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She started with an announcement to the four million viewers of The Ellen De Generes Show: "Goodbye to the resolution to read," she quipped, "and hello to the resolution to be on the front cover of O in '09! The campaign was so funny, I actually hesitated to make the call that finally ended it.
But last May, during Ellen's 1,000th show, I surprised her by Skyping into the broadcast and inviting her to share this month's cover with me.
The two began dating in 2004, and four years later, in a private ceremony at their home, they married. We had some huge pop in the wall at in the morning, and then it sounded like our whole house was going to explode. Ellen: Oh yeah, because it stripped everything away. You know, if you're going to be honest with yourself, you have to admit that you go into show business wanting people to talk about you and wanting everyone to know who you are.
Despite the passage of California's Proposition 8 (which made same-sex marriage illegal in the state), the couple's union is still valid because it occurred before the November 4, 2008, vote. I don't know if a speaker blew or what—it was just this crazy loud vibration that went on forever, and I lay in bed thinking that the house was going to catch fire because there'd been an electrical short. But that also means there are going to be a whole bunch of people who don't like you. I'm sure there's somebody out there who doesn't like Betty White because she's short and has white hair.
And I am lucky: I have a chef, so it's easy for me. Oprah: Trying to do it so you stay balanced—back to that word, balance —is work. So, when I saw you at the photo shoot for the cover, what I was most struck by was the light in your eyes.
You've got to know what you're doing to get all your nutrition. Ellen: Well, of course there was a light—I was with you! Ellen: You told me you wanted to talk about this, so I was thinking about it.
Oprah: [ Laughs ] That's like when Gayle was invited to speak about self-esteem and she calls me and says, "How do I feel about self-esteem? " Next: Ellen opens up about her loving wife, Portia Oprah: And are you able to challenge other people to accept their responsibility? Yet now it's easy for me to tell other people what they're doing and how it makes me feel. Ellen: Well, sure, I want people to like me—but not at my expense.
Oprah: So once that veil lifted, did everything change?
Ellen: Well, there were lots of different veils and lots of different layers—but just to say the words was so huge for me.
Next: On becoming a vegan Ellen: I think Diane Sawyer told me she read something that said the cracks in your heart let the sun shine through. I was raised in an atmosphere of "everything's fine." But as I got older, I was like, "Well no, everything's not fine.
There is stuff that's sad." I am a really sensitive person. Ellen: I became vegan because I saw footage of what really goes on in the slaughterhouses and on the dairy farms.