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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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31.

Echo    

They give me faith in relationships...I hope it lasts.

1514 days ago
32.

Eric    

A sad freakshow

1514 days ago
33.

Brian    

Portia De Rossi was born Mandy Rogers, she legally changed her name at 15. I think it's sweet that they're taking the same last name. Portia just seems like a really cool person to me.

1514 days ago
34.

CC    

Too funny!!!!! Deviants of a feather flock together.....

1514 days ago
35.

Jules Stone    

I am super happy for them, it's about time.. If 2 ppl love each other so be it, it's no one else's business but the two involved. there are much bigger problems in the world! Congrats to Ellen and Portia!!

1514 days ago
36.

TazzMatt    

Her real name is Mandy Rogers, so this is not really going to be too heart-wrenching for her.

1514 days ago
37.

Amy    

Congratulations Ellen and Portia! A happy couple is a happy couple. Some of you people are so very stupid and childish!

1514 days ago
38.

Legally Blonde    

WHY? Is it because Ellen is a bigger celebrity than Portia? Ellen is the
one bringing home the bacon in that relationship! Ellen should walk softly like "tiny little cat's feet" in this marriage/relationship with
Portia. Gays have a tendency to be fickled.

1514 days ago
39.

Jay    

Good for them! Although this comment made me laugh: "she's giving up a pretty cool name! I'd be sad to let that one go."

1514 days ago
40.

John Stone    

Kris Jenner looks like Cindy Williams.

1514 days ago
41.

justsaying    

They had better be happy and enjoy themselves during this very short time on earth because the moment they take their last breath that is when the rubber will meet the road. And statements to God like "you made me this way" will not fly.

1514 days ago
42.

Rose    

whatever...

1514 days ago
43.

Majella Mc Grath    

Now this a couple in love. I say good for you Portia. I'm proud of you Mr's Portia Degeneres. You go girl!!! Ellen must be walking on air.

1514 days ago
44.

Ken    

I guess we know who the man of the relationship is. ..

1514 days ago
45.

Emerson    

He's very lucky to have her.

1514 days ago
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