Portia de Rossi Taking Ellen's Name
Two years after marriage, she wants to be DeGeneres
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 10, 2010 7:00 AM CDT
Updated Aug 10, 2010 8:16 AM CDT

(Newser) – Portia de Rossi will soon be Portia DeGeneres. She filed the petition Friday, perhaps as a two-year anniversary present for wife Ellen, whom she married on August 16, 2008. The papers say “petitioner is taking the last name of her spouse,” TMZ reports, but People notes it won’t become official until a September 23 hearing. To watch Portia’s adorable appearance on Ellen’s show on their seven-month anniversary, click here.