Ellen De Generes hasn’t always been a lesbian, and while that fact may not come as a shocker to most people, did you know that she almost married college heartthrob Ben Heath back in her younger days?
She wasn’t old enough, but she could talk her way in.
We’d go up there and go dancing, do the bump to the old David Bowie songs, that kind of stuff.
Obviously, she was a lot of fun — her wit and humor, she always had that.
That kept things alive, kept the conversation good.” reported the relationship between Ben Heath and Ellen De Generes is no secret as Ellen has already spoken to reporters about it in the past.
It turns out that, at the time, not only did Ellen not know she was a lesbian, she was so smitten with Ben that she badly wanted to marry him.
“I wanted to marry Ben desperately,” the talk show host shared, continuing, “I’m sure I’d have a nice place with Ben somewhere, and we’d have kids, and I wouldn’t have known.
I could have chosen to live my life in a way just to fit into society. Why should you live your life in a way just to fit in with society?
It’s a brave move to come out of the closet, but is always a good move as living a lie is not a good option.
For Ben’s part, he said in the interview that he wasn’t surprised at all when Ellen De Generes came out as gay in 1997 as his relationship with her, while intense, was totally not intimate or physical and that the two would have remained friends if Ellen wouldn’t have moved away.
, saying she considered it "strange" to be gay at the time, mostly because she didn't know of any other high profile, notable lesbians that were "out" at the time."I just didn't want to be a lesbian," de Rossi said.
"I'd never met one for a start and I just thought they were strange and that they hated men and they were very serious and I had these ridiculous images in my head and there were no out celebrities or politicians or anybody that I could look to and go, 'Oh, I could be like that.' There was nobody that I could say, 'I could date her and I want to be like her.' I just kind of thought I don't want to live like this.