Portia de Rossi: 'It’s just going to be me and Ellen and no babies'
April 12th, 2013
03:00 PM ET

Portia de Rossi: 'It’s just going to be me and Ellen and no babies'

Portia de Rossi is perfectly content being a TV Netflix mom.

Off-screen, however, babies just aren’t in the cards for the “Arrested Development” star and her talk show host wife of nearly five years, Ellen DeGeneres.

“There comes some pressure in your mid-30s, and you think, ‘Am I going to have kids so I don’t miss out on something that other people really seem to love? Or is it that I really genuinely want to do this with my whole heart?’ ” de Rossi told OUT magazine.

“I didn’t feel that my response was ‘yes’ to the latter,” she continued. “You have to really want to have kids, and neither of us did. So it’s just going to be me and Ellen and no babies - but we’re the best of friends and married life is blissful, it really is. I’ve never been happier than I am right now.”

De Rossi is currently gearing up for “Arrested Development’s” fourth season, to premiere on Netflix May 26.

She plays Lindsay Bluth Fünke, mom to daughter Maeby, on the series that aired on Fox from 2003 to 2006.

“Some of the funniest stuff I have ever seen in my whole life is in this new season,” she teases.

See the full interview at OUT.com.

soundoff (95 Responses)
  1. Let's swing it back too the 2 desperado's...

    June 30, 2013 at 6:59 pm | Report abuse |
  2. A wonderful salute to sportia and dellen--message too you from me


    June 30, 2013 at 1:48 pm | Report abuse |
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    June 21, 2013 at 2:33 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Sahari

    I wish more people would make a conscious choice about raising children. Very few people should actually be trusted with parenting a child. And I'm not just talking about obvious cases (abused children).

    April 19, 2013 at 4:32 am | Report abuse |
  5. Rock

    Ahhh yes, the hot half of Ellen

    April 17, 2013 at 8:21 am | Report abuse |
  6. Julie Evans

    Its saaaaad! You two will miss the most beautiful gift of all! KIDS!
    But its ur choice and ur hapi w/ it so...gudlak guys...

    April 16, 2013 at 1:35 am | Report abuse |
  7. Scripted 3

    ellen is cool

    April 15, 2013 at 1:02 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Portia will never change and has made that quite clear...

    Its time to stay away from attention mongers they do no provide anything to the table other then "look at me" i find these people a bore...

    April 15, 2013 at 5:59 am | Report abuse |
  9. Sharn cedar

    Good for them! I think it's great that women make choices – any choice is a good choice! Gay or straight, good for them, I congratulate them on being celebrities and I support their choices. Any choices are good. Any choices, made by celebrity women, gay or straight, are to be celebrated! I'm a brainless moron!

    April 14, 2013 at 3:16 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Mr. chow

    Stfup all u britches mr.chow reeds his bruty sweep! braybies no braybies who gives a frying ruck? its none of yur brizness no how so stfup britches! ha ha ha ha......@

    April 14, 2013 at 2:57 am | Report abuse |
  11. Popular Girl

    best of luck to portia..

    April 13, 2013 at 11:49 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Mr. Lee

    Well, I didn't know Ellen was married, and Lesbian. That's just akward, considering all the time Taylor Swift spent with her.

    April 13, 2013 at 11:43 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Off too other computers --- lets go

    April 13, 2013 at 11:22 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Trezenia

    Thank God!

    April 13, 2013 at 11:21 pm | Report abuse |
  15. alumette

    Smart women.....child bearing and raising is a trick from the "ancients". It promotes more humans which at this time, we do not need; it also traps people into a nurturing mode which is a controlling and brain bashing place. No babies sounds like a winner to me !

    April 13, 2013 at 10:35 pm | Report abuse |
  16. nicole

    everyone needs to grow up
    it shouldnt matter who raises n produces children. as long as they r taken care of properly. if ellen n portia want children or not its their choice. i think. they would b awsome parents .

    April 13, 2013 at 10:01 pm | Report abuse |
  17. 4barblues


    April 13, 2013 at 8:41 pm | Report abuse |
  18. mnmama

    Glad to hear women who can make their own decisions about having children. Too many people have them and shouldn't.

    April 13, 2013 at 8:16 pm | Report abuse |
  19. Boring Women.--

    however good luck too both

    April 13, 2013 at 6:02 pm | Report abuse |
  20. Edgar

    Straight or Gay, A child demand such of attention that I who happens to enter this area two yrs ago would never recommend anybody to bring a baby to this world.

    The things is that been a professional, working and living in NYC for most of my life now at age of 40 my wife and I decided to add to our family which is a blessing but the changes to our life style and work is been crazy...

    The worries about daycare, education even f. The cost of living doesn't help neither but life must go on!!!

    April 13, 2013 at 3:37 pm | Report abuse |
  21. Donata --- rest my case...thanks


    April 13, 2013 at 12:57 pm | Report abuse |
  22. Michael

    Good for them. Every couple is allowed to make that choice, and both choices are just fine. My GF and I have no intention of having kids either. Lots of advantages for us, and yes some things we will miss, but overall we are comfortable with our choice.

    April 13, 2013 at 12:53 pm | Report abuse |
    • Zachary

      No it's not fine. Bringing children into the world with the intention of denying them a mother and father is selfish and undermines the foundation of an advancing culture.

      April 13, 2013 at 4:42 pm | Report abuse |
  23. NC

    portia and ellen are a little confused.

    April 13, 2013 at 12:14 pm | Report abuse |
  24. JGN

    Sigh. Such filthy, angry, ignorant and vicious comments.

    April 13, 2013 at 11:08 am | Report abuse |
  25. Maryma

    I had 3 kids while married to their dad. They are now adults, I am 58 and new partner just turned 50–we will not be having children either! Portia 40, Ellen 55-granted likely in better physical and financial health than myself and partner, they are both in stable but time consuming carriers that energize them. They could afford children, but they would mostly be raised by hired caregivers, it is a very responsible decision not to have children. I'm sure they find ways of financially and emotionally supporting children that come into contact with their lives, there are other ways to nurture children that do not require 24 hour parenting. I would not want to be just launching children into the world when I am 60-80 years old!.

    April 13, 2013 at 10:41 am | Report abuse |
  26. 95% out 5% more too go...

    Portia is cool

    April 13, 2013 at 9:36 am | Report abuse |
  27. Portia and Ellen can't find them...


    April 13, 2013 at 9:23 am | Report abuse |
  28. 3 new onces block for 5 months...4th blocked.

    ellen is cool

    April 13, 2013 at 9:22 am | Report abuse |
  29. 4 new cp's blocked--ain't happening

    90% blocked ...thanks

    April 13, 2013 at 9:21 am | Report abuse |
  30. Robin

    Just because someone is female doesn't mean she has to want kids.

    April 13, 2013 at 9:12 am | Report abuse |
  31. cp

    You will have a happy life with no brats in it. Kids are a pain in the a$$.

    April 13, 2013 at 8:04 am | Report abuse |
  32. dowsideofbeingadisgracedho...

    have a great weekend!

    April 13, 2013 at 6:45 am | Report abuse |
  33. TAJ

    You finally figured out how that's supposed to work, huh?

    April 13, 2013 at 6:45 am | Report abuse |
  34. new hook up 1 week old...Sadie wake up dear.

    April 13, 2013 at 6:02 am | Report abuse |
  35. Sokman

    Ten bucks says if Ellen lost her show & suddenly wasnt in the limelight Portia would be in a man's arms in no time

    April 13, 2013 at 1:47 am | Report abuse |
  36. Lizzy10

    Not everyone feels the call of parenthood. That's what makes the world so interesting, no one is the same, or has to be.

    April 12, 2013 at 10:58 pm | Report abuse |
  37. rs1201

    Must be a slow news day today...CNN is concerned with this nonsense. We have a real crisis in North Korea and CNN is covering this nonsense...

    April 12, 2013 at 10:15 pm | Report abuse |
    • Huh?

      You are right. Why are they reporting entertainment news on an entertainment blog? I wonder? Just makes no sense. lmao

      April 12, 2013 at 10:20 pm | Report abuse |
  38. mary

    Well duh~!
    Oh.. yeah now i know what they mean~! Right they mean they will not be using a mans contribution..

    April 12, 2013 at 10:03 pm | Report abuse |
  39. My Name Is Mud

    As if having children were a natural biological option for them anyway.....

    April 12, 2013 at 9:55 pm | Report abuse |
  40. "ThatGirl" Jennifer

    I think that Ellen and Portia are the iconic lesbian couple. Im a big fan of Ellen . And if they choose not to have kids , its their choice. But I do think that they will be awesome parents. Does anyone else agree

    April 12, 2013 at 8:37 pm | Report abuse |
    • Big Ricky Douglas

      sadly I disagree

      I wouldnt donate seed to either of them

      why populate the US with genes such as Ellens?

      April 12, 2013 at 9:06 pm | Report abuse |
    • CelticRazer

      @Big Dicky,
      Don't worry, no one wants the "seed" of a toothless hillbilly with a 2nd grade education. So you're cool on that front.

      April 12, 2013 at 9:11 pm | Report abuse |
    • Fiona

      I disagree. See comment below.

      April 12, 2013 at 9:13 pm | Report abuse |
    • Steve Congdon

      How can they choose to have children? Neither one has a penis or maybe they both do.

      April 12, 2013 at 9:42 pm | Report abuse |
    • John

      @LittleRicky: Right, why populate the world with more happy, successful, funny, intelligent self-made people... when we can have more of your useless, unwanted kind?

      April 12, 2013 at 9:59 pm | Report abuse |
    • The fact of the matter

      "And if they choose not to have kids , its their choice." It's not their "choice". It's biologically impossible.

      April 13, 2013 at 5:02 am | Report abuse |
    • SAE

      @Steve Congdon
      They can "choose" to adopt. They can "choose" IVF. So it's not impossible for them to have a baby.

      April 13, 2013 at 9:08 am | Report abuse |
  41. Fiona

    I'm relieved to hear this. Every time I've seen Ellen D. interacting with kids on her show, I think there is a woman who does not have a great love for children. She just doesn't connect.

    Kudos to these women for admitting they aren't kid people. Too many women have kids "so they won't miss out on something." I agree that motherhood should be more than just another thing you tick off on the list.

    April 12, 2013 at 8:10 pm | Report abuse |
  42. peacemonger

    I applaud them! there's enough people in world already

    April 12, 2013 at 7:45 pm | Report abuse |
    • The fact of the matter

      Good grief. I'd try to explain it to you but I just don't know where to begin.

      April 13, 2013 at 5:04 am | Report abuse |
  43. Portia has really nice ...

    B( o )( o )BIES. She does. I've seen 'em.

    April 12, 2013 at 7:28 pm | Report abuse |
  44. Kids

    I do love children and have all of them over for the weekend.....i want a weekend with 8 children all too myself at times......broadway shows, movies, parks, carnivals–i do not take them too beaches or pools because i tend to be afraid of them in the water so i create other types of fun.

    of course i need help with these weekend projects so my friend serafina is a mom and pitches in too make sure i'm ok.....i do not have the experience of being alone with children 24 hours day so i need the help.

    when they head home they tell their parents they had the best weekend ever–children are not for everyone, i have another family member who is happy the way she is also and she takes all our cousins kids for a weekend of fun as well

    in our family the kids view us as their weekend of fun, no parents just fun–LOLOL

    April 12, 2013 at 6:35 pm | Report abuse |
  45. mary

    Its great that she's honest about it and not feeling social pressure to reproduce. Many peeople probably should do the same process before having kids they don't really want.

    April 12, 2013 at 6:24 pm | Report abuse |
  46. Maritza

    I'm not feeling portia's haircut....why did she do that.

    April 12, 2013 at 6:17 pm | Report abuse |
  47. Mandy

    Its their business. ellen's cool.

    April 12, 2013 at 6:00 pm | Report abuse |
  48. joymarie

    Smart women and aware of how u would explain to a child the relatiinship. I know 20 yr olds with 5 nothing to offer any future and manythanks to epidurals 6 is on the way disgusting all around good job ellen n p

    April 12, 2013 at 5:39 pm | Report abuse |
  49. kristi

    what an amazing woman. when it seems that so many celebrities have children for the publicity it gets them, how absolutely wonderful that Portia and Ellen have actually taken the child itself into consideration and made a compassionate and intelligent decision. i certainly admired this couple before, but my respect for them has skyrocketed.

    April 12, 2013 at 5:16 pm | Report abuse |
    • Blackcurry

      I love Ellen and think she is one of the most compassionate, giving people on earth. If she and her beautiful Portia don't want kids, it's nobody else's business. In fact, I wish more stars wouldn't have kids, so they can give them stupid names like Listerine Gargoyle, Banana Peach and other such stupidity.

      April 12, 2013 at 8:13 pm | Report abuse |
  50. JustSayin

    That is so great. It is refreshing to see someone consider the mental health of children more important than themselves. I stopped watching the today show after one of the hosts announced her medically induced pregnancy by male sperm so she can raise the child to think males aren't required for children with two mom's.

    April 12, 2013 at 5:00 pm | Report abuse |
  51. mrskool

    these 2 are awesome as they are . people dont need children to make them happy and if they are happy already having children could change that so why mess up a good thing. i think too many people have children for all the wrong reasons so kudos to them for thinking it through. children are a blessing if its what you truly want in your heart of hearts.

    April 12, 2013 at 4:20 pm | Report abuse |

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