Hollywood power couple Portia De Rossi (Arrested Development, Better Off Ted) and Ellen DeGeneres (The Ellen DeGeneres Show, American Idol) made honest women out of each other during a brief window of legal gay marriage in 2008 in California, but haven’t taken each other’s names until now. De Rossi filed paperwork to take DeGeneres’ name last month and a Los Angeles judge approved the change yesterday. De Rossi’s new name is ‘Portia Lee James DeGeneres.’
DeGeneres joked about the change on Twitter:
I just got some amazing news. The court has granted Portia’s name change. She’s now officially Portia Winfrey.
The couple has been together since 2004. De Rossi will keep the name ‘Portia De Rossi’ professionally.
And, if you were wondering, yes, this was just an excuse to post Arrested Development clips.