Portia De Rossi thinks Ellen Degeneres looks beautiful whatever her weight.

The outspoken 'American Idol' judge has revealed her actress wife adores her unconditionally and often tells her she wouldn't even care if she piled on the pounds - because Portia prefers Ellen to be curvy rather than skinny.

Ellen said: "She loves me no matter what. Whenever I feel bad about myself, or if I'm in a period where I'm not working out, she's constantly telling me that she doesn't notice, that I look beautiful. She'll say, 'I think you could gain 10 more pounds.'

"She would rather have me heavier than thinner, and she really hates that I ever doubt myself. She loves how I look. She wants me to be happy and never think about it."

The 52-year-old openly-gay comedienne believes she has been able to avoid a lot of Hollywood's pressures to stay thin because of her stand-up routines.

She added to America's Shape magazine: "Either I wasn't that stereotypical beautiful girl or they just gave up on me. I was just funny. That's what I was. I never thought I was supposed to dress a certain way or be a certain size. I never put that pressure on myself, and no one ever put it on me."