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EXCLUSIVE DOCUMENTS: Ellen DeGeneres' Wife Granted Legal Name Change To Portia DeGeneres


May. 28 2018, Updated 10:19 a.m. ET

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Portia de Rossi’s request to take her daytime talk-show wife’s last name has been granted making her legal name Portia Lee James DeGeneres.

DOCUMENTS: See Portia’s Grant To Take Wife Ellen DeGeneres’ Last Name

Ellen DeGeneres’ wife Portia filed a decree to change her name with the Los Angeles Superior Court and has learned the change was approved on Thursday.

The couple was married at a small, private ceremony at their home on August 16, 2008 and despite the passing of Proposition 8, they remain legally married by a Supreme Court judgment because their vows occurred before November 4, 2008.

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Ellen poked fun at the exciting news via her Twitter account saying, “I just got some amazing news. The court has granted Portia's name change. She's now officially Portia Winfrey.”


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