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Portia to Ellen: I Want to Be a DeGeneres!

8/9/2010 3:51 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

TMZ has learned ... Portia de Rossi will become Portia DeGeneres.

Ellen DeGeneres Wife - Portia de Rossi Name Change

Portia has filed a petition to legally change her name to Portia Lee James DeGeneres.  She filed the papers in L.A. County Superior Court last Friday.

As for why ... the petition says, "Petitioner is taking the last name of her spouse."

Portia and Ellen DeGeneres were married in August, 2008.

Name change petitions are routinely granted. 


Ellen and Portia

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16.

mildly interested    

I can see why she would want to change her name, I took my husbands name, but she's giving up a pretty cool name! I'd be sad to let that one go.

1349 days ago
17.

Bill F. Murray    

doesnt matter cause thyre gonna burn in the end. the bible says so.

ps- the Raiders are goin all the way y'all

Posted at 12:36 PM on Aug 9, 2010 by raiders
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@ Raiders...LMFAO. I hope you put more into your Faith than football, cuz the Raiders SUCK.

1349 days ago
18.

Bette    

ewwww..

I'm happy with my cat, should I marry him. It's only a matter of time people!

1349 days ago
19.

noneofyourbusiness    

Well, if she wants all the money when Ellen dies....she is just making sure she is getting her ducks in a row....

1349 days ago
20.

susan    

Better watch your money Ellen!!!!!!!!!Thats so funny #14

1349 days ago
21.

Cartman    

DeGeneres or Degenerates, what's the diff?

1349 days ago
22.

Katie    

I'm so happy for them - they're such a sweet couple. Hope they make it!

1349 days ago
23.

Me    

As usual, the comments are filled with ignorance...but I'm really happy for Ellen and Portia. "Portia DeGeneres" sounds lovely.

1349 days ago
24.

Ozzie X    

Every time I hear the last name I think of Degenerate. Di Rossi is such a lovely last name.

1349 days ago
25.

Jacko Whackedit    

Ellen is a creepy looking little man. Cross between a gnome and a rooster.

1349 days ago
26.

DeeWA2010    

Good for them/her. Not my personal cup of tea, but I definately think everyone has a right to do what they want, as long as you're not hurting anyone, as in killing, maming, not "heartbreak"..... THAT's a whole other ball of wax....

They do seem VERY happy. I am happy for them both. Wish they'd have a baby!

1349 days ago
27.

Harriet    

Lovely people. Good for them.

1349 days ago
28.

R.Zimmerman    

Well, there goes lunch...on my keyboard.

1349 days ago
29.

Michelle A.    

Great news. Ellen seems so much happier when she is with her. GO ELLEN!!

1349 days ago
30.

Observer999    

Good for them both, I hope their marriage lasts 50 years!

1349 days ago
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