Ellen DeGeneres talks parenting, family, and coming out in interview with mother Betty

Ellen DeGeneres tells her mother, Betty, "I hope to have at least one child, if not more, and I will try to figure out the best way to do that," in an exclusive interview just posted on HRC. The star of The Ellen Show touches on a number of other topics, including her relationship to her mother ("[I]t helps that you embrace not only me but my relationship, which is a very important thing for me to share"), coming out ("I didn't realize how much pain I was holding in and how hard that is to live with because it wasn't a big deal to me"), and the challenges that gay and lesbian parents face ("You also have to know that, on some level, the kid is going to have a hard time at school, no matter where they are, because it's hard to be different growing up"). The second part of the interview will be posted February 1.

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