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Portia de Rossi comes clean with her secrets in her new book

By Greg Hernandez

HollywoodNews.com: Portia de Rossi’s new book, “Unbearable Lightness: A Story of Loss and Gain,” is getting all kinds of coverage and I’m happy to see such an articulate out woman on Oprah for the hour and now on the cover of People.

(It’s a bit of a pity that Portia’s book is out the same week as Ricky Martin’s since it relegated him to a cover photo in the upper corner of People. But hey! They are both great stories and great stars who are at a place where they can really speak their truth and be so thoughtful and articulate about their journeys).

I had no idea how bad Portia’s anorexia was (she was at one point at 82 pounds and got quite ill). She was on Ally McBeal at the time and says there was much pressure to be thin but she took things to an extreme by going on a diet of 300 calories a day.

She went into treatment and recovered and a lot of good things started to happen like meeting future wife Ellen DeGeneres:

“I met Ellen when I was 168 pounds and she loved me,” Portia tells the mag. “She only saw the person inside. My two biggest fears, being fat and being gay, when realized, led to my greatest joy.”

“I still don’t like my thighs,” she adds. “But I’m not going to do anything to compromise my health or my sanity to change them. I don’t want to have secrets anymore. I don’t want to have a darkness that I feel that I should be ashamed of. And going forward now, without having anything to hide, the future looks pretty bright.”

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