Entries in Portia de Rossi (5)


Ellen DeGeneres and Portia De Rossi Hunting for New Home

Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) -- Ellen DeGeneres and Portia De Rossi are in the market for a new house.

A real estate source tells E! Online that even though the couple purchased their current Beverly Hills home just last year for $17.4 million, they’re already looking for a new place.

It’s not the house itself that’s giving the couple problems. They apparently can’t deal with the constant stream of tourists that pass by the house. The source tells E!, "The tour buses are killing them. There is one on their street every couple of minutes."

Ellen and Portia own three homes in the Los Angeles area. Their home in Hidden Valley, California, was recently featured in Elle Home Décor and is currently on the market for $14.5 million. The talk show host told the magazine she often finds herself growing tired of her homes.

"I can only change the furniture so much and I get bored…then I need a new structure to work on," DeGeneres said.

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No Children for Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi

Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Actress Portia de Rossi says she and wife, talk-show host and comedian Ellen DeGeneres, have decided not to have children.

“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 that I really genuinely want to do this with my whole heart?’ De Rossi said in an interview in the May issue of Out Magazine. I didn’t feel my response was ‘yes’ to the latter.”

She said the decision was mutual for both her and DeGeneres.

“You have to really want to have kids, and neither of us did,” De Rossi said. “So it’s just going to be me and Ellen and no babies.”

She described her relationship with DeGeneres as drama free. The couple have been married for almost five years.

“Married life is blissful, it really is. I’ve never been happier than I am right now,” De Rossi said.

De Rossi is now working on her return as Lindsay Bluth Funke to Arrested Development for its fourth season. The show premieres on NetFlix on May 26.

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Ellen DeGeneres Buys Brad Pitt's Home

Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) -- Ellen DeGeneres is moving into Brad Pitt's old home.

Us Weekly reports the talk show host and her wife, Portia de Rossi, have purchased Pitt's Malibu, California, mansion for $12 million.  The property actually includes two homes that overlook the Pacific Ocean.

Pitt bought the property in 2005, following his breakup with ex-wife Jennifer Aniston.

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Ellen DeGeneres Teams Up with Wife for NBC Pilot

Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) -- Ellen DeGeneres is going into business with her wife, Portia de Rossi. reports DeGeneres is producing a comedy pilot for NBC starring de Rossi as one of two sisters at odds with one another.

The project is a "put pilot," meaning NBC will be financially penalized if the pilot ultimately does not air.

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Portia de Rossi: 'I Would Starve Myself Daily'

Photo Courtesy - ABC News(NEW YORK) -- Actress Portia de Rossi says her decades-long battle with eating disorders was an "excruciating" experience that drove her to starve herself and at times eat only 300 calories a day.

"That was my diet," de Rossi told ABC's Good Morning America.

"Ever since I was 12 years old, I would starve myself daily and then binge after the job was over. And that was just the diet I returned to every single time I needed to lose weight."

The star's struggle with anorexia and bulimia started when she was modeling at age 12.

"From that age I learned that what I looked like was more important than what I thought, what I did and who I was," de Rossi, 37, said. "I think when your self-esteem is based on how you look, you're always going to be insecure. There's always a fresher face, a thinner girl.

"I had to diet to be professional, to make sure that I kept working," she added.

De Rossi goes into the depths of her illness in her new book, Unbearable Lightness: A Story of Loss and Gain.

The Australian actress, born Amanda Lee Rogers, rose to fame in 1998 when she joined the cast of the hit TV series Ally McBeal.

Rolling Stone magazine touted her as "a hot bombshell" and the media was taken by her glamour and sex appeal. But on the inside, de Rossi said, she was miserable. A closeted lesbian, she was afraid of being outed by the press.

"It should have been the best time of my life," de Rossi said. "It's the kind of dream job that actresses pray they get. And yet I was terrified of being exposed as gay.

"That was really the hardest part; all of a sudden being some kind of celebrity and being on a hit TV show. Who I was was completely unacceptable, so I had to create a character of someone I thought that people could accept."

Eventually, de Rossi was outed by a member of the paparazzi, and she now says she's glad that happened.

"She forced me to come out to my family, she forced me to live a more honest and more open life," de Rossi said. "How can you be angry at someone who makes you more honest and ultimately a lot happier." 

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