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Introducing... Portia DeGeneres!

Introducing... Portia DeGeneres!

Portia de Rossi is now Portia Lee James DeGeneres!

The 37-year-old actress was granted a legal name change in a Los Angeles Superior Court on Thursday (September 23) and has taken the name of her wife, Ellen DeGeneres.

Portia, who filed the request last month, married Ellen back in August of 2008.

The AP notes that neither Ellen nor Portia attended the hearing, but name changes are routinely granted.

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  • Courtney

    Is Porticia stupid or something usually established stars don’t take their partners name accept in private. otherwise it’s an inside joke that they don’t exactly like Joanne Woodward never took Paul Newman’s last name though was always called Ms Newman in private and hated it. granted that era was totally different.

  • on

    Aaaw that’s sweet, good for them. I loove Ellen!

  • Leni

    @Courtney: It’s a completely personal choice, some partners choose to do it and others don’t. People often have completely different reason as to why want to do it or not, and we really shouldn’t jump to conclusions about Portia’s level of intelligence *cough*.
    BRAVO!! Love them both

  • Lala


  • for god

    why people do a lot of things against the god’s wish/orders??
    do they have a religion??
    I wish to see all the gay/lesbian people inside a big hell..
    god’ll punish them..

  • Lucky Charm

    @for god:

    And you are sitting in judgment because…why? I wasn’t aware that God stepped down and appointed you to take His place. And your stupid comment “I wish to see all the gay/lesbian people inside a big hell…” means that you would need to be there too.

  • rhonda

    good going, Mandy Lee Rogers! get them bucks, girl! you deserve it!

  • ALEX

    Awesome! This is such a touching thing that Portia did. As for that cunt “For God” … sweetie … it’s the 21st century … grow up. There is no GOD.

  • ALEX

    JUST JARED blocked the word that I meant to use so here it is for those who wanted to know. I called the homophobic idiot who calls herself FOR GOD … a C-UNIT minus the I.

  • HTwoWhoa

    Hooray for The De Genereses–es–es–es!

  • http://justjared anna belle

    good for them they re just wonderful and look in love all the time. portia is very LUCKY to have ellen by her side. she(ellen) is such a positive beautiful inspirational and good-hearted person and thank god for ellen she makes us laugh a little I just love her. even ellen is lucky portia is just WOWW and @for god just shut up and go get a life you stupid f***!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! so sad that in 2010 there are still people like you

  • leah

    and there’s an old cabbage patch doll in our attic wtih a “birth certificate” that has my daughters last name too. Hilarious. oh and our dog has our last name too. all it is is hilarious.

  • to for god

    why can’t you people in the not so moral majority leave people, like portia and ellen, alone and let them lead their own lives. sorry to break to you but YOU ARE NOT GOD! if anyone goes to a “big hell” it will be you and your friends because of your intolerance.

  • zzzz

    Awww, congrats to this sweet, kind couple.

  • Pippa

    Her ‘real’ name wasn’t Portia De rossi anyway, it’s Amanda Lee Rogers .

    Now she is a degenerate.

  • Amazed

    Who cares
    Is it news because of them being gay???

  • Ganymede

    Good for Portia! Publicity over a name change beats having to work.

  • sanoga

    Gross. I hate seeing women change their name for marriage. I hate it in hetero marriages, and I hate it in homo marriages. Especially when Portia had such an AWESOME last name. But whatever… to each their own. I just know (for damn sure) I’d never change mine.

  • Nero 10 Download

    Aaaw that’s sweet, good for them. I loove Ellen!