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Back in the day, Ellen DeGeneres feared that the world would not joyfully embrace her if she came out as a lesbian, and as such she made public appearances with masculine actor Johnathon Schaech. In the mid-'90s, when Ellen's sitcom was on TV, she and Schaech posed as couples do on the red carpet three different times, including at the 1995 SAG Awards. Then in 1997, DeGeneres opened up about her sexuality, and she has since married Portia de Rossi.

Ellen, beard-free and happy with her wifey.
Ellen, beard-free and happy with her wifey.
Sources: h/t Jezebel