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.