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Ellen DeGeneres: My LA home is my 'sanctuary'

Ellen DeGeneres: My LA home is my 'sanctuary'

Ellen DeGeneres' Los Angeles home is her "sanctuary".

The 58-year-old talk show host enjoys taking time away from the spotlight with her wife Portia de Rossi at their home in California.

She said: "That's our sanctuary. When we're there, we hike a lot and she has horses that she rides ...

"Portia and I have this joke that if we're lying in bed and quiet for a little while, I'll say, 'What are you thinking about?' And she says, 'Horses.' And she says, 'What are you thinking about?' And I go, 'Houses.' Literally, any time of day, horses and houses."

And Ellen also gave an insight into what she and Portia like to do on a rare day off.

She added to People magazine: "Portia and I usually wake up around 6:30 or 7 a.m., drink coffee in bed and watch one of the morning shows.

"Then just reading, or she likes to do jigsaw puzzles. And we like walking about our property and hanging out with our dogs and just looking at the ocean. You know, relaxing."

Meanwhile, Ellen previously admitted she "can't imagine" not being married to Portia.

She said: "There's no best part [about being married]. It's everything. I can't imagine not being married. I have my best friend, the person I want to spend time with more than anybody else in the world.

"Portia and I constantly say to each other, 'We are so lucky.' Sometimes it's lying in bed at night before I go to sleep, and I just say thank you to whatever, whoever is out there. Our priorities are each other too. If we had kids, then I'm sure they would be, but we are. And that's important."