Portia de Rossi Officially Takes Ellen DeGeneres' Last Name

Ellen DeGeneres, Portia de Rossi

The 37-year-old actress is now officially known as Portia Lee James DeGeneres after a Los Angeles Superior Court commissioner granted her request to take the last name of Ellen.

"Arrested Development" star Portia de Rossi is now officially Mrs. DeGeneres. During a closed hearing on Thursday, September 23, a Los Angeles Superior Court commissioner has granted Portia the right to take the last name of her wife, Ellen DeGeneres, Associated Press reported.

The name change petition states that Portia's full name is now Portia Lee James DeGeneres. In a statement, the 37-year-old actress said, "I am thrilled to legally adopt my wife's name. I will continue to use Portia de Rossi for professional purposes."

Ellen, in the meantime, joked about the changing name on her Twitter page. On Thursday, the host of "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" wrote, "I just got some amazing news. The court has granted Portia's name change. She's now officially Portia Winfrey."

Portia de Rossi and Ellen DeGeneres wed on August 16, 2008 at their home in Beverly Hills, California. On taking their relationship to the ultimate level, Portia previously stated, "Marriage is a different way of being together. It's legal, and it's real, so there's that kind of formality to it that makes it very valid."

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    Sep 24, 2012

    So now they are both officially DeGenerates?

    Sep 24, 2010

    Angry much? LOL

    Sep 24, 2010

    Where is their God? or rather what do they belief in? The bible says, a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife or is that potion not their bibles? please teach my children what is right, how to leave real lives not this sorts.

    Sep 23, 2010

    And why the hell is this news? I am a woman, and when I got married I did NOT take my husband's name. Does that make my marriage less? Does the taking of a last name makes this less wrong? Puuhleaazzeee...SFU!!!

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