Portia de Rossi and her other half, Ellen DeGeneres, have seemingly survived the Hollywood marriage merry-go-round. Both stars came out with grace and style — despite the surrounding media frenzies — years before they tied the knot in 2008. That was a whopping five years ago, a lifetime in celebrity years.
What's more, since the ceremony, the couple has somehow managed to remain front-and-center in the public eye while still preserving a modicum of personal space. Sure, they posed on the cover of People and made an appearance on "Oprah" when they got hitched (mainly to promote marriage equality), but their time at home together remains reasonably undocumented.
And it seems they like it that way, as Portia recently explained during an interview with Out magazine.
“We’ve settled into happily married life," she said. "We really support each other in whatever we’re doing and we’re incredibly happy, which is why you don’t see us in the press so much. There’s no drama to report.”
Which, of course, begs the question: what's next for this power duo? While there are many exciting projects on the table — including the revival of de Rossi's "Arrested Development" and a TV pilot about rival sisters she's producing alongside DeGeneres — there's one thing that's definitely missing: 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 it that I really genuinely want to do this with my whole heart?' I didn’t feel that my response was ‘yes’ to the latter. 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.”
Not that any of this should come as a surprise. Last September, when DeGeneres appeared on "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," she explained she didn't understand why the media wouldn't let the topic of kids go.
"I don't want to have one," she explained. "I don't want to have six. I don't want to have any. They're precious to look at and I love them; we have nieces and I love them very much. [But I] don't want 'em."
And there you have it, folks. Two of Hollywood's biggest talents still aren't going to reproduce.
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