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It's A Small World: Ellen DeGeneres Once Dated One Of Brad Pitt's Girlfriends And He Had No Clue!

Date September 13, 2019 17:04

Renowned talk show host Ellen DeGeneres officially came out as a lesbian in 1997, and it wasn't an easy experience for the comedian.

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She faced severe criticism and fell into depression. Luckily, her family strongly supported her, and she was able to express her sexuality comfortably.

The year she came out, Ellen dated Anne Heche until August 2000, after which she had an affair with Alexandra Hedison for four years. Since 2004, Ellen has been with Portia de Rossi, and they have been happily married for 11 years.

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Brad Pitt surprised Ellen on her show

Ellen is well known for surprising celebrities on her show, The Ellen DeGeneres Show. However, she got a taste of her medicine when Brad Pitt surprised her on the show as an audience.

As seen on a video on Ellen's Instagram, the show host was greeting her audience at the start of the show when she spotted Brad among the crowd.

She began stuttering and confessed to her fans that she was distracted and that was when fans seated around Brad gave him a standing ovation. Brad also stood up to clap before shouting, "Hey Ellen!"

Ellen once dated Brad's girlfriend

As the show went on, the 61-year-old invited Brad to the front as a guest, and they began reminiscing about the first time they met.

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Brad said:

"I remember a Melissa Etheridge pool party, where I think you were hitting on my girlfriend."

To which Ellen asked if she was genuinely hitting on one of his girlfriends, and that was when she dropped the bombshell.

"I actually sense that I have dated another one of your girlfriends - we'll talk about that later."

It's A Small World: Ellen DeGeneres Once Dated One Of Brad Pitt's Girlfriends And He Had No Clue!Getty Images / Ideal Image

Brad sure wasn't expecting that! It's truly a small world, after all! The true question now is who the ‘girlfriend’ is.