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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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I'm thrilled for them both. But I'm worried for Portia, because she's really not looking good these days. Seems like Hollywood has gotten to her, and looks anorexic and sickly, and it's prematurely aging her face. Whatever Hollywood establishment bastard drove her to this, I hope they choke. She was an absolute KNOCKOUT!!!! Like hotter than hot!!! But she's too thin now and lost her hotness....even her wedding photos. She was too beautiful as those photos were/are, you can't help but notice her protruding bones and feel a little worried.

Please Portia...get well!!! Love to you both!!! x x x x

1499 days ago


okay, kids... taking ellen's name makes this easier when they, inevitably, go kaplooy... taking the surnames equals a safety net and cayyyyshhhh - nothing more than that, sadly. the name of de rossi (albeit a made up name) is way cooler than the lame-o dancin', definitely fired (b4 quittin but given the save face opportunity, thanks to said cashroll) from AI DeGeneres.

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1499 days ago

John Wesley    

That's just SICK! Its not enought for them to just be gays, dykes, ***gots, and sissies now they want to marry. Further bringing down the institution of marriage. What a waste and a shame!


1498 days ago

John Wesley you are a jackass

1498 days ago

The Dude You are jackass

1498 days ago

Jeff Becker You are a jacksss

1498 days ago

ismael rios    

good for them...congratulations.
i love ellen!!!! damn i have to go now... ellen's show just started

1498 days ago


#45.. I hate to break it to you, but they ARE legally married. Fortunately, they were able to do so during the time when it was legal in California. GOOD FOR THEM!!!

1498 days ago


"Gay marriages" are a charade. It's not an authenic marriage and never can be. A lot of aberrations,like Prohibition,were legal at one time. For a limited time.

1498 days ago


Changing names is no big deal. When Portia de Rossi has done it before. When she was born in Geelong, a town outside Melbourne, Australia, her name was Mandy Rogers.

1498 days ago


Portia de Degenerate

1498 days ago

Hugh Jass    

Two DeGenerates

1497 days ago


Many cruel comments here. Very GLAD for Portia and Ellen they don't have to read them. Ever read "it Takes a Village?" As a foster parent of kids ages 2 to 16, I understand what brings people through to this place. Portia spoke a lot about needing love and acceptance, a place to belong. Mocking people actually pushes them farther in a ngative direction. From my view its about way more than sexual orientation or self esteem. My little guy taught me that it is about self-concept. He did not want to be himself. How horrible does the life of a child have to be to cause that? Mercy triumphs over judgment.

1395 days ago
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