Portia de Rossi officially takes Ellen DeGeneres last name

By on Sep 24, 2010 in Entertainment, Hollywood Comments

Portia de Rossi takes Ellen DeGeneres‘ last name, and it is now official.

According to the latest report, Portia de Rossi is now legally Portia Lee James DeGeneres or simply Mrs. DeGeneres.

This is after a Los Angeles County Superior Court commissioner granted De Rossi‘s request to change her last name in a closed hearing on Thursday.

Ellen DeGeneres began dating the former star of “Arrested Development” in 2004, and the two got married in 2008 during a period when same-sex marriages were legal in California.

Portia, who was most recently appeared in the television series “Better Off Ted,” said in a statement that she β€˜is thrilled to legally adopt her wife’s name.’

The actress however, said that she will continue to using the name Portia de Rossi for professional purposes.

As Ellen DeGeneres tweeted the news on Thursday: “I just got some amazing news. The court has granted Portia‘s name change.”

She’s now officially Portia Winfrey,” the comedian TV host joked.



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