Portia DeGeneres is Ellen’s Wife (Photos)

September 23, 2010

Ellen DeGeneres’ wife, formerly known as Portia de Rossi, has changed her name to Portia DeGeneres. Find out more about the Australian actress, and the name change below.

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Some names just have a ring to them, don’t they? And Portia de Rossi is definitely one of them, but the starlet gave up her ear pleasing name for one that may take fans some getting used to – I know that I’ll probably slip up at least a few times and call her by her old name before I cement the change in my mind – all in the name of love… Aww, how sweet.

Where and when did it happen? It happened today (Thursday, September 23, 2010) at the LA Superior Court where a commissioner approved De Rossi’s request to be known as Portia Lee James DeGeneres, report our friends at PopEater.

Let’s take a quick glimpse into the life of the Aussie, shall we?

As a biography, Portia DeGeneres was born Amanda Lee Rogers on January 31, 1973 in Horsham, Victoria. She entered the entertainment industry at a young age and modeled for print and TV commercials. At one point she was enrolled at the University of Melbourne Law School, but dropped out to actively pursue acting – seems like it worked out well for her. She changed her name to Portia just around five years ago as a way of reinventing herself. She was married to Ellen Degeneres during a five month period in which gay marriage was legal in California. She has appeared in numerous television shows with the more notable being ‘Ally McBeal’, ‘Arrested Development’ and ‘Better of Ted’.

Here you will find a lot more intriguing information and photos.

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Find pictures of Portia DeGeneres (click on pics to enlarge) and a video of below.

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Photos: www.wenn.com/LK/Apega/FayesVision

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5 Responses to “Portia DeGeneres is Ellen’s Wife (Photos)”

  1. 1
    Danity Says:

    They are such a cute couple!

  2. 2
    Jeanette Says:

    I love these two…

  3. 3
    Rachelle Says:

    These two rock!

  4. 4
    Sandy Says:

    Spaghetti and Meatball =)

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    Miriam Says:

    I adore PortiaÅ› hair