Ellen DeGeneres is a comedian who has starred in two television sitcoms (Ellen and The Ellen Show), created the talk show The Ellen DeGeneres Show in 2003, and hosted multiple awards shows. DeGeneres came out as a lesbian on The Oprah Winfrey Show in 1997, and shortly after that, her Ellen character came out as well. Ellen has been in several high-profile relationships, having dated Anne Heche and Alexandra Hedison, and she started dating actress Portia de Rossi in 2004, marrying her in 2008. The couple don’t have any children, but both Portia de Rossi and Ellen DeGeneres are passionate animal advocates and are vegan.