Ellen DeGeneres and her wife Portia de Rossi have added a new member to their family. The 57-year-old talk show host and the actress adopted a puppy and named it Kid.
"Portia and I got a puppy and his name is Kid so now we have a kid... I named him Kid because, you know, people... There have been rumors forever. 'When are you and Portia gonna have a kid?' So, now I can say we have a Kid. So it can just stop," DeGeneres told the audience during her show.
DeGeneres married the Australian-American actress on 16 August 2008. There have been several reports since 2013 that the couple's marriage was on the rocks. However, the Scandal star keeps sharing pictures of her and DeGeneres on Instagram, showing glimpses of their happy and content life.
In the April 2013 issue of Out magazine, the Arrested Development actress talked about her happiness after coming out as a lesbian and marrying DeGeneres. "I really, honestly think that anybody who is openly gay and visible is powerful. It doesn't matter what you do, you are impacting people," she said.
"We've settled into happily married life. 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. 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," the Better Off Ted star added.