Ellen DeGeneres: Career in pictures
Here's a look back at Ellen DeGeneres' work in comedy and television.
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2004 | Romance( Chris Carlson / AP / April 2, 2013 )
DeGeneres first started dating actress Portia de Rossi in 2004. The couple wed in 2008 during the four-month window gay marriage was legal in California.
DeGeneres continues to advocate for marriage equality.
She contributed $100,000 to oppose Prop. 8 when it was on the ballot in 2008, and in 2011 penned a letter along with Jane Lynch and Anne Hathaway asking President Obama to support same-sex marriage.