DWTS producers are keeping close tabs on the Israeli version, which is about to feature the first same-sex pairing in any of the international show's editions. If that goes well, we could see a similar move in the U.S.
Portia, who's been making the chat show rounds to promote her new book, Unbearable Lightness, said that she's now in a place in her life where she is "more honest and open about my sexuality."
"Being with Ellen has encouraged me to help people if I possibly can," she said. "I felt like there was this horrible time in my life and I wanted to come clean about it. It's my second coming out."