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Portia de Rossi to become Portia DeGeneres

by Heather Warlick Published: August 9, 2010
Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi, left, arrive at the Daytime Emmy Awards on Friday June 20, 2008 in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello) ORG XMIT: CADC123
Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi, left, arrive at the Daytime Emmy Awards on Friday June 20, 2008 in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello) ORG XMIT: CADC123

TMZ is reporting that Portia de Rossi will become Portia DeGeneres.

Portia has filed a petition to legally change her name to Portia Lee James DeGeneres.  She filed the papers in L.A. County Superior Court last Friday.

As for why … the petition says, “Petitioner is taking the last name of her spouse.”

Portia and Ellen were married in August, 2008.

Name change petitions are routinely granted.


by Heather Warlick
Life & Style Editor
Since graduating from University of Central Oklahoma with a Bachelor's Degree in Journalism, Staff Writer Heather Warlick has written stories for The Oklahoman's Life section. Her beats have included science, health, home and garden, family,...
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