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Ellen DeGeneres’ Wife Portia De Rossi: I Weighed 82 Lbs While Battling Anorexia

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Portia de Rossi is set to make a stunning admission on Monday’s Oprah, RadarOnline.com has learned. Ellen DeGeneres‘ actress wife once weighed only 82 pounds!

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Portia has addressed her battle with anorexia previously, but never on TV and never in such detail.

“I wasn’t that proud of it,” Portia told Oprah.  “But it was certainly a recognition for my self control.  I definitely had some pretty amazing willpower to get down to 82 pounds.  And that’s what I was holding on it.  I didn’t think of anything else.”

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The Australian-born de Rossi explained that her anxiety over being gay in Hollywood contributed to her weight issues.  It was during her four seasons on Ally McBeal (1998-2002) that the eating disorder took hold.

Oprah also got the Arrested Development star to confess to some of the fears she had about coming out that even Ellen didn’t know.

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Portia and Ellen were married in August, 2008 during the time when same-sex marriages were legal in California. Portia recently changed her last name to DeGeneres but will continue as de Rossi professionally.

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