Portia de Rossi takes Ellen's name
Published 23/09/2010 | 20:42
Portia de Rossi has officially taken wife Ellen DeGeneres' last name.
A Los Angeles Superior Court commissioner granted the Ally McBeal and Arrested Development star's request to take the last name of her partner during a closed hearing. She will now legally be known as Portia Lee James DeGeneres.
The couple married in August 2008 during the five-month window in which gay marriage was legal in California.
The 37-year-old Australian-born actress asked for the name change last month. Neither woman attended the hearing.
Portia is well-known for her roles on several television series, including Ally McBeal, Arrested Development and Better Off Ted.