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Oprah Listens Intently as Ellen + Portia Share Their Lesbian Love Story

Yesterday, while Ellen DeGeneres was hosting her own television show, she was also appearing — at the same, in some markets! — on Oprah, promoting her O magazine cover. But that wasn’t the only thing she was doing: She was revealing how she and Portia de Rossi fell in love. Awww!

If you’re the type who gets gushy over love stories, you’ll want to watch the below clip. If you hate seeing other people’s happiness, skip it. But as de Rossi acknowledges, while it may have been love at first sight, a little thing called “Hollywood’s closet” got in the way. In the beginning.