Actress Portia de Rossi on Coming Out: 'I Didn't Want To Be Gay'

Wife of Ellen DeGeneres reveals coming to terms with sexuality was a major struggle.
1:42 | 11/02/13

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Transcript for Actress Portia de Rossi on Coming Out: 'I Didn't Want To Be Gay'
Portions -- Rossi famed for her stunning looks and sparkling wit -- -- this. And the east is opening up in a candid interview with the British TV says hi Amanda date had and that I -- I still -- -- on -- just didn't wanna be a lesbian de Rossi appeared on to -- -- that conversation. In the interview she said she never even met a lesbian. And couldn't see the possibility of living -- an openly gay woman. So I just thought well I don't want to live like. Seattle I don't have to I don't need to. Joseph Rossi says some of the worst moments came during her time on hit show Allie McBeal when her desire to hide her sexuality -- lead to the eating disorder. It's on her go from a 125. Pounds. To 82 pounds. Then back up to 168. Pounds I think that kept me company. With my eating disorder -- Rossi said she thought she'd be safe -- icy professional attorney Nell Porter. But suddenly her character was stripping off and trying to sleep other -- something and made her feel deeply uncomfortable. Very courageous or not just to be out. But to express that she went through earlier in her life. The actor is now married to talk show host and comedian Ellen DeGeneres says embracing her true -- Is part of what helped her regain her life and her health because of people element -- kids are seeing a different world out there. The de Rossi says she finally learn that her self esteem dependent on how she looked -- she was always going to be insecure if that was the case -- she switched her focus. To what she could do and say and contribute to the world she's such a beautiful woman -- -- -- now lately you know good for them.

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