Newlyweds Portia De Rossi and Ellen DeGeneres have become vegans – because they both love animals so much.
Former Arrested Development star De Rossi reveals she and her wife went meat and dairy-free late last year – and De Generes’ healthy diet choice is already paying off for her.
The actress explains, “We just made that shift in our lives. The benefit of it is weight loss. For her more than me. Her body responded to it very well. It is amazing.
“We are just both very happy. It feels like such a compassionate choice. We are such animal lovers, why stop short of cows and chickens? It didn’t make any sense.”
And De Rossi admits she and her wife have been working towards becoming vegans since their very first date.
She adds, “When Ellen and I first got together I was wearing fur and Ellen was wearing very expensive Italian calfskin leather. She was giving me a hard time about wearing the fur and I said, ‘Why is a fox any more important than a cow?’
“We took that idea and went all the way with it. We are doing what we can.”