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Portia de Rossi --

Officially Portia DeGeneres

9/23/2010 4:15 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Portia de Rossi is no more ... at least in the name department ... because she's now officially known as Portia Lee James DeGeneres.

Portia DeGeneres name change.
TMZ has learned a judge granted Portia's name change petition today in L.A. County Superior Court. She and Ellen DeGeneres got married in 2008.

We know "Lee" was Portia's original middle name, but "James" seems to be an added name. Hey, if you're already filing the paperwork ... why not?

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31.

kp    

when they break up she will be very rich and change her name back

1389 days ago
32.

blstheone    

I still wonder which one is the man and how do they do it?

1389 days ago
33.

Awilda    

Wow!! The USA don't cease to amaze me!!! I wonder where everyone, in this ride, will stand at the end? Will they wave their rainbow flag or hide in caves in the mountains? Just curious!!!

1389 days ago
34.

Craig    

Lame. I wouldn't change my name for a man or a woman (or anything in between...or anything that used to be a man or a woman...or...)

1389 days ago
35.

Cartman    

Officially creepy too.

1389 days ago
36.

elazteca    

Finally, now we know Ellen is the man.

1389 days ago
37.

sbro73    

Menage de ?

1389 days ago
38.

astrophysicist    

How about:
"Portia Lee James DeGeneres Jingle Heimer Schmidt"
?

1389 days ago
39.

sHANZ    

#18 - I hope someone farts ON your face.

1389 days ago
40.

stacie09    

YaY!!!!!!

1389 days ago
41.

Mista Celebrity    

Aw, isn't that cute! The DeGenitals are "married" and now they have the same last names just like normal people! They are trying so hard to play house together. Yep, that is love. All is well, except those times when they get those little voices in their heads saying "This just isn't right. It is not normal!" Not far off will be human/animal relationships. Grab the popcorn, the show has just begun.

1389 days ago
42.

durrr...    

dang! it's like the last unicorns of lesbians!!! EXTINCTION IS NEIGH!!!!

1389 days ago
43.

CC    

Portia can change "it's" name all "it" likes, they're still not officially married. And for that matter even if the legislature legalized h0m0 marriages they still won't technically be married because it's impossible to consumate a h0m0 relationship. Just a couple of deviant l e s b o s, who cares!

1389 days ago
44.

John    

Leave Portia and take Rosie O'Donnell instead. Rosie also doubles as a floatation device! I actually do not care what she does . Take Lindsay Lohan and Heroin Eyes Ronson and all go home to your bed and make like worms for all we care!

1389 days ago
45.

Superman    

I just now realized who Portia de Rossi is. She played on that comedy sitcom "Better Off Ted". I thought that show was very funny. It only lasted 2 seasons on ABC. Now, I can see why it was canceled.

1389 days ago
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