Introducing... Mrs. and Mrs. DeGeneres
September 24th, 2010
12:03 PM ET

Introducing... Mrs. and Mrs. DeGeneres

Portia de Rossi has officially taken the last name of her very famous talk-show host wife. "I just got some amazing news," her wife, Ellen DeGeneres, 52, tweeted yesterday. "The court has granted Portia's name change. She's now officially Portia Winfrey."

She was kidding, of course. According to news site TMZ, an LA County Superior Court judge granted 37-year-old de Rossi's name-change petition yesterday so that she will now be known as Portia Lee James DeGeneres.

"Lee" is the Australian actress's middle name (she was born Amanda Lee Rogers), though the addition of "James" remains unclear.

Regardless, the star, who wed DeGeneres in August 2008, couldn't be happier. "I am thrilled to legally adopt my wife’s name," says the star, whose memoir, "Unbearable Lightness," hits bookstores in November. "I will continue to use Portia de Rossi for professional purposes.”

soundoff (479 Responses)
  1. The Happy Couple --

    Bye ladies.

    December 10, 2013 at 2:43 pm | Report abuse |
  2. I love Ellen D.

    Ladies-never play with a die hard pranksta.--poof

    October 25, 2013 at 9:32 am | Report abuse |
  3. BizzareTalkingTough

    How did I dk you women around....I was prepared. peace go away girls.

    October 25, 2013 at 9:31 am | Report abuse |
  4. Your Exit B Plan50 ....Not anytime soon dear...

    but enjoy the line is the best way for the right choices.....that is the only Exit B you will be receiving.

    October 25, 2013 at 9:27 am | Report abuse |
  5. Mrs. and Mrs. D.

    The issue was lesbian related- we made them work so hard and drove them out of their minds....I would love 2 hear
    what they said too lie, scratch and claw to win-which of course they did not win.

    October 25, 2013 at 9:10 am | Report abuse |
  6. robooName*

    I now pronounce you wife and wife.

    September 27, 2010 at 1:55 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Head Diva In Charge

    Just can't believe that people are saying "God is unhappy" and they truly believe being gay is just something people "want" to do. Is being ignorant something they "want" to do or does it just happen that way?
    Congrats Portia & Ellen – just hope they don't fall into the Hollywood marriage trap!

    September 27, 2010 at 10:12 am | Report abuse |
  8. Russ

    Ellen has more masculine tendencies and is more dominant. Portia probably wants to play the submissive role. Therefor she took Ellen's name.

    September 27, 2010 at 9:58 am | Report abuse |
  9. checi

    DeGeneres is starting to look like Daniel Craig.

    September 27, 2010 at 6:23 am | Report abuse |
  10. Sixer

    How can Elle be her ' wife ' when Elle is the ' male ' ' surrogate ' in the relationship?
    If youre going to live an illusion you may as well go all out.

    September 27, 2010 at 4:03 am | Report abuse |
  11. rightmost

    Should be DeGenerate.

    September 26, 2010 at 11:09 pm | Report abuse |
  12. americanwoman

    RE: "cougar" ... I'm still waiting for an obnoxious, insulting name to refer to men who hook up with woman 10 .. 15 ..20+ years younger than them. So, America, where's your cut-off? Shall we throw a jibe at a guy who dates someone young enough to be his "little sister" or how about his daughter? Gee, males can make babies at around 13 years old ...

    September 26, 2010 at 11:09 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Beotch

    They Lez, I wack.

    September 26, 2010 at 11:05 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Tongue tied

    Talk about a screwed up person. She acts like a dude but was on the cover of "Cover Girl". So she is a man that likes to look like a woman that is a woman not really a man. Wow...what does her urologist have to say? I mean gynecologist.

    September 26, 2010 at 10:58 pm | Report abuse |
  15. scaredstraight

    Is Ellen gonna scare this one straight too? Her ex-lovers seem to go back to men afterward.

    September 26, 2010 at 5:04 pm | Report abuse |
  16. Shyam

    Lesbians love women. I too love women. Therefore, I am a Lesbian. I should get the special treatment that lesbians get!!!

    September 26, 2010 at 4:09 pm | Report abuse |
  17. CB750F

    Hey 34dead (and like-minded folks): You assume an authoritative posture in you criticisms of lesbians and their negative impact on our society. You do not substantiate any claims and, while I’m not certain, I suspect that you regularly make proclamations without the benefit of any evidence. You’ve expressed what outrages you 34dead. Do you know what gets my goat 34dead? It is the recent ascendancy of uneducated, intellectually incurious, regressive, reactionary, ideologues to the political and social platform. You seem to honor and in many cases idolize anyone who has managed to avoid “corrupting” themselves with information. e.g., Sarah Palin who was almost a heartbeat away from having her finger on the red button and she didn’t even know why there was a North and South Korea. You guys eat this stuff up but for me it’s like a walking nightmare. When I was young we had a word for you people. It was "stupid". You would have known your place and would not have dared utter these unsubstantiated remarks. Apparently somebody gave you way too many no-strings-attached hugs when you were little. So now you feel that the mere act of saying something makes it so. Tisn’t.

    September 26, 2010 at 3:25 pm | Report abuse |
  18. THE ROCK


    September 26, 2010 at 2:58 pm | Report abuse |
  19. THE ROCK

    being gay means your (gay) population should die out as you live your lifestyles unabated-however don't blame the straights when we say its unatural-it is for you need the "straight" way to have children.By the way ____keep the children out of it.

    September 26, 2010 at 2:53 pm | Report abuse |
  20. Carole Rosenthal

    I'm 66 years old, white, straight and I NEVER have understood why people cannot except different colors, religions, lifestyles especially when it does not affect their lives...Living in the South showed me what pain man can put on another.....and then moving north I found how man can hide behind his thoughts asnd cause even more pain.........I was hoping to live long enough to see some real changes in man-kind...... guess not..... I also want to add here that I do not understand Christians and others that believe in capital punishment........ 'an eye for an eye' but vengeance is mine says the Lord.......... I do believe this also includes His having the last say on all of us.....For those who have no belief then I would hope you would treat others as you would have them treat you and all those you love......... Interesting why there are no full names given.......Hiding behind all that hate and lack of love I guess.....................................................

    September 26, 2010 at 1:49 pm | Report abuse |
    • CB750F

      Sounds like this is from the heart. Sorry you have to read all these hate-filled remarks at a time when some of us expected some social evolution. I suspect that these sites are magnets for these types so know that there are probably a lot of thinking and compassionate people out there. These are not courageous people as you've indicated. Rather, they are very frightened and may even have some covert fear regarding their own orientation.
      Being gay must be tough at times, but I'd rather be gay any day of the week than to be, quite frankly, stupid.

      September 26, 2010 at 3:41 pm | Report abuse |
  21. Lilia

    "...whose memoir, "Unbearable Lightness," hits bookstores in November. " Ahh, it all comes clear now. Show biz remains show biz. Move along, nothing to see here.

    September 26, 2010 at 12:25 pm | Report abuse |
  22. bigfu kindog

    I am cool with them getting to marry. Everyone should have the same rights.....but, it brought up a situation i didnt know could happen that easy – A judge overturned 7,000,000 plus votes to make it happen – that says to me our right to vote is a joke..... being said. congrats to the Degeneres's

    September 26, 2010 at 9:10 am | Report abuse |
  23. Greedo

    That dude is lucky! Portia is hot!

    September 26, 2010 at 9:07 am | Report abuse |
  24. domybagatsolon

    I'll see both of them in hell. If one of them beget a child (LOL) I'll see their child in hell too! Read Sodom and Gomorrah even if you do not believe in the bible.

    September 26, 2010 at 8:40 am | Report abuse |
  25. Sandy

    I like de Rossi's name better than DeGeneres... Ellen should have changed her name!

    September 26, 2010 at 2:37 am | Report abuse |
  26. cait

    I am VERY HAPPY for the both of them. Happiness is hard to find sometimes. Sometimes it cannot be found, especially in love. Whenever I hear of someone happy and in love, my heart swoons!

    Wishing the very best to both of them, the VERY BEST!!! 🙂

    September 26, 2010 at 12:42 am | Report abuse |
  27. JediMan

    I think its weird that gay ppl hate on straight ppl. If it weren't for straight people, there would be NO people! Us straight folk have every right to hate on the gays. They are killing the circle of life.

    September 25, 2010 at 3:48 pm | Report abuse |
    • Cousin Henry

      Has anyone given much thought to ALL of the homeless Children in America? There are currently OVER 500,000 children in Foster and State homes, UNwanted by their procreators. The Divorce rate is OVER 50% in America!

      September 27, 2010 at 6:17 am | Report abuse |
  28. Gomer

    Ok, so who's the wife and who's the husband? Is the one that looks like the man the husband? I'm so confused...

    September 25, 2010 at 3:46 pm | Report abuse |
  29. Straight

    The way to go! That's how I got on this earth!! Man + Woman = Creation of life. Woman + woman = no creation of life!

    September 25, 2010 at 3:41 pm | Report abuse |
  30. Mario

    It's so nice to see two people who are happy, in love, and successful. It gives me hope.

    September 25, 2010 at 3:05 pm | Report abuse |
  31. DND

    It is funny how men can write a book and stupid people take it soooo literally, and yes men wrote the any of you know that prior to the bible it was completely acceptable to host orgees....people "doing" people, not necessarily a man and a woman but men and women all together getting naked. It's funny how a man could walk the earth preaching to be a good person thousands of years ago and after years of bible thumpers, it has turned into you aren't a good person unless x,y, or z....rediculous and yes most of the bible thumpers have no idea how to be tolerant of others regardless of whatever the choices OTHERS are making-isn't that what you preach though, I'm confused. And in the end if someone else's soul does go to hell and you are right why do you even care anyway, it's not your soul, if you don't like it don't look at it or read about, stay in your sheltered little world and leave the rest of us alone!

    September 25, 2010 at 2:42 pm | Report abuse |
  32. Mark

    Its funny all the people who comment "Who cares" have taken the time to read the article and write a post. If you really don't care, shouldn't you just not read the article and/or not post a comment?

    September 25, 2010 at 2:20 pm | Report abuse |
  33. DND

    CONGRATULATIONS TO YOU BOTH....intolerant people will never understand that love is love no matter what gender or race, if it truly makes you happy, you both deserve it and who cares what stupid people think or say, screw em' they're just jealous cuz they don't have it and probably never will!

    P.S. Portia what happened with the show "Better off Ted," I just started watching it and finished the 2nd season, is it still on or did it get cancelled cuz that show was hysterical my favorite new "The Office"!

    September 25, 2010 at 2:03 pm | Report abuse |
  34. Cait

    Portia, what a big phony! She only kept her original middle name, while most actors at least keep the first or last name they were born with. I wonder what her family thinks about that. And she's also Austrailian? Jeez, what a fake.
    Congrats to Ellen, though. I think shes great, always has been. I just hope that Portia doesn't pull an Anne Heche on her.

    September 25, 2010 at 1:05 pm | Report abuse |
  35. niamah kahai

    Can't imagine two old hags playing bedminton...

    September 25, 2010 at 12:58 pm | Report abuse |
  36. ellgee

    Oh, Barf! Why should this make news?

    September 25, 2010 at 12:38 pm | Report abuse |
  37. indel

    Wishing well to the new De Generates family

    September 25, 2010 at 11:58 am | Report abuse |
  38. D.D.

    Yuk. What a waste.

    September 25, 2010 at 11:41 am | Report abuse |
  39. Craig


    September 25, 2010 at 11:30 am | Report abuse |
  40. YoyoYEOWYEOW

    The gays have literally hijacked society. Why must this filth be displayed on the front page of a major news web site?

    September 25, 2010 at 11:11 am | Report abuse |
  41. pth

    Two ugly women hooking up – who cares? I wonder what their children will look like – oh, yeah.

    September 25, 2010 at 10:36 am | Report abuse |
  42. NM

    @Myk c – I completely agree with your response to Becca

    and Joe-Right on the nose!

    September 25, 2010 at 10:27 am | Report abuse |
  43. Marc

    Well, I guess we now know who where's the pants in the family.

    September 25, 2010 at 10:12 am | Report abuse |
  44. Calvin

    Ugh! SIckos.

    September 25, 2010 at 10:04 am | Report abuse |
  45. Coach Lew

    Could there soon be a gender change or will they be happy continuing as females and using strap on's? Maybe they don't use them but it's a good chance that the old "P-s whether rubber or other wise is still being used. I just don't understand a lot of what goes on since day 1 and I am nearing my last day.

    September 25, 2010 at 9:12 am | Report abuse |
  46. NM

    @angel of merci-Your comment was sick and disgusting. You have taken the Lord and blasphemed him with your filth. You will be held accountable for that.

    September 25, 2010 at 12:59 am | Report abuse |
    • angel of merci

      Whatever dude. Just 'cause i cornholed Jesus don't mean I'm gonna get the chair...

      September 25, 2010 at 11:36 pm | Report abuse |
  47. hm

    They look comfortable with it – what more needs to be said? Other than to wish them well, of course. 🙂

    September 25, 2010 at 12:22 am | Report abuse |
  48. Erik

    When Abraham Lincoln was President, someone was trying to presuade him to do something less than honest, and said to him, "If you call a tail a leg, then you can say that a horse has five legs." President Lincoln responded by saying that if you call a tail a leg, that does not make it so, and the horse still only has four legs. We can rant and rave all we want to, and we can pass all kinds of laws, but we cannot change the inherent meaning of marriage, which is a three-way covenant between a man and a woman and the Lord, God. If the government says that two women, or two men, are married, that does not make it so, any more than if the government said that the sun rose in the west.

    September 24, 2010 at 11:25 pm | Report abuse |
  49. Sydney Australia

    Nothing but a couple of broads 'scissoring;.

    September 24, 2010 at 11:14 pm | Report abuse |
  50. Josephine Shaffer

    I agree with Jim S. Gay haters are every where i feel they been established by the Roman Catholics, those evangelicals there always going to be gay haters can't do nothing about it get rid them somehow by the the way i am a crossdresser lady, and i'm proud of it, and going to fight like hell against those gay haters 'm facing them right here in Johnstown, Pensylvania in a public housing too where it once safe to live.

    September 24, 2010 at 10:58 pm | Report abuse |
  51. Ansalem

    So ... let me get this straight. The younger one is the women and the older dude is the man? Wife and ... Husband-ess?

    September 24, 2010 at 10:53 pm | Report abuse |
  52. David


    September 24, 2010 at 10:40 pm | Report abuse |
  53. Rich

    One person said that there is no need for one person in this relationship to be the man...then neither of them should be wives...however in terms of the word man perhaps Portia de Rossi is the man since her new name is now, Portia Lee James DeGeneres with the addition of "James" remaining unclear. This is clear enough for me, she is the male partner and Ellen is the female partner however the complexity comes in when they are both refer to as wives.

    September 24, 2010 at 10:36 pm | Report abuse |
  54. albie

    Absolutely ridiculous.

    September 24, 2010 at 10:35 pm | Report abuse |
  55. Layla

    To all the idiots trying to imply that Portia is really straight and will leave Ellen for a man, you are completely clueless. She dated women before Ellen, and if this relationship doesn't work out, she will date women afterward.

    In fact, she was outted years ago because the paps managed to sneak pictures of her and then girlfriend Francesca Gregorini. This was when she was on Alley McBeal and still closeted. (the pictures can still be found on google images actually).

    She's dated other women well known in the lesbian community. She was even rumoured to have been linked to Guinevere Turner (who straight people probably won't know, she's a lesbian filmmaker and damned cute in her own right), and other women, but I don't have time to write an essay.

    Does this really come down to you thinking she is too pretty and femme to be gay? Because I have to break it you, there are so many beautiful lesbian it would make your head spin. Do you have any idea how many female models are openly gay? My favourite is Ruby Rose personally (big, fat, giant, super gay, and proud of it, watch her interviews on youtube)

    Also butch or andro do not mean a woman isn't beautiful. Much love for my gorgeous butch and andro women and lesbians out there. Especially the hotness that is Katie Sketch. Also andro men are beautiful.

    Carry on.

    September 24, 2010 at 10:33 pm | Report abuse |
  56. Julie

    I read some of the comments that are made about inevitable change and I just wonder, how sad that people find it acceptable. Not all change is good you know. Secondly, why Mrs and Mrs? Isint there a bit of confusion there and why does she (Ellen) act like a man? so much confusion that just tells you the whole thing is not right. As they'd say in law, it's against natural justice!

    September 24, 2010 at 10:31 pm | Report abuse |
    • Ohmy

      Really? Just because you find it confusing doesn't mean it is... Maybe you should stop trying to convince people of what is right and wrong and let them live their lives.

      September 24, 2010 at 10:35 pm | Report abuse |
  57. RBC

    Where is the honeymoon video?

    September 24, 2010 at 10:29 pm | Report abuse |
  58. cici

    lol @ chuck way up. go ellen, u rock!

    September 24, 2010 at 10:25 pm | Report abuse |
  59. JW

    Wicked perversion. The place called Calvary provides a way from going to that place called hell.

    September 24, 2010 at 10:23 pm | Report abuse |
  60. Sandy

    I just want to say to Joe that the Bible was written one thousand years after the DEATH of Christ! That being said I believe the "Old World History" class that I took told the truth when it said that the Bible and Christianity was taken over in Rome when Germania came in on horseback with over ten thousand people and took over all of society at that time! They are the ones that brought one man one woman type of life. It was not of any importance at all for centuries until that time! And the Bible has their belief's in it but that doesn't mean God had anything to do with it!!!

    September 24, 2010 at 10:22 pm | Report abuse |
  61. dan

    and people are not born gay. they see it on TV and listen to nut jobs like lady gaga and think gay is ok. gay is just a product of environment. its not a gene, or a defect in a human, its a choice. deal with it and stop crying.

    September 24, 2010 at 10:21 pm | Report abuse |
  62. dan

    gay isnt right. and just because people think it is immoral doesnt make them bigots. it is a lifestyle, not an ethnicity, or race. people choose to be gay and go against what society says is normal. last i checked, gays can still vote, gays can still drive, gays can still sit at the front of a bus, so dont say gays dont have rights or are discriminated against. gays make the choice to go against the flow and they need to deal with the problems they choose to have.

    September 24, 2010 at 10:19 pm | Report abuse |
  63. Mario

    I hope Ellen makes an appearance in the upcoming Arrested Development movie. GLBT teens are so lucky that they have role models these days.

    September 24, 2010 at 10:09 pm | Report abuse |
  64. hope120


    September 24, 2010 at 9:59 pm | Report abuse |
  65. Terry Brookman

    Turn them upside down and they are all sisters

    September 24, 2010 at 9:46 pm | Report abuse |
  66. AnaHadWolves

    I've known Ellen since 1981 when she was a student at Tulane University in New Orleans and was doing stand-up comedy at the Comedy Corner in the French Quarter. She is one of the nicest, most genuine and most down-to-earth people I've ever known. She continues to be a friend to this day: unpretentious, grounded and genuine.

    Best wishes to the happy couple!

    September 24, 2010 at 9:45 pm | Report abuse |
  67. rob

    It's not natural for a women to be with another women. Think about how we are made. It's amazing that people are that foolish and screwed up.

    September 24, 2010 at 9:41 pm | Report abuse |
  68. Marivs


    September 24, 2010 at 9:10 pm | Report abuse |
  69. jeff

    Leave them alone. They are doing what they want to do. I like both, men and women,and I'm marriad.....(:~)

    September 24, 2010 at 9:06 pm | Report abuse |
  70. dan

    Funnt how gay peoples only defense is us straight people are bigots. Its called imoral for a reason. If gay was so normal, why aren't we voting for straight marriage?

    September 24, 2010 at 9:02 pm | Report abuse |
  71. joni

    I SURE hope IDOL is better this year. I like Ellen, but she was NOT judge material on that show. She was still trying to be a stand-up-comic and didn't really judge their singing, she just told them they looked nice or had a nice dress on. And so happy that KARA is gone.......... did NOT like her.
    I'm not too sure how well Steven Tyler will be able to replace Simon.......... no one can.
    J.Lo should do ok.

    September 24, 2010 at 8:55 pm | Report abuse |
  72. the man

    If God wanted them to get married...they he would have given women the reproductive organs to mate. But cant women mate together? No...they go an adopt, or do invitro..which isnt natural...not by a long shot. If you repeat an idea to yourself a million times, eventually you'll be convinced that idea is the truth, and everyone else is incorrect. Just look at the human anaotmy, and you will find the truth.

    September 24, 2010 at 8:46 pm | Report abuse |
    • the man

      But I enjoy watching Ellen's show and I wish her all the best regardless of my opinion.

      September 24, 2010 at 8:48 pm | Report abuse |
  73. YounanMarketingAndManagementAssociatesInc, Int'l Intst'r

    Ellen was one of those 25 phoney family member people who tortured and beat up and killed that boy in the woods area after the other one was killed in phoenix by their connections also. Theresa Noelle Younan YMMA-III interpole galactica i-pic

    September 24, 2010 at 8:43 pm | Report abuse |
  74. Becca

    Most People who writes the negative crap in here are just jealous of people who are more powerful and richer than they are. These two woman have so much going for them that most people just wish they had 1/10 of what they do in smarts and money as well.
    How does anyone know that god does not think their way of live is so wrong? Maybe you people should take a good look at your self as your way of life might just be the wrong way.
    I wish these two people very good luck they will need it as long as there are so many negative people living on this earth.

    September 24, 2010 at 8:36 pm | Report abuse |
  75. YounanMarketingAndManagementAssociatesInc,Int'l Intst'r

    these racket leaders of pervert and all sorts of other criminal intimidation to extort kill and slave own are not the justice league of mine's friends and will never be. They are all members of the Satanic Resistance Movement and Rule Partners. Theresa Noelle Younan Younan Marketing And Management Associates Inc, Int'l Intst'r I-PIC interpole Galactica Y-Research Management Lord Spirit Madonna Monarch

    September 24, 2010 at 8:36 pm | Report abuse |
  76. freddy Ranwoxk

    Damn that ugly bi tch gets better woman than I do!

    September 24, 2010 at 8:29 pm | Report abuse |
  77. MeToo

    I always thought Ellen was the "guy" part in any of her relationships not the "wife" although I think she is very pretty she is too butch to be the "gal" ..... so why call her the wife? American Idol sucks since the only good part of the show are the idiots who show up for the interviews who waste everyone's time and space who haven't even a smidgen of talent much less musical talent.....but they act like idiots and it is funny but that is only on the first 2 ior 3 shows...then it is boring and stupid. Just watch the last 2 and you have the jest of the entire season.

    September 24, 2010 at 8:24 pm | Report abuse |
  78. marchmadness

    now make a video. that is the only interesting thing about gays.

    September 24, 2010 at 8:06 pm | Report abuse |
  79. E


    September 24, 2010 at 8:02 pm | Report abuse |
  80. Aaron

    I think these two women should have the right to adopt, serve in the military and have the financial benefits of married couples as a form of civil union. But the states that allow marriage are going to far. Marriage has always been between a man and a woman and we don't need to change the rules as long as they are not discriminated against. And not allowing gays to marry is not discrimination, its just not pandering to everybodies every little special need.

    September 24, 2010 at 7:56 pm | Report abuse |
  81. Tokiez

    Actually, most lesbian couples have one strong male type (the bull) and one submissive feminine type (the cow). Everyone I know already knows this-it is not a stereotype, it is as obvious as the sun rising in the east.

    September 24, 2010 at 7:49 pm | Report abuse |
  82. ida

    Sick to my stomach. Hypocrite.
    One of them wears man suit, the other one stay feminine.
    They don't like man. But they need their sperm to get pregnant to start a family.
    Same thing with the gays. They need the woman to carry the baby for 9 months.
    Ughhh we don't hate you. We love you. It's the sin that we don't like. It is wrong.

    September 24, 2010 at 7:47 pm | Report abuse |
    • KW

      @Ida, you have no authority whatsoever to dictate what's right and wrong in this world, just like the public also doesn't have that right, so just shut the hell up before we all catch your stupid.

      September 26, 2010 at 7:30 pm | Report abuse |
  83. Tania

    I think they are both beautiful and the love they have for each other is obvious. Good for them.

    September 24, 2010 at 7:42 pm | Report abuse |
  84. Dan

    Who Cares?

    September 24, 2010 at 7:38 pm | Report abuse |
  85. Doug

    I'd still like to have a ride on Ellen!

    September 24, 2010 at 7:37 pm | Report abuse |
  86. Tony

    So what were they known as before???? Mrs. and Mrs. ????????????

    September 24, 2010 at 7:37 pm | Report abuse |
  87. Dan

    Who cares? Now if the two of them actually make a baby, I'd be interested.

    September 24, 2010 at 7:36 pm | Report abuse |
  88. Tony

    Who really cares? They've been married for two years now!!!! So whats the big deal? Why is this news?
    Well, I'll sleep better tonight knowing that one of them changed their name! I was really worried about that!
    Ive lost alot of sleep over this issue! And finally, its over! AMEN!!!!!

    September 24, 2010 at 7:35 pm | Report abuse |
  89. commonsense

    I honestly believe Ellen and her partner are unwittingly supporting the death of common sense. Religion aside, the primary purpose for marriage is to have children. By supporting the gay/lesbian lifestlye as many of you are doing (with good intentions, I think) you help tear at the fabric of healthy family life hear in America and elsewhere. Notice I said lifesyle, not disposition. Common sense tells me that gay/lesbian lifestyles must not be considered to be an acceptable form of marriage. Don't misunderstand me. I am a fan of Ellen, but common sense will never allow me to support her lifestyle.

    September 24, 2010 at 7:30 pm | Report abuse |
  90. Eboni

    @ brandon And we hope you never "breed" either !!!

    September 24, 2010 at 7:29 pm | Report abuse |
  91. the_dude

    THis is like when you see some hot babe with a fugly dude and wonder...why? how? ellen is the ugly dude in this scenario FYI.

    September 24, 2010 at 7:14 pm | Report abuse |
  92. Really?

    Anyone notice that many of the the Hypocritea Partiers who prattle on about "less" government don't have a problem with that same government in the bedroom?

    September 24, 2010 at 7:06 pm | Report abuse |
  93. Sarah

    Ellen is hot!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    September 24, 2010 at 6:59 pm | Report abuse |
  94. Jay

    Gross by any other name is still gross.

    September 24, 2010 at 6:54 pm | Report abuse |
  95. Denise

    They're a great couple. Much happiness to them.

    September 24, 2010 at 6:46 pm | Report abuse |
  96. FYI

    Introducing...Mrs & Mrs "DeGenerate" !!

    September 24, 2010 at 6:42 pm | Report abuse |
  97. Ryan

    Man, Portia kind of sold herself short- she's WAY too hot for Ellen!!!

    September 24, 2010 at 6:34 pm | Report abuse |
  98. caskinner

    I liked it better when gays were in the closet.

    September 24, 2010 at 6:30 pm | Report abuse |
  99. logan

    Amanda Rogers was married to a man not that long ago, to get a green card. now, she married old and desperate Ellen, who is pushing 60, for some cash. It's not exactly a true love story, folks. Amanda's next marriage will be to whatever gender serves her purpose.

    September 24, 2010 at 6:19 pm | Report abuse |
  100. lisa

    That is good. I just love Ellen. She seems like a really really nice person. If I was famous I would go on her show if she asked me. I think she is true blue the real deal.

    September 24, 2010 at 6:15 pm | Report abuse |
  101. KBinMN

    Look at me! Look at me! Look at me!

    September 24, 2010 at 6:15 pm | Report abuse |
  102. Tyler

    Congratulations to them. I wish I could be so lucky to marry my girlfriend, but unfortunately she is not a US Citizen. . . Live and let love!

    September 24, 2010 at 6:14 pm | Report abuse |
  103. Neil

    Why don't they just move to Europe and keep America clean of this trash

    September 24, 2010 at 6:13 pm | Report abuse |
  104. logan

    her birth name is not Portia, it's Amanda Rogers. she married a man to get a green card, and she married ellen for the financial security. she is known for her "strategic relationship" patterns. divorce will soon follow.

    September 24, 2010 at 6:13 pm | Report abuse |
  105. George

    Just let them be and mind your business.

    September 24, 2010 at 6:12 pm | Report abuse |
  106. wirehead

    who cares people thats there lifes they can love anyone they want.....they could have been your sister.

    September 24, 2010 at 6:09 pm | Report abuse |
  107. mary

    It just doesn't "move" me you know?
    I can't think 'awe isn't that wonderful' ? It just seems sick.

    September 24, 2010 at 6:05 pm | Report abuse |
  108. gee gee

    can they have babies oh no! there goes mankind?

    September 24, 2010 at 5:50 pm | Report abuse |
  109. kloeeey

    WOw, That's confusing to think about. I don't get it nor do i want to.

    September 24, 2010 at 5:39 pm | Report abuse |
  110. Patrick

    Portia used to be hot when she was on Arrested Development. That said, I hope her & Ellen are happy and stay together for the rest of their lives.

    September 24, 2010 at 5:23 pm | Report abuse |
  111. OldManTime

    Ellen is starting to look like an old man.

    September 24, 2010 at 5:22 pm | Report abuse |
  112. PuNkerpoo

    After I hit the send, I noticed I posted under pUkerpoo. Too funnty. (:

    September 24, 2010 at 5:19 pm | Report abuse |
  113. Pukerpoo

    I have come to the conclusion that gays are born that way – it is in there genetics. I am not a scientist, so I don't know all the details or remember, but there have been studies showing differrences in straight and gay men in their chromosome makeup (something do with their mothers x chromomes, I think – if your really interested you should be able to find it on the web).
    They are made that way, so if God is upset with them as some of you seem to think (although I could never quite figure out how people KNOW what God is thinking), then He needs to quit making them that way (problem solved).

    September 24, 2010 at 5:17 pm | Report abuse |
  114. YounanMarketingAndManagementAssociatesInc, int'l Intst'r

    It's about 50 names to leave your lover. Try that dick on for size. Ellen's name is ellen degenerate in fact, i'm not sure she is really a french madamme eithre. sincerely, theresa noelle younan younan mma-iii i-pic interpole galactica lord spirit world ruler madonna monarch. y-research management

    September 24, 2010 at 5:15 pm | Report abuse |
  115. Dike Dick

    Ellen just loves to strap on the big, flesh toned dong, and pour on the coals while banging Portia. The pretty one is always the one taking it. The short-haired dogs like DeGeneres have head problems. She is into scat according to my sources.

    September 24, 2010 at 5:14 pm | Report abuse |
  116. Day

    Heal the World

    September 24, 2010 at 5:14 pm | Report abuse |
  117. Freedom Without Limits (Polygamy/Polyandry)

    Since we are in the era of being "free-minded' and adults have the right to choose freely without impinging on the rights of others. Hence, everybody should be happy with whatever they consent to (basically live with your choice).
    The question is "why am I not allowed to marry the 2 wonderful adults that have consented to me". Or why are they not free to add another 3 adults to our party under a consensual union???? Why is our own choice for happiness not getting approval in this society? Equal rights for all, right?
    Hmmm, folks we are not moving this train fast enough!!! There is a whole new world in front....THINK !!!

    September 24, 2010 at 5:14 pm | Report abuse |
  118. YounanMarketingAndManagementAssociatesInc, Int'l Intst'r

    It's about 50 names to leave your lover. Try that dick on for size.

    September 24, 2010 at 5:12 pm | Report abuse |
  119. Russ

    Oh how sweet! Carpet munchers rule!!!

    September 24, 2010 at 5:11 pm | Report abuse |
  120. JB

    Yippee....who cares...and what's with the stupid headline, "Mr & Mrs DeGeneres"?

    September 24, 2010 at 5:07 pm | Report abuse |
    • KW

      First of all, MORON, the headline is "MRS. and MRS. DeGeneres"...GET IT RIGHT! Secondly, just do everyone a favor and go jack off your dog in your basement or whatever it is you do in your free time...CLEARLY you do not belong anywhere near the internet, or a computer for that matter!

      September 26, 2010 at 7:28 pm | Report abuse |
  121. Freedom Without Limits (Polygamy/Polyandry)

    Since we are in the era of being "free-minded' and adults have the right to choose freely without impinging on the rights of other. Hence, everybody should be happy with whatever they consent to (basically live with your choice).
    The question is "why am I not allowed to marry the 2 wonderful adults that have consented to me". Or why are they not free to add another 3 adults to our party under a consentual union???? Why is our own choice for happiness not getting approval in this society?
    Hmmm, folks we are not moving this trainfast enough !!! There is a whole new world in front....THINK !!!

    September 24, 2010 at 5:05 pm | Report abuse |
    • KDW1

      There is a big difference b/tw polyandry/polygamy and allowing gay marriage. Marriage is a contract between two people given by the government. With said contract comes rights and responsibilities. It is well within the legal scope to say only two people can enter into said legal contract with each other. You can still religiously marry as many people as you want and your church will allow. It jut won't have any legal standing. It becomes discriminatory to gays when you say that only two people that meet certain gender criteria can marry.

      September 24, 2010 at 5:24 pm | Report abuse |
    • Logic?

      @ KDW1

      Marriage is defined as a union between a man and a woman, you want to change it to equal a man and a man or a woman and a woman....but yet you discriminate against someone who wants to change the definition to be a man and 2 women or a woman and 2 men or 3 men or whatever. Why do you hate people who want to find happiness in their union? Why do want to take away their right to feel loved in holy matrimony?

      I want marriage to remain as a man and a woman....why dont you pursue your own marriage definition. If you succeed at changing the definition of will open the door to all of this legally. I hope you can see this and not just your own agenda.

      September 24, 2010 at 6:15 pm | Report abuse |
    • Bob Loblaw

      I would have to add to this the question of why consensual incestuous relationships are not allowed?

      September 24, 2010 at 8:33 pm | Report abuse |
  122. LancelotLink

    Portia looks great, I'd hit that! Ellen looks like she's already been hit, with the ugly stick. *budumpump*

    September 24, 2010 at 4:59 pm | Report abuse |
  123. Phil

    Maybe you need to learn how to spell, Dale. It's THAN not THEN.

    September 24, 2010 at 4:57 pm | Report abuse |
  124. dallas d

    Live and let live. NO ONE knows what God thinks, or, in fact, whether God exists...and by the way, there is no such
    word as's buffoon, buffoon. More power to anyone who has the guts to live their lives the way that feels
    right to them, and the h-with anyone who doesn't like it.

    September 24, 2010 at 4:56 pm | Report abuse |
  125. Jo

    Lot of ignorant, immature people who need some education here!!! WOW! And don't throw throw the lords name into YOUR bigotry, that puts YOU on the path to hell if you believe that stuff. Uderstanding and acceptance of all is the key. Remember, YOUR not perfect and have faults.

    September 24, 2010 at 4:55 pm | Report abuse |
  126. Jo

    LOL, Jim S you need A LOT spelled out for you!! LOL.

    September 24, 2010 at 4:51 pm | Report abuse |
  127. JC23

    Her new name......Ellen Degenerate........pass it on....

    September 24, 2010 at 4:49 pm | Report abuse |
  128. WAWA


    September 24, 2010 at 4:44 pm | Report abuse |
  129. JC

    I imagine the bride and bride will have a fist full of hollers.

    September 24, 2010 at 4:42 pm | Report abuse |
  130. Mother Carmody

    I stand in righteous judgment of these two symbols of moral decay. When Jesus returns, they will be cast down into the fires where they belong.

    September 24, 2010 at 4:41 pm | Report abuse |
  131. kokkinoskaros

    If it does not go up your rectum why you get electrified. Sappho is smiling from above. She never had so many followers!

    September 24, 2010 at 4:40 pm | Report abuse |
  132. Santiago

    It's so pathetic when narcissistic heteros call good looking gay people a waste. Always trying to recruit us
    into their sick lifestyle. ha ha ha

    September 24, 2010 at 4:35 pm | Report abuse |
  133. tcaros

    they'll both wear flat shoes and try to order for the other at the restuarant...

    September 24, 2010 at 4:34 pm | Report abuse |
  134. Sherrie

    Fine that Portia changed her last name to DeGeneres. But, please...let's stop the Mr. and Mrs. or wife and wife.
    Spouse or partner works just fine, thank you.

    September 24, 2010 at 4:34 pm | Report abuse |
  135. tcaros

    Portia is in it for the fame and access. It's all about her career. At least with Ellen she doesn't have to sleep with a bunch of salty old men.

    btw- ellen is pretty butch looking in the picture.

    September 24, 2010 at 4:33 pm | Report abuse |
  136. Kathy

    Who cares which one is "the man" or "wears the pants?" They're in love. They're happy. Wonderful couple and I wish them all the best.

    September 24, 2010 at 4:31 pm | Report abuse |
  137. mc

    2 bulls withthe same last name, who cares?

    September 24, 2010 at 4:27 pm | Report abuse |
  138. Willy Brown

    B utch and B utchie.

    September 24, 2010 at 4:21 pm | Report abuse |
  139. Willy Brown

    Butch and Butchie too cute.

    September 24, 2010 at 4:19 pm | Report abuse |
  140. Rob

    Once again....regardless of what the courts say....what society says...she can change her name all she wants...two women CAN NOT marry....two men CAN NOT marry. Never could...never can...never will.

    September 24, 2010 at 4:17 pm | Report abuse |
    • Frank

      Moron. They are legally married in the state of California. They got hitched before the nitwits banned it. It doesn't matter what your childish personal opinion is.

      September 24, 2010 at 4:20 pm | Report abuse |
    • KW

      @Rob, you have no authority whatsoever to dictate how other people live their lives, and neither does the public, so you and everyone else like you need to get off of that high horse right now.

      September 26, 2010 at 7:25 pm | Report abuse |
  141. Nancy Smith

    That's NASTY..They both gonna FRY !!!

    September 24, 2010 at 4:15 pm | Report abuse |
    • KW

      @Nancy, the only person who deserves to fry is you, so have fun with that

      September 26, 2010 at 7:23 pm | Report abuse |
  142. scoobydo

    don"t they need children ?

    September 24, 2010 at 4:13 pm | Report abuse |
  143. Bek

    Oh they will have such beautiful children... 🙂

    September 24, 2010 at 4:10 pm | Report abuse |
  144. Geri

    I don't pretend to understand; however if they are happy, why can't we leave them along?

    September 24, 2010 at 4:03 pm | Report abuse |
  145. Kate

    I am a gay Christian and God loves me. What God does not love is hate. Love they neighbor, period. There were no comma's at the end of that statement like unless they are gay. Everyone find your own happiness and don't worry about everyone else. Peace.

    September 24, 2010 at 4:03 pm | Report abuse |
    • Bob Loblaw

      Anyone that would imply that God does not love you, obviously does not know God very well, however keep in mind that God does in fact love everyone, the hated and the haters. Considering then that God does in fact love everyone, would it be safe to say that there is certainly BEHAVIOR that He does not love? What defines a person as a criminal is not if they feel the natural urge to steal but if they act on that urge. I know people who have that "natural" compulsion to take what they want but they know that they must restrain that BEHAVIOR.

      September 24, 2010 at 8:17 pm | Report abuse |
  146. mario

    So 2 donut pushers think that this is noirmal and not perverse! How sick is society...Especially in CA!

    September 24, 2010 at 3:58 pm | Report abuse |
  147. mario

    And we are suppose to really care of this phony crap!

    September 24, 2010 at 3:56 pm | Report abuse |
  148. me

    I wonder if ellen will let me take a ride on her Porsche.

    September 24, 2010 at 3:56 pm | Report abuse |
  149. Pentecostal4lyfe

    I just pray that both of them receive salvation before Jesus comes back – Their souls are lost and God is not pleased with this nonsense! God help us – One Man, One woman – *not adam and steve* – Help them Lord...

    September 24, 2010 at 3:50 pm | Report abuse |
    • Frank

      Jesus isn't coming back because of people like you. Same with Buddha, Krishna and all the rest. I wouldn't come back, either. I'd transcend and get the hell out of here, like they did.

      September 24, 2010 at 3:54 pm | Report abuse |
    • non-retarted4lyfe

      Pentecostal4lyfe, since you are well-vested in the power of prayer, I have one for you:
      "Holy Christ, please help open the eyes of people like Pentecostal4lyfe who think they know who you are and what you're about but couldn't be further from your message and intent for this world. Please help Pentecostal4lyfe pull their head out of their a$$. If you cannot, please take Pentecostal4lyfe to your heavenly kingdom a little early; I'm sure being on this earth hurts Pentecostal4lyfe's head when they try to wrap it around reality. kthxamen."

      September 24, 2010 at 5:41 pm | Report abuse |
    • Linda

      Keep praying, your choice, your right. Keep your laws off MY body.

      September 24, 2010 at 9:24 pm | Report abuse |
  150. T'SAH from Virginia

    Good Luck – Now get together with Lady Gaga and get that "Don't Ask Don't Tell" repealed!!!

    September 24, 2010 at 3:49 pm | Report abuse |
  151. Mark B.

    Hector Rules NJ – The Book was written by many men over a couple thousand year period. The Dead Sea scrolls found in the 50's were in line with all the other Versions circulating at the time. The Bible is the only place ON EARTH that correctly predicted Israel reconstructing as a nation (The ONLY nation ever to do so). As for your faith, define it. What do you believe in? Why are you here? Where did the stars and sea and earth come from? How exactly did nothing become something without an outside cause? Who caused it? 'Splain me!

    September 24, 2010 at 3:47 pm | Report abuse |
  152. Pam


    September 24, 2010 at 3:38 pm | Report abuse |
  153. C"S

    Bestiality it would be anyone sleeping with you Nick.
    Ignorant moronic conservative, conservative for the sake of being conservative, what the hell does one person loving another has to do with bestiality, compare oranges to oranges

    September 24, 2010 at 3:37 pm | Report abuse |
    • Linda D

      Great one C"S – that made me laugh – – if we 'allow' gays to.. fill-in-the-blank, naturally it will lead to bestiality. Same brains that brought us marijuana (naturally) leads to heroin use.

      Fortunately, this country is becoming more accepting of the 'preprinted' choices. We're individuals, some of just don't like only apple pie.

      September 24, 2010 at 9:22 pm | Report abuse |
  154. Pam

    I would honestly like to know why, with almost all gay couples, they still look like a man and woman. Any why, if a woman likes other women, would she like a woman who looks like a man (same thing with gay men)? I'm really not trying to be offensive. Can someone explain this?

    September 24, 2010 at 3:36 pm | Report abuse |
  155. Adam

    Again...who cares?

    September 24, 2010 at 3:35 pm | Report abuse |
  156. Alondra

    What happen with ":Ellen" ? has she a bad odor in his nose ?

    September 24, 2010 at 3:27 pm | Report abuse |
  157. tessamalk

    They look so happy! Good for them!!

    September 24, 2010 at 3:24 pm | Report abuse |
  158. Sunflower

    Ok.. heres the deal.. or all you haters and all others... I for 1 am not gay.. I have read the bible, I know that God would not approve... with that said.. Who cares who one chooses to love. It has no effect on your life.. If they are happy, and treat each other well... they are better off than most of the "normal" marriages out there. Who are you to judge? God is the final judge... We will ALL have to answer to him.. and I dont want to have to explain why I was so hateful to one of his children for a choice that has NOTHING to do with me. Quit drinking your hateraid- seriously... we all have skelotons in our closet that go against what the bible says, and we have all done things we will need to answer for. Why worry about what others have to answer for.. worry for yourself. Those who throw the first stone normally have something to hide. The media pushes it out there for the world.. its not the couples doing it. And you choose to watch, and listen, and comment on this articles.. which keeps them coming.. because they obviously create a HUGE interest in the story. So congrats to Ellen and Portia.. I hope your marriage brings more happiness to you than more than 50% of the "normal" marriages.

    September 24, 2010 at 3:23 pm | Report abuse |
  159. Mama

    There is nothing attractive about two lesbians. Rich or poor. Beautiful or ugly. It is still un-natural and its still wrong. Ellen may be talented, generous and big hearted but it doesnt make her lifestyle right.

    September 24, 2010 at 3:22 pm | Report abuse |
    • Frank

      It's not a 'lifestyle'. It's an intrinsic part of who you are. It's not 'unnatural', either. 'Unnatural' implies some sort of coersion. If anything, closet cases and 'ex-gays' are unnatural.

      September 24, 2010 at 3:41 pm | Report abuse |
  160. Rob

    The fact that this behavior is cheered on and celebrated is a large reason for the moral decline of this country. The gay community attempting to force normal people to accept the gay lifestyle is no different than straight people saying the gay lifestyle is wrong. However, we who believe this behavior is sinful will be labled as intolerant and biggoted. The double standard is the most offensive thing of all.

    September 24, 2010 at 3:22 pm | Report abuse |
    • Frank

      Love is not a 'sin'. Jesus would have better things to do than get pi$$y at people falling in love. MOVE ON.

      September 24, 2010 at 3:42 pm | Report abuse |
    • Rob(bed) of a brain, huh buddy?

      Jesus, Rob, if being normal is being like you, then I hope to be as abnormal as possible.
      BTW, sorry about the whole "being an offspring of my dad and my sister" thing. I'm sure if you get at least one of your extra limbs removed most people won't be able to tell; at least until you open your mouth and begin to speak.

      September 24, 2010 at 5:35 pm | Report abuse |
  161. the_dude

    I once saw Gary Busey in the las vegas airport. He looked so tore up like he had been partying hard for a week straight. I thought a human couldn't look any worse until I saw the ellen picture in this article. She should thank the lore she has money.

    September 24, 2010 at 3:14 pm | Report abuse |
  162. non-aligned to anything

    This is the first time I have ever commented on the internet. And, I must say, Dan, you are an absolute neanderthalian idiot. Check this out: I bet you are white; have a waistline at least 38", guzzle beer, and barely graduated college. Oh yeah, and clearly, you have a very limited use of the English language, and limited capacity for sustained thoughts. Your rights end where my nose begins. Throw up if you like over other peoples lifestyle. But, you have no legal rights to do anything about it. And to suggest such rights makes you a screaming facist.

    September 24, 2010 at 3:14 pm | Report abuse |
    • albie

      Sorry to break this to you, but the majority makes the rules babe. More votes = no right to marry. period.

      September 24, 2010 at 10:40 pm | Report abuse |
  163. A New Generation

    Wow. I thought this was a new generation, a generation where others accepted others no matter who they loved or wanted to be with. It saddens me to see such closed minded ppl. As for the bible, its a book of stories passed on and manipulated by man. Maybe it started out in gods word thousands of years ago, but as of today, i compare it to the Grimm brothers story book. Do I believe in god? Yes, do I believe in one that is confined in any specific religion? NO. While Im straight, and love guys, I also believe two men or two women have as much right to be together as me and my bf.
    Please, for you close minded ppl, I know its hard, but try and open your eyes. This is a new generation, and I hope it to be the generation that finally opens its eyes and hearts, releasing the hate many obviosly still have,

    September 24, 2010 at 3:12 pm | Report abuse |
  164. Frank

    Great for them.
    She might as well be Portia Winfry; Oprah's a lesbian, too!

    September 24, 2010 at 3:12 pm | Report abuse |
    • carolae

      Interesting, I was wonder about Oprah. However, they noted Ellen as "the wife". With the clothes she wears,
      I would have thought her to be the male counterpart. I guess what they say about "clothes making the person"
      doesn't count in this case.

      September 25, 2010 at 10:12 am | Report abuse |
    • carolae

      Interesting, I was wondering about Oprah. However, they noted Ellen as "the wife". With the clothes she wears,
      I would have thought her to be the male counterpart. I guess what they say about "clothes making the person"
      doesn't count in this case.

      September 25, 2010 at 10:13 am | Report abuse |
  165. dongfanghong

    Doubled-tipped marital aids.

    That is all.

    September 24, 2010 at 3:12 pm | Report abuse |
  166. Girly Men and Manly Girls

    I couldn't imagine anyone hooking up with Ellen, male or female. She's so damned Fugly!!!

    September 24, 2010 at 3:00 pm | Report abuse |
  167. noob

    who wears the pants in dat family?

    September 24, 2010 at 2:59 pm | Report abuse |
  168. Bobby

    What a joke.....they deserve each other....

    September 24, 2010 at 2:58 pm | Report abuse |
  169. Gail & Bob The LaDudas'

    Well it's about time! You two LOVEBIRDS just make me smile, You both are a PERFECT couple, I'm SO proud of you.
    Wishing you all the best!!! Fondly, The Toughtest Cowgirl in The South West!!!

    September 24, 2010 at 2:57 pm | Report abuse |
  170. Bobby

    Who gives a rats Ass.....what a joke...

    September 24, 2010 at 2:57 pm | Report abuse |
  171. See Novak

    Sorry, but gay marriage is NOT inevitable because the minorities are not as tolerant as the guilty liberal whites and they have bigger families. That's what you libbers get for promoting abortion for 30+ years and waiting till you are 40 to have kids

    September 24, 2010 at 2:53 pm | Report abuse |
  172. RandyZ

    Congratulations Ellen...
    You da man!

    September 24, 2010 at 2:51 pm | Report abuse |
  173. Tom, Long Beach, California

    wow, lots of angry carpet munchers

    September 24, 2010 at 2:49 pm | Report abuse |
  174. noob

    Congratulations they looks so sweet together

    September 24, 2010 at 2:43 pm | Report abuse |
  175. Crank

    I wouldnt mind having some time in the sack with the wife

    September 24, 2010 at 2:43 pm | Report abuse |
  176. st1v roma

    sources tell me that legally now DeGeneres will be like any other man in a relationship, on the hook for life financially .

    September 24, 2010 at 2:40 pm | Report abuse |
  177. Brandon

    They should disable comments on these types of stories. The comments section seems to attract all the idiots.

    September 24, 2010 at 2:38 pm | Report abuse |
  178. George W Bush

    I'm reading Superfudge!

    September 24, 2010 at 2:37 pm | Report abuse |
  179. Swamprattler

    I'd go ahead and give mrs. degenerate the keys to the city, you clowns act like accepting gays is important, well it dang sure isn't

    September 24, 2010 at 2:36 pm | Report abuse |
  180. Drazul

    The best part of all these gays getting on with their lives is that it will hopefully reduce the procreation rate which is draining this planet of life or at least get some of the kids out of the adoption agencies and into a caring environment.

    September 24, 2010 at 2:33 pm | Report abuse |
  181. melissa

    Everyone in this world deserves to be happy whether they are gay or straight. The world is a twisted place because of all you judgemental freaks

    September 24, 2010 at 2:33 pm | Report abuse |
  182. Drazul

    Woot – fish cake at the wedding 😛

    September 24, 2010 at 2:30 pm | Report abuse |
  183. melissa

    the real people that need prayers are all the judgemental jerks that are writing about how horrible it is for people to be gay. You are totally going to hell !!!!

    September 24, 2010 at 2:29 pm | Report abuse |
  184. Noob

    shouldn't this be in the weird news section?

    September 24, 2010 at 2:27 pm | Report abuse |
  185. Swamprattler

    BIG DEAL, who gives a crap about ellen degenerate

    September 24, 2010 at 2:26 pm | Report abuse |
  186. CrySomeMoreWingnuts

    I'll say it again:

    The best thing about this article is that it doesn't care what you small-minded, intolerant bigots/religious zealots attempting to promote hate in the name of "love" think! It's already said and done and the two of them are now free to lead long, happy lives together!

    Gay marriage is an inevitability – you may not like it, but I'm sure you're the same people who would have had the same comments to make about interracial marriage 50 years ago. Time moves on, people progress, if you don't like it, maybe you should move to a fanatic Islam nation where your rights are not protected and you are subjected to national laws based on religion...isn't that the sort of thing you're into?

    September 24, 2010 at 2:24 pm | Report abuse |
  187. Devra

    It doesn't matter..his name or hir name. What I find interesting is Portia is keeping her other name 'for professional purposes'. You think she actually recognizes how unrecognizable she is-except for the name?

    September 24, 2010 at 2:23 pm | Report abuse |
  188. Robaire

    May the best they've seen the worst they will see together.

    I believe that love...good love is in great demand and short supply. That being said, if you are capable of loving...and not everyone doesn't matter whom you love as long as you do love. These women are adult, taxpaying citizens who deserve a shot at being happy. So advice to you is: Take it the way you find it, or leave it the way it is.

    God Bless you, Ellen & Portia. You are luckier than most. You found each other and committed to a common goal of "the pursuit of happiness". I hope you succeed.

    September 24, 2010 at 2:21 pm | Report abuse |
    • Destiny

      Love to those who commented here because they are happy for Ellen and Portia. Pity to those who came here just to spew more misguided hatred.

      Here's a clue...the world is changing. People are accepting. Be compassionate and come along, or just sit there in your ignorance and get left behind.

      September 24, 2010 at 6:13 pm | Report abuse |
  189. Dek

    If Ellen DeGeneres was a regular person this chick would have never married or even cared for her. That's the power of money. Could make a women marry a woman just to be rich.

    September 24, 2010 at 2:18 pm | Report abuse |
    • Are there letters missing from your name, or can you just not remember them?

      And if YOU were a normal person, you wouldn't be posting such retarted drivel. kthxbuhbyenow.

      September 24, 2010 at 5:29 pm | Report abuse |
    • Pacific12345

      Portia is a famous actress and model. Know your pop culture before talking. Idiot.

      September 24, 2010 at 8:53 pm | Report abuse |
  190. Dean

    Wonder if they will honeymoon in Iran????

    September 24, 2010 at 2:16 pm | Report abuse |
    • Christ, that's some wicked comedy, right there...

      HAHAHAHAHA! Whew! Man, Dean, that was so funny! And original! You must have stayed up 'til 2, 2:30 thinking that one up, am I right? Gosh, I bet people in your neck of the woods are just as funny as you, huh? ...Woah, still breathless from laughing so much. At you. Jackhole.
      In the meantime, you are more than welcome to honeymoon in my a$$.

      September 24, 2010 at 5:27 pm | Report abuse |
  191. Reason

    Don't they mean Mr. and Mrs. DeGeneres. Isn't it somewhat ironic that the man of the relationship (ellen) still gets her name adopted. Go Ellen! Keep pushing masculine rights

    September 24, 2010 at 2:14 pm | Report abuse |
  192. Libra

    This violates the sancticty of marriage....

    September 24, 2010 at 2:14 pm | Report abuse |
  193. See Novak

    Wait till the "wife" meets Harrison Ford. Getting back at daddy.......

    September 24, 2010 at 2:13 pm | Report abuse |
  194. Gem

    Any man in their right mind couldn't love that thing to the left of Portia. That explains alot. Yep mental disease is a growing concern these days

    September 24, 2010 at 2:10 pm | Report abuse |
  195. brad

    equal rights does NOT mean RIGHT..
    being sincere in thinking you are right, doesn't mean you can't be sincerely WRONG
    it's a shame the idea/ideal of marriage is so corrupted and shattered.. divorce rate, living together rate is higher then the marriage rate.. its a shame.. marriage and family is the BACKBONE of society, if marriage breaks down, or isnt taken seriously as the vows of TRUE MARRIAGE between a MAN & WOMAN aren't taken seriously.. society will break down from within, like EXACTLY what's going on right now.. it's a shame really...I'm patiently waiting for that "twinkling of an eye" thing to happen then things will be put right.. what a time that will be... unlike whats going on in the world, specially in the US now.. Marriage today is a joke, taken as a joke for the most part.. and mostly is done for convienence, no love, no committment, just throw-away marriages/relationships.. along with gay/lesbian marriages.. kids today have enough problems finding role models in their world.. specially if they don't have role models where they belong.. in the home, in the character and decency of their PARENTS.... that's my .02 now I'm broke

    September 24, 2010 at 2:10 pm | Report abuse |
    • ...ZZZzzz "Huh?"

      Are you still typing, Brad? Nobody's paying attention to you. Now, go take a nap and you'll feel better. Better have mommy change that poopy diaper, first, though...

      September 24, 2010 at 5:22 pm | Report abuse |
  196. Roger

    "All political correctness aside.....
    This is some sick – – – – !!!
    And you liberals wonder why foreign
    countries look down on us ??"

    I'm from the UK, and my country along with many other Western Countries are far ahead of your so called 'land of the free' on this issue. Statements like what you have written above that makes other Western Countries look down at yours. For instance the UK, Australia, France, Germany, Canada, Russia etc all allow gays to serve openly in the military, while the US has DADT. Don't worry, you are in good company – Iran, China etc.

    September 24, 2010 at 2:08 pm | Report abuse |
    • Hector Rules NJ

      THANK YOU!! These comments just prove to the international community how ignorant and idiotic many American's are. These are the reason's people look down on us...but what do you expect of a country that is so young, more so what do you expect of it's people. AND I'm American which is sad.

      September 24, 2010 at 2:19 pm | Report abuse |
    • Ballz

      Now if you could just work on your oral hygiene over there...

      September 24, 2010 at 2:35 pm | Report abuse |
    • EEEE

      Hey now! Just because most american's are idiots...doesn't mean all are!!

      September 24, 2010 at 3:11 pm | Report abuse |
    • Hector Rules NJ

      Hence the word "many"....

      September 24, 2010 at 3:15 pm | Report abuse |
    • g.i. blow

      If I recall correctly my country (USA) has bailed your country's ass
      out of trouble many times.....militarily and financially. We do not need
      scolding from the likes of you.

      September 24, 2010 at 4:27 pm | Report abuse |
    • Roger

      Hey I'm not saying all Americans think this way, and I don't hate your country. I'm just replying to that idiot who made that statement; it is wrong for assuming that other countries will look down on the US for having gay marriage etc. It is pretty much the opposite. Other western countries are generally a bit more accepting of the gay issue and guess what, we haven't burned in hell.

      September 25, 2010 at 10:52 am | Report abuse |
  197. Joe Fattal

    Lets see if their contribution to evolution will have any meaning to that relationship.

    September 24, 2010 at 2:06 pm | Report abuse |
  198. Daddycuzzz

    Portia Winfrey !!! That does not sound too off base. That might become true if Portia and Ellen separates and Oprah and Gail do so too

    September 24, 2010 at 2:04 pm | Report abuse |
  199. ingrid

    Congrats. I hope they are happy.

    September 24, 2010 at 2:02 pm | Report abuse |
  200. James

    I know pronounce you Wife & Wife...Sweet America, How did we let this happen?

    September 24, 2010 at 2:02 pm | Report abuse |
  201. Destiny

    I'm NOT gay or lesbian, but I absolutely ADORE Ellen. She's hilarious, such a good person, and her show makes me smile without fail. She deserves happiness so much more than so many of you creepy gay and lesbian bashers who have nothing better to do than try to dictate to others what's "sinful". Go take a good hard look at yourself because you're surely living in a glass house of some sort.
    Leave Ellen alone and let people like me appreciate the good that she and so many other gays and lesbians brings to the world...and let everyone have equal rights for crying out loud.

    September 24, 2010 at 2:00 pm | Report abuse |
    • Daddycuzzz

      Equal rights!!! is there a problem???....Every man (gay or straight) has the right to marry a woman. Similarly, every woman (gay or straight) has the right to marry a man. No man (gay or straight) has the right to marry another man, No woman (gay or straight) has the right to marry another woman. So...... where is the equal rights issue?

      September 24, 2010 at 2:11 pm | Report abuse |
  202. 6011herbert

    I'll give them three years. Then its over. Then they can use scrabble squares to pick a new name. who cares?

    September 24, 2010 at 1:59 pm | Report abuse |
  203. gregory

    WOW, 50% here are lazbo, no wonder america is sinking

    September 24, 2010 at 1:59 pm | Report abuse |
    • amanda

      Yeah......becasue anyone who defends gay rights MUST be gay. That sounds like a totally accurate statement. And anyone who is against slavery MUST be black. In case your pea brain didn't catch it – that was sarcasm.

      September 24, 2010 at 4:03 pm | Report abuse |
    • Frank

      Yes, I am a proud lesbian transs@xual man who also happens to be a switch hitting f@ggot. That's the only reasoning why I stand up for the gheys. Go figure.

      September 24, 2010 at 4:05 pm | Report abuse |
    • Frank


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  204. Alex

    I love how time goes forward, people expect big changes and you are closed-mided about it if you dont accept it or agree with it. Continue to be brainwashed to accept things that deep down you know aren't normal.

    September 24, 2010 at 1:59 pm | Report abuse |
  205. Iron Gland

    So, for all the haters, would it be better for them to marry men and pretend to be happy, then to really be happy. I'm not gay, but I never understood the hatred for the gay community. If they are happy, so be it. How does it affect you at all? This is where the haters say, "I don't like it being shoved in my face" Well, then don't click on the article, change the channel, crawl in a hole and keep your hate to yourself.

    September 24, 2010 at 1:58 pm | Report abuse |
    • AJ

      Thank you! I knew a guy who was married with 2 little boys, that I met out somewhere with a gay friend of mine (I am straight). Quite a while later, I went to a gay bar with this friend and saw the guy with his boyfriend and another gay couple. The guy was a choir director at a big church in my hometown.... When we left, I asked my friend, "Wasn't that the guy we met several months ago – – with his WIFE and KIDS?" 😐 I don't care if someone is gay – but not being true to yourself, and not being truthful to other innocent people – I really have a problem with that.

      September 24, 2010 at 3:47 pm | Report abuse |
  206. RandyZ

    So who's the 'pitcher' and who's the 'catcher'?

    September 24, 2010 at 1:58 pm | Report abuse |
  207. Erin

    For those of you who think they are sick people, why did you bother to click on this article?? I am not gay, however, I have enough sense to know that it is not up to us to judge people, and who are we to say what is right or wrong? This is their lifestyle choice and they have every right to live the way they want. They seem to be very happy together! I wish them the best.

    September 24, 2010 at 1:55 pm | Report abuse |
  208. Jazz

    Ellen would make a pretty 52 year old woman.

    September 24, 2010 at 1:55 pm | Report abuse |
  209. Bryan

    I am grateful that we're moving along as a culture toward accepting gay couples, but it still amazes me it has taken so long to go so short a distance. Why does every generation seem to have some burning need to direct their distrust and hate at some group? It must service some evolutionary impulse that I'm not aware of (not being a socio-anthropologist). -

    September 24, 2010 at 1:53 pm | Report abuse |
  210. tgbtexas


    September 24, 2010 at 1:51 pm | Report abuse |
  211. cress

    god meant for these lovely wonderful delightful scrumptious couple to have a union of love. and i approve.

    September 24, 2010 at 1:51 pm | Report abuse |
  212. Stefani


    September 24, 2010 at 1:33 pm | Report abuse |
    • amanda

      Maybe it's just me, but it seems I've read WAY more comments from people who disagree, rather than agree with you. I think you might have your percentages backwards.

      September 24, 2010 at 5:27 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jack you're the joke...

      Really Jack? You took the poll yourself I'm're ignorant

      Not haters, just what 90% of all of us really think. Gays are a joke, always have been, always will be.

      September 24, 2010 at 5:51 pm | Report abuse |
  213. Mya

    Oh Ellen – nobody cares about you. And you are totally NOT funny. At all.

    September 24, 2010 at 1:31 pm | Report abuse |
    • KW

      @Mya, you must care if you decided to take the time to read the article and reply

      September 26, 2010 at 7:17 pm | Report abuse |
  214. Candice

    No one is forcing anyone to accept the gay community. I accept them because they have no impact on my lifestyle. I'm am hetro and seeing or hearing about gay couples in the world does not effect my everyday life. Why do you let it effect yours? Let them be happy with who they are. I'm pretty sure you are making a much bigger deal out of it then they are. The media classifies this as news. You CHOOSE to read the story and comment, so you can't use the word FORCED.
    Best wishes Ellen & Portia!!!

    September 24, 2010 at 1:30 pm | Report abuse |
  215. WomenOnGuard

    Now I know why Ellen is always dancing! She's got a youngen for a wife! May they both be happy ever after!

    September 24, 2010 at 1:30 pm | Report abuse |
  216. ME

    It's okay, I reported the comments as abusive by all the close minded righties 🙂

    September 24, 2010 at 1:29 pm | Report abuse |
    • Dale

      I hope you reported yourself, you sound pretty close minded. People are aloud to have different opinions then yours.

      September 24, 2010 at 1:38 pm | Report abuse |
    • cathy

      "righties"? and you talk about others being closed minded and biggoted. You put people into a box so you can feel superior. Well "leftie", I'd like to comment here that all "lefties" are drug-addicted, unemployed, anti-American, tree-hugging, woosies. Sort of feels like painting with a very broad brush, doesn't it? So stop with the righties comments and address individual comments as comments made by individuals and not 50+ percent of the population. YOU are small-minded.

      September 24, 2010 at 2:46 pm | Report abuse |
    • So much energy wasted on hating...

      Cathy/aka Sarah P: What's a 'woosie?'
      Jack: Eat a d!ck. Don't you have a Rush Limbaugh show to listen to/sister to mate with? Nobody cares about what YOU have to say, 'cause your ways are antiquated, you biggot POS.

      September 24, 2010 at 2:57 pm | Report abuse |
    • Educated and Leftie


      don't make generalizations about people you know nothing about. Tree huggers? Horrors, we care for the environment. What a shame. And unemployed? Please. Don't be so insulting. While you and your other stay at home moms are sitting by the pool we are getting masters degrees and doing wonders for our community. Being a liberal just mean we care for the equality of all people. And we don't pass judgement. Even on those who judge. So I would recommend you take a long look in the mirror and ask yourself why you even care. And don't use God or the bible as an excuse. People have been picking and choosing things out of the bible for centuries to justify their actions. I sincerely doubt that you follow it word for word.

      September 27, 2010 at 8:32 am | Report abuse |
  217. travis

    So happy for Ellen and Portia! From one gay to another!!!!!

    September 24, 2010 at 1:28 pm | Report abuse |
  218. Brandon

    So, I am very happy for Ellen & Portia. But hey, CNN, Really? "MR & MRS"? Don't get into the gender bending game. Just report the facts and leave your sarcasm out of it. We have a hard enough time carving out a role for our lifestyle in this society. We don't need you lumping us in with everyone else. Don't label us. Just do your job and report. Thanks.

    September 24, 2010 at 1:23 pm | Report abuse |
  219. KP

    I don't understand why so many people have issue here with this topic. Who cares if they are gay and married and decide to take a name? How does this bother anyone?? I just don't get it. Obviously those who are oh so righteous have a negative opinion on it. If you are so afraid that being gay is so awful....I hope your kids turn out gay! Then maybe you will need to get your head out of your ass!

    September 24, 2010 at 1:23 pm | Report abuse |
    • Gem

      I can understand women loving women. But a guy loving another guy is the eternal question. How any guy would want a smelly hairy man instead of a beautiful woman is beyond comprehension.

      September 24, 2010 at 1:29 pm | Report abuse |
    • KP

      @Gem: really??? come on.

      September 24, 2010 at 1:35 pm | Report abuse |
    • Gem

      @kp. That's your answer? Anyone care to answer?

      September 24, 2010 at 1:42 pm | Report abuse |
    • Frank

      Because 'some people' like 'smelly hairy guys'. I myself am into hairy guys. Not so much the smelly, though.
      I also like 'beautiful women'. Not so hard to understand. People are people. The body they're in doesn't mean all that much in the long run.

      September 24, 2010 at 3:32 pm | Report abuse |
    • Dusty

      Easy to answer that, Gem. Not all guys like feminine things. We hang out with our guy friends, do guy things, put guy stuff in our houses, wear guy stuff, eat guy food, watch guy movies, etc. etc. Why mess with a good thing by adding a female into the equation? Plus, you can't borrow their clothes.

      September 24, 2010 at 5:00 pm | Report abuse |
    • Frank

      What the hell is 'guy food' and 'guy movies'? And, yes, you can borrow their clothes but I won't get into that.

      September 25, 2010 at 12:28 am | Report abuse |
    • Love for all

      So true. I never could figure out why straight people object to gay people marrying. How does it affect their life? Change it? Raise their taxes? What???

      Two people obviously in love and very happy. What's the problem?

      September 25, 2010 at 12:14 pm | Report abuse |
    • john

      I actually kind of like hairy guys. And that man smell is kind of hot sometimes.

      September 25, 2010 at 1:06 pm | Report abuse |
  220. Hanny

    Mr. Brown...
    Well said.
    The amazing gift is that God in heaven still loves us being sinners as we are.
    Our one hope is faith in Jesus Christ.

    September 24, 2010 at 1:22 pm | Report abuse |
  221. Lordkiros

    I hope this is something that our troops ARE NOT fighting for as soldiers of our country.

    September 24, 2010 at 1:22 pm | Report abuse |
    • JO

      They are actually. Especially those brave men and women that are fighting who are gay themselves. They're also protecting the rights you enjoy, such as insulting them with comments such as this, all the while having to lie about who they are because of their love for this country.

      September 24, 2010 at 2:23 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jason

      I am gay and I have a friend who is a lesbian who did one tour in Afganistan and two tours in Iraq so that you have the right to beleive in what you beleive in! Be respectful to all of our troops including those who are gay we are real people who never chose to have these feelings.

      September 24, 2010 at 5:32 pm | Report abuse |
    • IgnoranceScaresMe

      Lordkiros, your ignorance must be bliss...

      September 24, 2010 at 5:45 pm | Report abuse |
  222. Gem

    I am getting excited, eventually we will all look the same , no more man or woman we all will be called widgets. Everyone is the same. Life is all the same. Hoorahhhhh

    September 24, 2010 at 1:22 pm | Report abuse |
  223. stupid

    this article is as my name implies.

    September 24, 2010 at 1:21 pm | Report abuse |
    • amanda

      Q. Wouldn't that make you just as stupid for reading and replying to it?
      A. Yup!!!

      September 24, 2010 at 3:52 pm | Report abuse |
  224. Scott

    I don't understand why, in this day and age, ANYONE needs to adopt the name of their spouse (whether straight or gay). Why can't everyone keep the name they are born with? The entire notion seems so outdated and patriarchal.

    September 24, 2010 at 1:19 pm | Report abuse |
  225. FRAN

    I just love them together!

    September 24, 2010 at 1:18 pm | Report abuse |
  226. joe shmid

    How gay!!

    September 24, 2010 at 1:17 pm | Report abuse |
  227. Tim

    What a waste of a beautiful woman, no not you Ellen....

    September 24, 2010 at 1:16 pm | Report abuse |
    • Hector Rules NJ

      Yeah because Portia was so thinking about you right? The jerks are endless.

      September 24, 2010 at 1:56 pm | Report abuse |
  228. Deb

    Mel Gibson scares me ..this? Not so much 🙂 Congrats to both lovely ladies.

    September 24, 2010 at 1:14 pm | Report abuse |
  229. pat

    Makes you want to throw-up!!!!!!!!!

    September 24, 2010 at 1:13 pm | Report abuse |
    • Angela

      Go ahead! Puke! If seeing a happy couple with everything going for them makes you sick, that is. Only a pathetic bigot would be sick over that.

      September 24, 2010 at 1:18 pm | Report abuse |

    Ya'll are crazy get over ya selfs <3
    Ps. Thomas Fiss is AWESOME and hot, he'll make them straight boys go gaaaay.
    Thankers <333
    Ps, im straight and a girl. BYE

    September 24, 2010 at 1:10 pm | Report abuse |
  231. Jodi Anne

    they met, they hung out.... they dated, they lived together... they got engaged, got married... officially changed the last name of one of the brides... what's next?? are you people thinking??? they are celebrities... so, what's next??? speak up 'coz everyone's allowed to have their own opinion.
    Portia, Ellen... what matters most is that you'd do everything to get what you want and being mindful of not hurting other people. Happy happy Joy Joy !!!

    September 24, 2010 at 1:08 pm | Report abuse |
  232. Ryan

    "All the freaky people make the beauty of the world"

    – Micheal Franti

    September 24, 2010 at 1:01 pm | Report abuse |
    • burtongrl7

      RYAN–i AGREE with you! These two people are beautiful and are happy...why do people have to have so much hate?

      September 24, 2010 at 5:07 pm | Report abuse |
  233. dan

    I agree with ed. I shouldn't be forced to accept that gay is ok and my kid shouldn't be forced to see that garbage. And it is our business because ot is paraded on tv like it is ok.

    September 24, 2010 at 1:00 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jai2

      But one is "forcing" you or your kid to accept it. If you don't agree and you don't want your kid to agree with that lifestyle then it is 'up to you' to teach your kid what you hope it will believe. It isn't the medias responsibility to raise your children for you. If you don't like it then switch channels or turn the tv off. That simple. But think about this...Isn't violence glorified in the media? Isn't a permisculous lifestyle among men glorified as a trait of a "real man"? Ask yourself what kind of idols you hold up in front of your kid.

      September 24, 2010 at 1:28 pm | Report abuse |
    • Reina

      No. Its put on TV and in the media like its NORMAL. because it is and should be accepted as such.

      September 24, 2010 at 1:29 pm | Report abuse |
    • KP

      you are teaching your child bigotry.......and you think that is better than your kid seeing someone who is gay? are very small minded. I hope your child grows up to learn that the world is bigger and better than your small mind.

      September 24, 2010 at 1:31 pm | Report abuse |
    • Duane

      dan there is a button on that remote control called the "power" button. It shuts down the TV and turns it on. Pretty neat little gizmo, allows you to shut off programs that you don't want you or your kids to see. Hope that helps, seems like you need it

      September 24, 2010 at 1:44 pm | Report abuse |
    • Howard

      You don't have to accept it.
      It isn't for you to accept or not accept.

      September 24, 2010 at 2:51 pm | Report abuse |
    • amanda

      You don't have to accept anything. And as far as your children seeing can take that finger and turn it right back around and point it at yourself. If you have such a huge problem with it, it's your responsibility to make sure your kids aren't exposed to it. If that's too much trouble for you, then it's obviously not as big a problem as you're making it out to be.

      September 24, 2010 at 3:48 pm | Report abuse |
    • patcee

      If you don't like what you see on TV, turn it off. But as far as letting your kid see that there are other lifestyles besides heteros, he's going to find that out on his own. Who knows, he may even be gay. Wouldn't THAT frost your cake?

      September 24, 2010 at 6:21 pm | Report abuse |
    • Cody

      It's people EXACTLY like you Dan who ends up having a gay child. And then you treat them like an outcast and kick them out of the house on the street, because they won't "change" to be straight! It's not about thinking it's wrong or right. It's about who they are as a person! Do you think being black is is wrong? Do you think having Cerebral Palsy is wrong? This is not some choice people make. It's who they are and I hope your child grows up with a mind of his/her own and isn't brainwashed by you. God help that kid.

      September 24, 2010 at 7:53 pm | Report abuse |
    • JenniPoohBear

      I hope and pray with every fiber of my being that your child grows up some day and realizes that they are gay or a lesbian. Are you going to be so small-minded then and disown your own child for THEIR choice in life? Shame on you for being such a jacka$$.

      September 24, 2010 at 8:16 pm | Report abuse |
  234. suzi stars n peace

    Its funny to me that in 2010 with all the advances we have had along the way we still think we need to take the name of the man or the more masculine looking/acting one in the relationship. Why is that other than thats how its always been? Me i prefer to go by my first name only but thats just my own personal preference. There used to be matriarchal societies where the girls last name was taken. Not that i think it should be that way either. I guess whatever works for u 🙂

    September 24, 2010 at 12:56 pm | Report abuse |
    • citizenUSA

      Every couple should make up a new married last name. A combo of the two or something.

      September 24, 2010 at 1:06 pm | Report abuse |
  235. Jeff Brown

    If they were one man and one female, would you even consider commenting, even if you didn't approve? If you married someone and other people said they didn't approve, or tried to stop you, how would you react?

    September 24, 2010 at 12:55 pm | Report abuse |
  236. vassel stubbs

    I've read the many comments, but haven't seen anyone mention what God thinks! Understand I can't judge anyone but just because the "masses" accepts something doesn't mean God does. Be well.

    September 24, 2010 at 12:54 pm | Report abuse |
    • citizenUSA

      If god created everything than he/she/it should not complain when the masses enjoy some of those creations. Here's an ice cream cone but you can never lick it or you'll go to hell.

      September 24, 2010 at 1:00 pm | Report abuse |
    • Glo

      "what 'God" thinks? IS that not impossible? and please, don't quote the bible. I have read and studied it since I was able to read at age 5 and while it is a wonderful piece of literature, it is in no way a definitive measure or recounting of what God "thinks". That is just totally IMPOSSIBLE to know.

      September 24, 2010 at 1:18 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jackson

      Seems to me God should be way busier trying to keep pedophile priests in line than caring who takes whose last name.

      But what do I know, I am just a person who knows how to think for himself.

      September 24, 2010 at 1:27 pm | Report abuse |
    • Hector Rules NJ

      You are some type of crazy (not really because there a few of you in here) to believe you have a clue as to what GOD thinks. What's funny is that people are basing their lives on a book written by a man which has been revised countless times by man, yet it's the book of God. I understand people having faith because I do but this comment was beyond ridiculous. Hey, I have a question for God and since you know him please have him call me, lol. A 3rd jerk.

      September 24, 2010 at 1:50 pm | Report abuse |
    • God

      I approve

      September 24, 2010 at 1:53 pm | Report abuse |
    • Tony

      You're absolutely right. Signs of the times. "Look up for you're redemption draws nigh." May god bless each and everyone of you.

      September 24, 2010 at 2:03 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jesus

      I'd hit it – on both accounts.

      September 24, 2010 at 2:06 pm | Report abuse |
    • Howard

      Here we go again.
      Wahtever God thinks can be relayed to us by God.

      September 24, 2010 at 2:14 pm | Report abuse |
    • Chi-town Chick in Houston

      Scripture says that no man can know the mind of God. Whether God approves or disapproves of what these two have chosen to do is of no consequence to me as I am sure my opinion of them is of no consequence to them. I'm just trying to live my little bitty life correctly in this great big world and to cause as little harm to others as possible. If they are happy its fine with me.

      September 24, 2010 at 2:58 pm | Report abuse |
    • Sean

      What God thinks? Hmmm – since you brought it up – maybe you can enlighten us? What God thinks? Wow – religion is man made – so believe any story you wish!

      September 24, 2010 at 4:16 pm | Report abuse |
    • Kate

      Oh, no worries. I just asked him, he's cool with it. And he thinks Portia Degeneres is a smokin hottie, just fyi.

      September 24, 2010 at 4:18 pm | Report abuse |
    • Nancy

      I find it astonishing that you are able to read the mind of God! That is wonderful. Do you also read the mind of Buddha, Krisha, Jesus or do you just stick to the main man? Would love to hear what God is thinking right now. mmmmm I probably will.

      September 24, 2010 at 4:21 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mo

      Always interesting how people who claim to be religious are some of the most malignant and judgmental people on the planet. They like to use their bible and their so-called knowledge of religion as a weapon to beat people with. For some reason it makes them feel better about themselves.

      September 24, 2010 at 4:28 pm | Report abuse |
    • dj

      Do you have a hot line to GOD? How do you know what HE thinks?

      September 24, 2010 at 4:29 pm | Report abuse |
    • Linda

      God thinks you shouldn't discriminate or judge or think you are better than anyone because YOU are not.

      Congrats Portia and Ellen.

      September 24, 2010 at 5:18 pm | Report abuse |
    • Texun

      God told me she thinks they're both hot, and she's available for a three-way.

      September 24, 2010 at 5:27 pm | Report abuse |
    • Dimsum

      As a Christian I can say God definitely dissaproves. But let's not nit pick. God dissaproves of murder, adutery, lying greed. etc.. I can't stand here and pretend to be all righteous while selectively choosing a single sin toI condemn while ignoring those that I commit and think I'm all holy and blameless.

      September 24, 2010 at 5:48 pm | Report abuse |
    • HeyEugene

      I'd write my own original reply but Texun, God and Kate said everything I wanted to before I got here. You're way outnumbered, Vassel Stubbs, and I'm laughing out loud thinking of what YOUR stage name means!

      September 24, 2010 at 6:16 pm | Report abuse |
    • avdrdr

      And if the "masses" defy something, that does not mean that God must follow their lead. What part of "Judge not, lest ye be judged" doesn't apply to some of you? And why?

      September 24, 2010 at 10:30 pm | Report abuse |
  237. citizenUSA

    Some have to ask why Ellen didn't take Portia's last name? Look at Ellen... She's the dude! (just know I'm only messin' because I don't have a problem with any of it).

    September 24, 2010 at 12:52 pm | Report abuse |
  238. What in the world

    I outed my brother when I was 11 to a roman catholic mother. He thanked me 20 years later. We dont have 1 clue how gay people are mistreated. I say good for them and never stop loving!!

    September 24, 2010 at 12:49 pm | Report abuse |
  239. suzi stars n peace

    I am so happy that both of them act real instead of acting hetero when they are not like a lot of gay people i kno. People should be free to be themselves and be happy with who they are. Then maybe we wouldnt have so much divorce of people pretending to be something they not and getting married for wrong reasons 🙂

    September 24, 2010 at 12:49 pm | Report abuse |
  240. canalyn

    Maybe portia took Ellen's name because portia is the more feminine one in the relationship. Ellen seems to always be wearing a suit-type thing while portia has these gorgeous dresses.

    September 24, 2010 at 12:47 pm | Report abuse |
  241. snoopie

    I am happy for the both of them..Im nit gay..but if they are happen then so be it!11 so many people hate..grow up and see the furthur more important things in life besides judgeing others

    happy for the both if you!!!!!!

    September 24, 2010 at 12:43 pm | Report abuse |
  242. Daniel Troppy

    What a super STYLISH couple....

    September 24, 2010 at 12:41 pm | Report abuse |
  243. Rotonyja

    I think its cool you dont see that every day of your life. Its there life let them live it!

    September 24, 2010 at 12:39 pm | Report abuse |
  244. suzi stars n peace

    good for them! I hope they are both happy. But i still like their names as is bcuz portia de rossi has a nicer ring to it than portia degeneres and ellen degeneres sounds better than ellen de rossi i guess. They probably did it for the statement that it makes? Its all good right?

    September 24, 2010 at 12:38 pm | Report abuse |
  245. cheefsfury


    September 24, 2010 at 12:34 pm | Report abuse |
  246. Jack

    Ryan, are you the gay defender police?

    September 24, 2010 at 12:32 pm | Report abuse |
    • Ryan

      No jack, I just ran out of ink for my 'Be Reasonable' protest signs and so I took to elaborate written form.

      People's insecurity real gets to me.

      September 24, 2010 at 12:36 pm | Report abuse |
  247. TRH


    Get out of the stone ages. Two people in love committing to sharing their lives isn't sick or warped. But people like you who propagate hate are.

    September 24, 2010 at 12:32 pm | Report abuse |
    • Tod

      Thank you!!!!!!!!!!!

      September 24, 2010 at 12:38 pm | Report abuse |
    • StarBright

      Well said!! I agree with equal rights and everyone's right to be happy with the mate of their choice. As long as no one is infringing on my rights (which I'm not having to fight for, I might add), they should be free to pursue their own lifestyle. I personally love Ellen and wish them both happiness.

      September 24, 2010 at 1:57 pm | Report abuse |
    • differentview

      Having a different view does not necessarily mean hate. I still feel what they are doing is not natural but still love Ellen to death. She is funny and has a good heart unlike most people.

      September 24, 2010 at 2:41 pm | Report abuse |
    • Hating on this topic proves what a baffoon you are

      Couldn't have said it better myself.
      Hating on gay marriage = fear. Of what, I have no idea. I'm too well-adjusted to figure that one out.
      Okay, everyone enjoy your day, now! Except the haters, who are more than welcome to slide themselves under a gas truck.

      September 24, 2010 at 2:46 pm | Report abuse |
    • stejo

      Hey Nick, you could make the same argument in favor of slavery. Way to go!

      September 24, 2010 at 3:18 pm | Report abuse |
    • JimS.

      I laugh at all you gay-haters. You still suffer from the silly dilusion that we give a cr*p whether you "accept" us or not. Guess what? You mean absolutely nothing to me, so your approval or disapproval is a total non-issue. As long as I have my equal rights, you are free to approve or disapprove of me all you want, and I'll still care no more about you than what I just flushed.

      September 24, 2010 at 3:59 pm | Report abuse |
    • Half Nelson

      So then by your reasoning if two adults love each other they should be able to do whatever they want? Then why are there laws against siblings or cousins marrying or even parent and adult child? Are you supportive of that "open" lifestyle, and would you support laws to legalize it? I know there is the procreation deformity issue, but would you support those couplings that could not procreate? Say, if a man wanted to marry his brother, or a woman wanted to marry her sister?

      September 24, 2010 at 7:42 pm | Report abuse |

      The stone ages? You freaks come up with every lame excuse you can to justify being gay.
      Wait til the Muslims take over. That will be the end to "gaydom".
      When they start beheading you male little "head" and chopping off the lesbians big heads you'll go WAY back into the closet.

      September 25, 2010 at 9:29 pm | Report abuse |
  248. From Seattle

    Portia "Winfrey" That's too funny! Gotta love Ellen DeGeneres! 🙂

    September 24, 2010 at 12:31 pm | Report abuse |
  249. Sherry Buckner

    What? Your faith is so fragile that just reading about this shakes you up?
    What are you trying so hard to protect?
    I read about straight people every day and yet their influence is so weak that it somehow never tempts me.
    must be something powerfully evil to derail you so.

    September 24, 2010 at 12:30 pm | Report abuse |
  250. Nikki


    September 24, 2010 at 12:29 pm | Report abuse |
  251. Ryan

    I agree! .... but such is celebrity.

    September 24, 2010 at 12:29 pm | Report abuse |
  252. Lief Garrett

    Oh chill haters. Ne happy

    September 24, 2010 at 12:29 pm | Report abuse |
  253. Mavent

    Ed, make you or Luke can tell me how this effects you in any way whatsoever? You might want to consider growing up and minding your own business.

    September 24, 2010 at 12:28 pm | Report abuse |
    • Dale

      why do they have to grow up? oh because they have a different opinion then yours? maybe you need to grow up.

      September 24, 2010 at 1:33 pm | Report abuse |
    • oh yea?

      No, he probably needs to grow up because he flat-out insulted the topic and told us how he will just stick his head in the sand amidst an inevitable change.

      I don't think its a leap for people to infer that is 'childish' or ignorant, really. But apparently, you do. That could speak a volume in itself.

      September 24, 2010 at 2:03 pm | Report abuse |
  254. Chris

    WHO THE HELL CARES!!!!!!!!!

    September 24, 2010 at 12:27 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mavent

      Apparently you do, since you took the time to click the link, read the article, and then reply.

      September 24, 2010 at 12:29 pm | Report abuse |
    • Then why did you comment at all?

      More importantly, Chris, is who cares about YOU? That's right! Nobody. Now, go take your meds like a good boy.

      September 24, 2010 at 2:43 pm | Report abuse |
    • T'SAH from Virginia

      LOL@Mavent and Then why did you comment at all....LOL

      September 24, 2010 at 3:47 pm | Report abuse |
    • dj

      Chris, enough said – I totally agree w/you!! Who cares.

      September 24, 2010 at 4:25 pm | Report abuse |
    • Alex

      If you don't care, why did you read the article and bother to comment? I'm happy for them. I think they're both great at their jobs too.

      September 24, 2010 at 5:06 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mavent

      Chris, I realize this is probably beyond your intelligence level, but I never said that I didn't care. Get it now?

      September 24, 2010 at 5:51 pm | Report abuse |
    • myk c

      I think we all do that's why we're here and we're all grown-up, it's just we didn't share the same thoughts with the issue. Otherwise, we're doing the house chores or in the kiddie forum now respectively.

      September 24, 2010 at 11:01 pm | Report abuse |
    • suzy diamond

      ............apparently you do by taking the time to reading the article AND commenting!

      September 25, 2010 at 3:28 am | Report abuse |
  255. deanna

    Happy for both of them. They make a great couple!

    September 24, 2010 at 12:27 pm | Report abuse |
  256. N

    that's wonderful. i'm so happy for them both.

    September 24, 2010 at 12:21 pm | Report abuse |
    • Becca

      I can not understand how you would know GOD is not happy? Are you such a special person that you are a personal friend of his? If so ask him to forgive people like you PLEASE!
      I think it is their business what they do not yours and you are not to say what people can or can not do.
      If you are a special friend of GOD's then please please ask him to help people like you who can not say nice things.

      September 24, 2010 at 5:59 pm | Report abuse |
    • NeNe

      Love funny girl Ellen. Wish them both the very best.

      September 24, 2010 at 6:22 pm | Report abuse |
    • Joe

      You don't HAVE to believe the Bible if you prefer not to, but if you claim to believe it, then you will recognize that "Men who lie with men, (or women who lie with women) will not inherit God's kingdom. I didn't write it, but I believe it. God has not 'changed' with society. He is the same from the start of mankind. He makes the rules, for our own good, and if we choose to obey them, we will be called his friend and have a wonderful future. If we choose to ignore his rules, we will pay the consequences of that choice. But EVERYONE has a choice. To each their own.

      September 24, 2010 at 7:35 pm | Report abuse |
    • Becca

      It is not that I do not believe in GOD but you know your self the BIBLE is just a book and a story book that has been rewritten over and over again in time. And when a story is told over and over again it does change by the story teller him or her self. So do not preach to me about what the BIble says. I really do not care but just tell me are you a friend of GODS and I mean have you ever seen him? And if you have then Ain't you something!
      There is a place for gay people here on earth and if you do not like it then maybe there is not a place hear for you!

      September 25, 2010 at 1:32 am | Report abuse |
  257. Tammi_Lee

    Why didn't Ellen take Portia's last name? As allways with marriage, money rules the name game.

    September 24, 2010 at 12:14 pm | Report abuse |
    • ea

      Degeneres is Ellen's last name, wheras de Rossi is a stage name. Why not go with a family name instead of a stage name?

      September 24, 2010 at 1:15 pm | Report abuse |
    • Greg

      Because Ellen wears the pants in that relationship (literally)

      September 24, 2010 at 1:16 pm | Report abuse |
    • GOB

      Portia has plenty of money, but she only took the last name 'derossi' when she was young to sound more exotic. I'm sure it means less to her than the very real name of her wife.

      September 24, 2010 at 2:21 pm | Report abuse |
    • JimS.

      you silly, silly heteros....always so obsessed about who plays which roles. I hate to break it to you, but most G/L people are WAY less worried about these stereotyped gender roles than you are.

      September 24, 2010 at 3:52 pm | Report abuse |
    • Kevin

      Jim. Sounds like you're gay. Are you the guy or the gal? 😉

      September 25, 2010 at 5:39 am | Report abuse |
    • duhhh

      because ellen is the man. geeez get a clue already.

      September 27, 2010 at 12:57 am | Report abuse |
    • hh

      Actually, money doesnt rule the name game. I'm a stay at home mom and my wife is a teacher. She took my name after our daughter was born.

      September 27, 2010 at 8:57 am | Report abuse |
  258. Valerie

    "Portia Winfrey" that was pretty funny.....heheheheee!

    September 24, 2010 at 12:11 pm | Report abuse |
    • John Rowe

      Soooo... IS DeGeneres considered a Cougar?

      September 24, 2010 at 1:53 pm | Report abuse |
    • Nick

      Any wonder "Idol" had a down year last year?

      September 24, 2010 at 2:35 pm | Report abuse |
    • amanda

      Idol had a down year because it is one of the worst show on television.

      September 24, 2010 at 3:39 pm | Report abuse |
    • Pat

      @amanda, you may think it's the WORST show on television, but it's still the MOST WATCHED show on television. That's a fact.


      "Idol had a down year because it is one of the worst show on television."

      September 24, 2010 at 3:50 pm | Report abuse |
    • amanda

      Prove it. And keep in mind that just because some article you read says it, doesn't mean it's a fact.

      September 24, 2010 at 4:06 pm | Report abuse |
    • karin

      yahoo for you both. best of everything. you both rock

      September 24, 2010 at 8:43 pm | Report abuse |
    • bob

      Lot of the lesbians I see, one has no feminine features ie manly features or ugly. The other one is a beautiful female. What's up with that?

      September 24, 2010 at 9:34 pm | Report abuse |
    • myk c

      @amanda..I have no idea exactly what season American Idol is now. Coz honestly I don't patronise the show either, but, I think There should haven't be even season 2 for American idol. The show must have been defuncted after the very first season. Producers aren't that stupid enough to make the show continue with less audience ratings. And keep it in mind that "the burden of proof lies on the accuser."

      September 24, 2010 at 10:09 pm | Report abuse |
    • myk c

      @amanda...but that if... your notion was right.

      September 24, 2010 at 10:14 pm | Report abuse |
    • Pointless

      No it wasn't.

      September 24, 2010 at 10:55 pm | Report abuse |
    • hoss

      yep, ellens definatily the man of the relationship...looking like gary busey, lol and i DO get the clue i have gay friends.....either be less sensative or get a pacifier to show the whole world how whiny you are

      September 25, 2010 at 9:43 am | Report abuse |
    • pth

      Two ugly women hookin-up. Who cares? But I can't help but wonder what their kids will look like.

      September 25, 2010 at 10:44 am | Report abuse |
    • C Moon

      There will be some clean carpets in that house. LOL

      September 26, 2010 at 12:23 am | Report abuse |
    • Rex Remes

      I need to become a lesbian.

      September 26, 2010 at 1:33 pm | Report abuse |
    • Pat

      @amanda, you silly, stupid woman. Here's your proof. Go to Wikipedia and search for "List of most-watched television broadcasts" and then go to the "Annual top-rated U.S. TV series" section for 1980-2010. And if you're not smart enough to figure out how to that, here's the link:

      Checkmate loser.



      Prove it. And keep in mind that just because some article you read says it, doesn't mean it's a fact.

      September 26, 2010 at 11:14 pm | Report abuse |
    • $0.02

      @Chuck, if you honestly think Portia will stop being gay you are either slow or just plain slow. She was married to a man before, it did not last because she was born gay and that will never change. Ellen's ex stated she was bi, she most likely still is. You see Anne's previous marriage did not work out. Also, most in fact not very many gay women look or are manly. Statements like that show's just how low are some of the IQs.

      September 27, 2010 at 5:01 am | Report abuse |

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