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EXCLUSIVE: Portia de Rossi Talks TGIT Date Nights With Wife Ellen DeGeneres

by Raphael Chestang 2:35 PM PDT, March 16, 2016
Playing EXCLUSIVE: Portia de Rossi Talks TGIT Date Nights With Wife Ellen DeGeneres

Scandal star Portia de Rossi tells ET that her wife, Ellen DeGeneres, has given up on digging for show secrets.

"She's a big fan of the show, so she wants to see it with everybody else," de Rossi told ET at PaleyFest on Tuesday night.

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According to the actress, though, the couple's TGIT date nights seem to be a bit smoother when DeGeneres watches Scandal separate from her. Since she is on the series, de Rossi says she can't help but watch with a critical eye and sometimes gets shushed for making comments related to the program.

"Recently, she's watched it separately from me, which is also really fun," de Rossi said. "It's nice when she can watch it as a fan, and not me watching it as a critical actor."

The show had plenty to be happy about on Tuesday, as they received an early renewal for season six, which they got to celebrate with fans at the festival. While interacting with viewers, Tony Goldwyn got some feedback that not everyone is happy with bachelor President Fitz having romps in the White House.

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"They don't mind Olivia sleeping with all kinds of different men, but for some reason, when Fitz does it, it's definitely not OK," he told ET.

And while Kerry Washington loves interacting with fans, the actress made it clear that she only wants to talk about her work. Still, she anticipates the personal questions will keep rolling in.

"I don't imagine it will [stop]," she told ET with a smile. "That's not really how this business works."

Scandal airs Thursdays at 9 p.m. ET/PT on ABC.

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