Talk about immediate spark! DeGeneres and de Rossi met in a photo shoot back in 2004. "I instantly adored her," de Rossi told CBS Sunday Morning in an October 2011 interview. "But I was very closeted and very heavy," she said of her weight. "And I thought that no one would ever love me if they knew I was gay and especially if they saw I was fat." It didn't matter to DeGeneres. "The fact that she noticed me at that point and liked who I was, was kind of significant. Yeah, it was great."