She reacted to their break-up with dignity, and won sole custody of their six children.
She then continued being a beacon of hope, saying the American people were “bigger than any President.” The popular TV host and LGBT advocate has talked about the fear she felt before coming out.
Angelina Jolie refused to marry her now ex-husband Brad Pitt until same-sex marriage was legalised in the US.
In 2014, the A-Lister also announced her support for their child to self-identify.
She may have lost the presidential election, but her pro-trans stance won her credit, as did her decision to celebrate moves forward for LGBT people in her concession speech.
The former Secretary of State and First Lady openly admits that she has “evolved” on the issue of same-sex marriage, and the Human Rights Campaign noted her raft of LGBT policy pledges as it supported her for President.
She also conducted all 11 interviews in The Trans List, a powerful HBO documentary starring Laverne Cox and Caitlyn Jenner.