When Ellen DeGeneres first came out in 1997, the response was a media firestorm. DeGeneres rocked Hollywood's core as she became one of the most high-profile and visible gay entertainers in the world. And ever since her brave share, the public has held an unwavering interest in her sex life. Over the years, DeGeneres has had several girlfriends since coming out, as her dating life was no longer off limits. Although many believe DeGeneres's career struggled from the revelation of her sexual orientation, she has made a stark and profound comeback over the last 20 years. Now married to Portia de Rossi, DeGeneres is one of the fiercest gay rights advocates in entertainment history.
Still, DeGeneres's sex life remains the focus for some. And with plenty of NSFW antics on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, the comedian has made it relatively easy to take a look into her personal life. While Ellen can definitely make you laugh, she may also be able to win over your heart in the process. Although when you think of DeGeneres, your first thought may not be sex appeal, DeGeneres is no stranger to "sexy."
So why not learn a little more about what makes people both laugh and swoon for her with some TMI facts about Ellen DeGeneres's sex life.
She Came Out In 'Time'
Ellen DeGeneres is often considered one of the most influential figures in the modern gay rights movement. In 1997, she became a trailblazer for Hollywood visibility when she officially came out across multiple platforms. DeGeneres first publicly came out in Time magazine, then on 20/20 with Diane Sawyer and on The Oprah Winfrey show, where she discussed her decision and experience in detail. The tell-all interviews generated major headlines and discussions throughout Hollywood and the culture at large.
Her Wife, Portia de Rossi, Came Out for Her
When DeGeneres and her now wife, de Rossi, began their romantic relationship, de Rossi was still intensely closeted. However, her relationship with DeGeneres encouraged de Rossi to find the courage to come out publicly. While the couple have been in a relationship since 2004, they weren't officially married until 2008.
She Loves Playing "Never Have I Ever"
One of DeGeneres's favorite pastimes is playing the especially salacious slumber party staple "Never Have I Ever." Coined as a recent DeGeneres Show trend, DeGeneres will often play the game with her celebrity guests in order to goad illicit secrets out of them. And of course DeGeneres plays along with them, giving us an insight into her own sexcapades.
She Has a Celebrity Crush on Justin Timberlake
In a not-so-newlywed game she hosted on her show with Melissa McCarthy and Ben Falcone, DeGeneres's wife, Portia de Rossi, was asked if DeGeneres has a celebrity crush. The answer was surprisingly male, and unsurprisingly Justin Timberlake.