Portia De Rossi and Ellen DeGeneres have been adorable together for a while now, and as women getting to a certain age, it’s natural that society would ask that stupid question that all women are asked in their lives: “Don’t you want kids?” Well, for Portia, the answer is simple: no, she really, really doesn’t – and that’s just fine!
From OUT magazine:
“There comes some pressure in your mid-30s, and you think, Am I going to have kids so I don’t miss out on something that other people really seem to love? Or is it that I really genuinely want to do this with my whole heart? I didn’t feel that my response was ‘yes’ to the latter. You have to really want to have kids, and neither of us did. So it’s just going to be me and Ellen and no babies — but we’re the best of friends and married life is blissful, it really is. I’ve never been happier than I am right now.”
That’s awesome! Kids are a particular road to travel, that’s for sure – and the experience can be an amazing one because raising a human is difficult and complex and unlike anything else you’ll ever do in life, no doubt. But I like that more and more women aren’t afraid to say that they have no interest in becoming parents and realise that it doesn’t make them any less loving, their lives less meaningful or any of that. If you want kids, go for it! Have a million (except don’t, because overpopulation and all). If you don’t, that’s okay, too. It’s all about personal choices here, folks.
Maybe Portia and Ellen just want to take their eight million pets and move to a farm in Australia to live out the rest of their days in loving, lesbian bliss. I’m behind that.
April 12, 2013 at 2:30 pm by Jennifer
The pair (along with Ellen’s mother, Betty) have been over in Australia filming segments for The Ellen Show and visiting De Rossi’s old hometown, school, etc. and the comedian has taken to the place so much that she wouldn’t mind living there one day, apparently.
From News Limited:
Earlier DeGeneres said she could imagine making Melbourne her home.
“I shouldn’t put it out there, but I can see us living here one day,”she said.
“Not for a while as I’ve got shows to do, but I can see it happening.
“This is the most incredible trip, I will never forget it.”
FINE, just go then. See if we care! Just go and be cute in Australia where there are giant spiders and giant snakes and giant things that can kill you and it’s always hot. Suit yourself!
More photos from Ellen and Portia’s trip below…
March 27, 2013 at 11:30 am by Jennifer
Gay marriage needs to be legal. That’s not a question, but rather a statement. While I’m hopeful that it will happen within my lifetime not only nationally but worldwide, there’s still some hurdles to get over, and it only helps the cause when celebrities – gay and straight alike – speak out in support of legislation which grants equal rights to all couples, regardless of gender. Ellen DeGeneres, who has been married to partner Portia de Rossi for four years, did just that on her official website this week, addressing the Supreme Court in a heartfelt and hilarious letter that’s worth giving a read:
California’s Proposition 8 is headed to the Supreme Court. Hundreds of companies and families as well as Republicans are submitting briefs urging the 9 judges to allow gay people to marry. I thought that was ridiculous. Why would judges want all of that underwear? Then, after a quick talk with some people, I found out what a brief was.
I’ve never filed a brief to the Supreme Court, so I thought I would post mine here. I’m sure someone will tweet it to them.
Portia and I have been married for 4 years and they have been the happiest of my life. And in those 4 years, I don’t think we hurt anyone else’s marriage. I asked all of my neighbors and they say they’re fine.
But even though Portia and I got married in the short period of time when it was legal in California, there are 1,138 federal rights for married couples that we don’t have, including some that protect married people from losing their homes, or their savings or custody of their children.
The truth is, Portia and I aren’t as different from you as you might think. We’re just trying to find happiness in the bodies and minds we were given, like everyone else.
Coming out was one of the hardest things I ever did. I didn’t intend to be on the cover of Time magazine saying, “Yep, I’m gay.” The truth is, I don’t even remember saying that. I mean, I definitely said the “I’m gay” part. It’s the “yep” I don’t remember. I’m not really a “yep” person. “Yes siree Bob” maybe. But not “yep.”
In the words of Benjamin Franklin, “We’re here, we’re queer, get over it.” And there’s another famous quote that says “A society is judged by how it treats its weakest members.” I couldn’t agree with that more. No one’s really sure who said it first, so if anyone asks, tell them I said it.
I hope the Supreme Court will do the right thing, and let everyone enjoy the same rights. It’s going to help keep families together. It’s going to make kids feel better about who they are. And it is time.
*I was just told Benjamin Franklin did not say that first quote. I apologize and see that I have a lot to learn about stuff.
Ugh, I love Ellen and I love her love for Portia (and Portia’s love for her) and there’s just too much love here, OKAY? In all seriousness, it’s absolutely ridiculous that giving all people equal rights is still a conversation we’re having rather than something that’s guaranteed to everyone. I can’t tell you not to own 56 shotguns, but you can tell me who I can and cannot spend my life with? F-ck off. Let’s get this shit changed, stat.
March 6, 2013 at 9:30 am by Jennifer
You can’t shit for Grammy news today, it seems, and all of it is boring me into a coma… except this. Ellen DeGeneres got more than a little peek at Katy Perry‘s boobs at last night’s ceremony and seemed to like it – and Portia de Rossi thinks it’s hilarious! So much is great about this photo. Obviously it’s a bit of friendly banter and Ellen and Portia are totally in love forever, but I just love that it was even taken. How did this photo op come about? How great does Portia’s hair look? How much of a perv is Ellen? So many questions!
February 11, 2013 at 10:30 am by Jennifer
And I’m pretty sure that’s the most wonderful sentence I’ve ever written.
Russell Brand, who I actually really, really adore, made the video to celebrate the fact that Ellen‘s talk show has been on television for ten years. Did you know that? It’s obviously an easy fact to check, but it just doesn’t seem like nearly that long, does it? I’m going to take that as a sign of Ellen’s sheer greatness.
But ok, this cat video. This is just completely and totally amazing. I realize that we don’t all have the same opinion on cats, or on Russell Brand, for that matter, but can you cat haters and Russell Brand haters also recognize how perfect this video is? Probably not, huh? And that’s so very sad.
And you know that I can’t let an entire post about a cat video go by without me showing you guys a picture of mine:
This is what happens on my lap every single night. The big one, Archie, has always been really sweet and affectionate, and little JoBangles has always been sweet as well, but in the past couple of weeks he’s taken to sitting on my lap every single time I’m sitting down. He’ll just sit with me for so long, and when I’m washing dishes or folding laundry or whatever, he’ll stand by my feet and wait for me to be done so I can pick him up again. And those are some of the wonders of being a cat lady. Russell understands.
November 8, 2012 at 2:30 pm by Emily
Well allegedly, yes, but it’s not exactly a rehash of her old days of Ellen grandeur. No, Ellen Degeneres, a lady I love so dearly, is in the process of producing a new sitcom, which will be sure to light the fires of Ellen-appreciation in a totally new generation.
From the Hollywood Reporter:
NBC has given a script order to an untitled single-camera comedy from Lauren Pomerantz centering on a proudly independent 32-year-old single woman.
Pomerantz, who serves as a writer and producer on the Telepictures’ syndicated Ellen, will write and executive produce. DeGeneres, through her A Very Good Production shingle, also will serve as an executive producer on the Warner Bros. Television comedy.
The effort centers on a successful woman who notices that she’s listed as a “single woman” on the paperwork for the house she’s about to close on and becomes convinced that she just doomed herself to die alone. As a result, she turns to her friends, family and a therapist to convince her she didn’t make a huge mistake.
So I’ll be honest—I’m a little bummed that it isn’t Ellen 2.0, but then again, how could it be? It’d be like trying to bring back Mad About You or some shit, and you know that it just wouldn’t be the same, even if they got all the same cast to portray their respective characters all over again, right?
One thing that would be pretty awesome? A, you know, Dawson’s Creek reunion, because yes, I’m halfway through Season 4 and going strong. Also, I heard some bad news from a spoiler-friend and that spoiler friend told me—SPOILER ALERT—that Dawson’s dad is killed in a car accident in Season 5. Can I tell you how much I’m dreading this already? Not only seeing Mitch’s final appearance (because I do enjoy him so, so much), but the possibility of having to see this all over again?: