationship but Portia, 44, is sick of Ellen's "controlling behavior." MORE: Who is Ellen De Generes' Brother? "Bottom line, Portia feels Ellen didn’t let her be herself or develop her acting career more," an insider told the magazine, adding Portia feels overshadowed by Ellen's success.

"She said she needs to break free or she’s going to snap." "Portia’s ring has been off for a while now, and though she would occasionally slip it on to show Ellen she was trying, that’s over now... It’s just a matter of time before the whole world knows," the source continued.

If Portia plays her cards right, Ellen will give her whatever she wants." Check out the gallery to see a timeline of Ellen and Portia's romance!

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