Ellen DeGeneres opens up about her battle with depression

News 18/08/2017

Ellen DeGeneres has opened up about how she was treated by Hollywood after coming out, 20 years ago.

Back in 1997 she announced she was gay on the cover of Time magazine.

After the announce her television show was cancelled and opportunities in the entertainment industry began to disappear.

"The bullying I endured after I came out made up for the lack of it during my childhood,” she told Good Housekeeping.

"It was scary and lonely. All I'd known for 30 years was work, and all of a sudden I had nothing. Plus, I was mad. It didn't feel fair — I was the same person everyone had always known."

"I moved out of L.A., went into a severe depression, started seeing a therapist and had to go on antidepressants for the first time in my life.” 

"Eventually I started meditating, working out and writing again, and I slowly started to climb out of it.”

“I can't believe I came back from that point. I can't believe where my life is now."

This week Ellen and her wife, Portia celebrated their ninth wedding anniversary. 

Congrats Ellen and Portia!