Hold the phone, Ellen DeGeneres' wife, Portia de Rossi was married before...to a man?! Oh and gets better, her ex husband, Mel Metcalfe stole her brother's wife and married her. Talk about dysfunctional.
De Rossi writes about her family drama in her new memoir: 'Unbearable Lightness: A Story of Loss and Gain.' De Rossi says she was married from 1196 to 199 when her husband left her. "When my husband left me, my brother moved in to my place... My husband ran off with his wife, so we kept each other company and we liked to go out for margaritas and Mexican food to commiserate," she writes in the book.
"He had married his longtime girlfriend, Renee, just before leaving Australia and the two newlyweds moved into an apartment in the same Melrose Place-style complex that was home to me and Mel."
Looking back she said she should have known what was going on with her ex and sister in law.
"The fact that Renee would wear skimpy, lacy underwear clearly visible underneath her oversized, gaping overalls should have indicated to my brother and me that a personal partnership was also forming, but when Mel left me and Renee suddenly sabotaged her marriage to my brother to be with Mel, Brother and I were left idiotically scratching our heads in disbelief."
Meanwhile, de Rossi was dealing with her personal struggles and the emerging feeling that she was a lesbian.
"By the end of our first year together, despite my desire to be attracted to him, my latent fear of my real sexuality was simmering and about to boil," Portia said.
"I was almost positive I was gay. So I married him."
She says she accepted the fact she was gay after her 1999 divorce. Worked out, now she's married to Ellen and they are one of the most famous lesbian couples in the world.
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