Ellen and Portia started officially dating in 2004.
They were in love minutes after recognizing how they felt about one another, and they needed to tidy up their private lives as soon as possible. They were both in relationships with others during the photo shoot. Alexandra Hedison had been dating Ellen for four years.
Portia was dating someone, too. For nearly two years, she was seeing director Francesca Gregorini. Their relationships were difficult to conclude because of their mutual dependencies. However, it had to be done so that Ellen and Portia could begin their trip.