De Rossi let photographs taken of her with Gregorini over the course of their two-year relationship, during which they lived for a time together in Vancouver, do the talking for her.
So there's that." Then they saw each other again at a photo shoot in early 2005, and "she took my breath away," de Rossi recalled.
The pair began dating in December 2004 after splitting from their previous partners - Ellen had been in a relationship with photographer Alexandra Hedison, while De Rossi dated Francesca Gregorini, daughter of former Bond girl Barbara Bach.
Australian-born De Rossi, who was born Amanda Lee Rogers, launched to fame playing ice queen Nell in Ally Mc Beal and also starred in the critically-acclaimed comedy Arrested Development, which was cancelled in 2006.
I have my best friend, the person I want to spend time with more than anybody else in the world."She and Portia remained as devoted to each other as ever, she said, and they readily put in the work that any committed relationship requires."Our priorities are each other too," De Generes said.
"If we had kids, then I'm sure they would be, but we are.