Portia de Rossi Wants to become Portia DeGeneres
The former star of the comedy show Ally McBeal has filed a petition to change her last name from de Rossi to DeGeneres, the last name of her spouse days before they celebrate their second year anniversary.
Portia de Rossi, 37, filed the petition at a Los Angeles Superior Court Friday, August 6 asking that she take the last name of her spouse, daytime television host Ellen DeGeneres, 52.
“Petitioner is taking the last name of her spouse,” said the official document. A hearing is scheduled to take place on September 23 at which time the change of name may take place. The new name of de Rossi would become Portia Lee James DeGeneres.
DeGeneres and de Rossi have been married since August 16, 2008. Their wedding took place at their Beverly Hills estate with only 30 guests attending. DeGeneres wore back then an all white suit while de Rossi wore the wedding dress.
They have been dating since 2004.