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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.So that kinda gave me the courage to think that maybe other people will, too,” de Rossi says. “The fact that she noticed me at that point and liked who I was, was kind of significant. Let me see if she’s got a good personality.’” The couple wed in 2008 after four years of dating. 9 at 9 a.m., De Generes also speaks with Mo Rocca about growing up with Christian Scientist parents and her rise to fame. De Generes graduated from Atlanta High School in May 1976, after completing her first years of high school at Grace King High School in Metairie, Louisiana. De Generes started performing stand-up comedy at small clubs and coffee houses.She moved back to New Orleans to attend the University of New Orleans, where she majored in communication studies. By 1981, she was the emcee at Clyde's Comedy Club in New Orleans.She starred in two television sitcoms, Ellen from 1994 to 1998, and The Ellen Show from 2001 to 2002.During the fourth season of Ellen in 1997, she came out as a lesbian in an appearance on The Oprah Winfrey Show., Ellen De Generes and wife Portia de Rossi recall the early stages of their relationship.Closeted at the time, de Rossi explains how De Generes helped her open up about her sexuality.