Fact: Comedienne Ellen Degeneres celebrated her seventh wedding anniversary on Sunday (16Aug15) by attending the 2015 Teen Choice Awards with her actress wife Portia De Rossi. The U.S. talk show host was presented with the first prize of the night, Choice Comedian, and dedicated the win to her partner.
Quote: "It's just one big rumour that doesn't seem to go away, and, at this point, I feel like I'm disappointing the whole of America, not just my mother." Actress Portia De Rossi on reports suggesting she and partner Ellen DeGeneres are expecting a baby.
Fact: Actress Portia De Rossi is joining the cast of Kerry Washington's hit political drama Scandal. The former Ally MCBeal star has landed a guest role for a new story arc in the series' upcoming season four, which returns to U.S. Tv screens in September (14).
Fact: Comedienne ELLEN DeGeneres and her actress wife Portia De Rossi have offloaded their Californian ranch for $10.9 million (£7.2 million). The couple initially attempted to convince buyers to pay $13 million (£8.7 million) for the property in August (13), but have since agreed to settle for the smaller fee.
Fact: Comedienne ELLEN DeGeneres and her actress wife Portia De Rossi have placed their Beverly Hills penthouse up for sale. The stars, who have built up an impressive property portfolio over the years, purchased the luxury apartment in 2010 for $835,000 (£538,710) and are now trying to offload it for $899,000 (£580,000).
Quote: "We move a lot and that was a little tricky to get used to... We've had nine houses in eight-and-a-half years... Now when I put things away I always think about how easy it's gonna be to, like, collect it all back up again and stick it in a box." Actress Portia De Rossi on moving house with her wife Ellen DeGeneres.
Quote: "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." Portia De Rossi confirms she and her partner Ellen Degeneres haven't changed their minds over their decision not to have children.
Fact: Comedienne and chat show host ELLEN DeGeneres surprised her "amazing wife" Portia De Rossi on Friday (01Feb13) by unveiling a huge happy birthday billboard, featuring a photo of the Australian actress, on the side of her studio building in Burbank, California.
Quote: "We were lucky because it was the same weekend that Brad (Pitt) and Angelina (Jolie) got together." Portia De Rossi on the media break she and lesbian partner Ellen De Generes got when they went public with their lesbian romance.
Quote: "My mother would freak out about me dating women... She'd start panicking and saying, 'What if they find (media) out...? I'd say, Mom, relax, it's not as if I'm dating Ellen DeGeneres, for God's sake.'" Actress Portia De Rossi on her mum's concerns about the actress' homosexuality. De Rossi is now married to DeGeneres.
Quote: "I don't know when I'll use it. I honestly changed it thinking, 'Oh, that's nice, I'll have a Social Security card and passport with DeGeneres on it.' But it was really important for me to take her last name." Actress Portia De Rossi on her name change to honour partner Ellen DeGeneres.
Quote: "I love her and I am very proud to be her wife. I made up my name because I thought it was important to be independent of my family and... be an individual... As I have gotten older, I've realised the importance of belonging, and I really wanted to be a part of Ellen's family... By taking her name, (it) makes me feel like I have a family." Actress Portia De Rossi on her decision to legally change her name to Portia Lee James DeGeneres. She'll retain her stage name professionally.
Quote: "She'll say, 'I think you could gain 10 more pounds.' She would rather have me heavier than thinner, and she really hates that I ever doubt myself. She loves how I look. She wants me to be happy and never think about it." Comedienne Ellen Degeneres enjoys staying fit for her actress wife Portia De Rossi.
Quote: "We're perfect for each other. She is so beautiful and so smart and so funny, and with her, I have that sense of 'I'm done now.' I'm settled. I know that part of my life is taken care of. I've got love. I've got someone who will be with me till the day I die." Ellen Degeneres is convinced her partner Portia De Rossi is her soulmate.
Fact: Hollywood couple Ellen Degeneres and Portia De Rossi are to be honoured by the Humane Society Of The United States at the 23rd Genesis Awards on 28 March (09) for their efforts in highlighting animal treatment. Former recipients of the Wyler Award include Sir Paul McCartney and Hayden Panettiere.
Quote: "We've thought of names, ironically ... Jumbo Shrimp is good." Ellen Degeneres and her new wife Portia De Rossi are coming up with some unusual baby names for when they decide to have children.
Quote: "PORTIA's gonna try to cook for me. She's learning, today, how to cook a turkey." Comedienne-turned-chat show host Ellen Degeneres is hoping for the best as her partner Portia De Rossi plans the Thanksgiving Day (22Nov07) feast.
Quote: "I'm actually very prudish. I don't like watching sex scenes. I don't like SEX + The City because I have to deal with that SAMANTHA character." Lesbian actress Portia De Rossi admits she'll be squirming when watching her first onscreen same-sex scenes with Joely Richardson in the new series of plastic surgery drama NIP/TUCK.
Fact: Actress Portia De Rossi was forced to skip the premiere party for the new season of cosmetic surgery drama NIP/TUCK on Saturday (20Oct07) after chipping her tooth.
Quote: <p>"I ran into ELLEN (DeGENERES) at a photo shoot... and she took my breath away. That had never happened to me in my life." Portia De Rossi recalls the moment she fell for her girlfriend. </p>
Quote: <p>"I used to play husbands and wives with all my best friends and see how far they'd take it with me. I was very sexual at a very young age." Actress Portia De Rossi knew she was a lesbian early in her teens. </p>