Portia De Rossi Fun Facts, Quotes and Tweets

17th August 2015

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.

17th October 2014

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.

24th July 2014

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).

14th September 2013

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.

18th June 2013

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).

23rd May 2013

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.

12th April 2013

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.

10th April 2013

Fact: Ellen Degeneres and her partner Portia De Rossi have shown off their luxury home in California for a spread in America's Elle Decor magazine.

1st February 2013

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.

9th February 2011

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.

9th February 2011

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.

18th December 2010

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.

30th October 2010

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.

15th April 2010

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.

11th November 2009

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.

21st October 2009

Fact: Bad Santa star Lauren Graham owns actress Portia De Rossi's former home.

12th February 2009

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.

8th February 2009

Quote: "I never thought Id have a wedding, and I did, and it meant more than I imagined." Ellen Degeneres on her 2008 nuptials with girlfriend Portia De Rossi.

8th September 2008

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.

16th August 2008

Fact: Actress Portia De Rossi will reportedly wear a form-fitting Zac Posen gown when she weds girlfriend Ellen Degeneres this weekend (16-17Aug08) in Los Angeles.

21st November 2007

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.

5th November 2007

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.

23rd October 2007

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.

29th January 2007

Quote: "When we're together and she's in her heels, I always feel like Tom Cruise next to Nicole Kidman." Oscar host Ellen Degeneres on hitting the red carpet with partner Portia De Rossi.

3rd September 2006

Fact: Comedienne Ellen Degeneres and her partner Portia De Rossi have added to their menagerie of animals after taking in a French bulldog they've called PIG.

26th September 2005

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>

16th September 2005

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>

15th September 2005

Fact: <p>Actress Portia De Rossi based her icy Ally Mcbeal character NELL PORTER on Kim Novak in VERTIGO. </p>

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