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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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61.

Cyndi    

Love to you both! I'm SO HAPPY FOR YOU!

1444 days ago
62.

coolaidjr    

Both of them are "SICK" they have mental problem.
The guy, dude, man, whatever you want to call her "Ellen" has to be the center of attention all the time.
It won't last because that dude "Ellen" won't share the attention and the spotlight and "P" won't stand for that.
Anyway if you are gay keep it to your self please.
Everybody does not want to hear that you are gay.
Half the time nobody cares until you bring it up.
And another thing when someone calls you a ***get, or a fairy don't get mad, and upset, just go with the flow you are the one that sterotype yourself.

1444 days ago
63.

CaliBlu91    

of course there are those who come on here with their disgusting comments. of course ellen is taking on a more masculine role DUH! they make a BEAUTIFUL couple and i wish they would have kids. i am very happy for Portia and Portia DeGeneres is a great name.

1444 days ago
64.

magmax    

Portia's lifelong desire was to marry a five-year-old little boy, and now she's living the dream.

1444 days ago
65.

Mikey    

Lesbians make good porn movies but you don't let them marriage each other, they all have mental problems and thats why there lesbians.

1444 days ago
66.

Bob    

They still can't file a joint federal tax return and Portia has no standing in any matter federal. Yet a federal judge in a federal court ruled gay marriage legal in California. Explain that if you can.

1444 days ago
67.

dobedo    

Good For Them!

1444 days ago
68.

ó|ó    

the only thing i have a problem with is..
WHY would anyone change their name?
then again marriage is a weird thing for anyone, why have we not got past that ridiculous - filing papers for owning eachother thing - i don't know
nobody should get married - at all
and everybody should have their own name they got at birth
if people love eachother they can just live together and have families if they want to
yes, and together decide what last name the kid gets

marriage is only an old fashioned way of passing over ownership over women, thus changing a w0mans name from her dads to her husbands

i hate the wolrd for still hanging on to this stupidity called marriage, and the gays wanting in on the system too, ridiculous, now portia wants to show ellen own her by taking ellens name, ridiculous, di rossi is a prettier name than degeneres anyway, i don't know what she is thinking, she should keep her own name

1444 days ago
69.

kaylene    

aussie aussie aussie oi oi oi!! from a geelong girl living in st louis and a big ellen fan ...happy for you both

1444 days ago
70.

Mystique    

That should be a man and a woman in marriage where they may be called a husband and a wife! portia is damn crazy for taking woman (ellen)'s last name that never heard of. Unless you get married to a man and take the man's last name, period! =)

1444 days ago
71.

rational thought    

I don't get it. Why does one woman have to try to look like a guy and wear men's clothing and the other look feminine? Why can't both of them look feminine? Why isn't Ellen taking Portia's last name?

BECAUSE THEY DON'T WANT TO! and that is their right.

1444 days ago
72.

Kelly    

TMZ, I could care less. Its not news and your just trying to get a reaction from the crowd since we all voiced our opinions about Ellen and her relationship. The ship sailed a long time ago.

1444 days ago
73.

no     

no neither one are men they are both FEMALE sic ...

1444 days ago
74.

Get a Nose Job, please!!!    

Pardon me while I throw up! I'm sick of Gay Freaks. They should shut up already.

1444 days ago
75.

CN    

I will now throw up all over both of them..Will weird ellen get porty PREGNET..2 Women CANT make a baby..UN NAtural weird..Keep your sex life out of my life//IM so sick of this gay crap..Keep it to Your self..ITS not important and UN-NATURAL

1444 days ago
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