Portia de Rossi’s Days Are Numbered

Betsy Waldman / September 19, 2008

Now that her relationship with Ellen DeGeneres is nice and legal and the two are even talking about having kids together, Portia de Rossi is taking Ellen’s surname, Star magazine reports.

An insider tells the magazine that the former Arrested Development actress plans to legally change her name to Portia DeGeneres.

The source adds that the two also bought stationery at Tiffany & Co. in Beverly Hills engraved with “Mrs. and Mrs. DeGeneres” to “write thank-you notes to the 19 friends and family who attended.”

If she wanted to really be progressive, Portia could have changed her last name to di Rossi-DeGeneres. But that’s quite a mouthful, and not the fun, juicy kind that one would normally associate with female couples.