Portia de Rossi Puts a Positive Spin on Pregnancy Rumors

03/16/2009 at 01:00 PM ET
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Fans of Ellen DeGeneres, 51, and Portia de Rossi who are breathlessly awaiting a pregnancy announcement can exhale! In a new interview with the LA Times, Portia muses that although motherhood would be “amazing and exciting and wonderful,” it is nonetheless a state of being she “definitely” won’t be experiencing “in the near future.”

“It isn’t really something that’s on the immediate horizon for us.”

The couple — married in August 2008 — were recently the subject of baby whispers after reports surfaced that Portia, 36, was undergoing IVF. “How [the] rumor started, I really have no idea,” she says. And while the stories were ultimately untrue, they weren’t exactly unwelcome. “It’s great that Ellen and I are a gay couple and people are open-minded enough to talk about us having a family,” Portia explains.

“I feel like we kind of get all the same stuff that any heterosexual couple would get in the public eye. And that is great, that is wonderful — including the baby bump.”

In denying that there is a baby-on-the-way, Portia adds that she’s hoping to avoid the embarrassing scenario all actresses dread. “I just don’t want those horrible pictures in magazines where they circle your stomach and point and go ‘baby bump,'” she admits.

Portia’s new series Better Off Ted debuts Wednesday on ABC at 8:30 p.m.

Source: LA Times

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brannon on

yay!!! one of my favorite celebrity couples on here!! (even if they aren’t pregnant :() )

Rachel-Jane on

I love these two, as individuals and as a couple. I’m sure they’d be great mothers. Just a question though, Portia suffered from eating disorders for years, would this have a lasting impact on her fertility?

Brianne on

I love the both of them. Rachel-Jane, I don’t think it would have a lasting effect, as she has kept herself at a healthy weight for quite a few years now. Her and Ellen are both healthy and beautiful, and I wish them the best – whenever they start a family.

Jen K on

I’ve been watching Portia on Arrested Development all weekend and I forgot how funny she is. Can’t wait to watch Better Off Ted this week!

Monique on

I LOVE them!!! Best couple ever!!

Chelsea on

They are a great couple! Their wedding looked SO romantic! I’m sure if they ever do decide to have kids, they’ll be great parents!

chloe on

I too suffered from eating disorders for many years and I am currently six months pregnant with a totally unplanned surprise baby. I definitely have lasting effects from my battle with ED but in my case my fertility hasn’t been affected. I am sure that may be the case for some people though. Just thought I’d add my perspective.

Chris on

Did anyone see them on Ellen’s show today? They were so cute! They also addressed the baby rumors on the show.

Michelle on

When I heard Portia was going to be on Ellen’s show today, I actually thought maybe they had baby news. 🙂

They’re very cute together and seem very much in love and if they ever decided to become parents, I’m sure they’d make great ones!

eva on

Oh it would be wonderful if they had a baby,either by getting pregnant or adopting.I remember Ellen once said she would have kids if all of them turned out to be as cute as Angelina Jolie’s family. Portia is forever my favorite character in arrested development.

JMO on

Tracey Gold suffered of an eating disorder and went on to have 4 boys!! So I don’t think it’s a problem.

Portia was on Ellen today and they joked about the pregnancy rumors! I love Ellen! I hope if they want a family they can one day have one!

Sanja on

From what I’ve read I believe that fertility issues are more common with anorexia that bulimia, but like any medical condition it varies and depends on the severity of the illness and general state of the body. I’m not familiar with Portia’s problems, so have no idea what kind of ED she had.

LV on

I am actually a little sadden by Portia’s comment. I personally think that makes her very VAIN. Pregnancy is a beautiful thing, and for her to state ”I just don’t want those horrible pictures in magazines where they circle your stomach and point and go ‘baby bump,’” just makes me sad.
Especially, since I know Ellen would just spoil the heck out of any child. They could always get a surrogate. However, if they do that, I would probably hope it was Ellen’s egg, because I feel, personally, that Ellen comes from a long line of good genes. After all, She is 51 and can keep up with 20 year-old’s.

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