Sunday 23 July 2017

'Fitting in is not all that matters' - Ellen DeGeneres gives touching speech at Teen Choice Awards

Ellen DeGeneres accepts the choice comedian award at the Teen Choice Awards at the Galen Center on Sunday, Aug. 16, 2015, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP)
Ellen DeGeneres accepts the choice comedian award at the Teen Choice Awards at the Galen Center on Sunday, Aug. 16, 2015, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP)
Freya Drohan

Freya Drohan

Ellen DeGeneres dedicated her Teen Choice Award win to wife Portia de Rossi as she picked up the prize on their seventh wedding anniversary.

The tv host was awarded the 'Choice Comedian' at the star studded ceremony in Los Angeles' Galen Theatre last night.

Television host Ellen DeGeneres (L) and wife, actress Portia De Rossi, arrive at the 2015 Teen Choice Awards in Los Angeles, California, United States August 16, 2015.
Television host Ellen DeGeneres (L) and wife, actress Portia De Rossi, arrive at the 2015 Teen Choice Awards in Los Angeles, California, United States August 16, 2015.

Winning the award on her seventh wedding anniversary, the comedienne dedicated the accolade to her spouse.

In her acceptance speech, Ellen (57) said, "'It feels good to be chosen, but there was a time in my life where I was not chosen - I was the opposite of chosen because I was different."

 ''And I think I want to make sure that everyone knows that what makes you different right now makes you stand out later in life, so you should be proud of being different. You should be proud of who you are.

 ''The most important thing I want to say is, just really embrace who you are because being unique is very, very important, and fitting in is not really all that matters. It's being unique and being who you are.''

Signing off, the chat show presenter looked at Portio (42) and concluded, ''And what an amazing day this is. This is my seven-year wedding anniversary, so happy anniversary. It's yours, too.''

Ellen DeGeneres, left, and Portia de Rossi arrive at the Teen Choice Awards at the Galen Center on Sunday, Aug. 16, 2015, in Los Angeles.
Ellen DeGeneres, left, and Portia de Rossi arrive at the Teen Choice Awards at the Galen Center on Sunday, Aug. 16, 2015, in Los Angeles.

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