Ellen DeGeneres and wife, share kiss to celebrate National Coming Out Day

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Talkshow host, Ellen Degeneres has taken to social media to share a photo with her wife, Portia de Rossi celebrating the National Coming Out Day with a kiss.

Ellen Degeneres took to her Instagram page to share the photo as they take part in the annual LGBT awareness day usually observed on October 11 and 12 in some parts of the world.

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In her words, she wrote:

‘It’s the greatest gift you could give yourself. #NationalComingOutDay.’

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DeGeneres celebrated National Coming Out Day on Thursday, October 11 by giving her wife, Portia a sweet shout-out on social media.

Ellen and Portia had began dating in December 2004 while de Rossi was on the Fox sitcom, Arrested Development. And in 2008, Ellen announced on her show that she was planning on getting married to Portia.

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DeGeneres told PEOPLE in her 2016 cover story.

“Portia and I constantly say to each other, ‘We are so lucky.’ Sometimes it’s lying in bed at night before I go to sleep, and I just say thank you to whatever, whoever is out there. I’ve gotten to a place where I really am just settled. Really. I know that I’m not going anywhere. She’s not going anywhere. I’m not saying the relationship took a while; I’m saying in my life, it took a while to find this.”

While publicly coming out as gay in 1997, Ellen said:

“It was the hardest thing that I ever had to do in my life, I would not change one moment of it because it led me to be exactly where I am today.”

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