For years, Ellen DeGeneres has joked about why she and wife Portia de Rossi have never had children. ("It's too risky — what if I don’t like the kid?" she once quipped on Today.) But she got surprisingly serious when she discussed the topic with Jerry Seinfeld on a new episode of his Netflix series Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee.
"When I was younger, I really wanted to have a baby — I thought I would adopt. I never thought I would have a baby, but I thought I would want kids," Ellen, 60, told Jerry (a father-of three with wife Jessica Seinfeld). "[Portia] doesn't want kids."
Then Ellen went back to the one-liners: "Portia doesn't like the squealing when they're in a pool. That high-pitched squealing of joy they have? She doesn't like that. But she wants lots more horses, which I don't."
Although Ellen openly jokes about not wanting kids, fans are still hoping that the celebrity couple will welcome one very soon. Ellen and Portia got married in 2008 and have had a solid relationship since. "Portia understands me completely," the talk show host previously gushed to Good Housekeeping. "In our vows, she recited a quote, 'It is good to be loved. It is profound to be understood' — and that to me is everything. She supports me and makes me happy."
Not only do they make the best couple but this year, Portia celebrated her wife's 60th birthday in the best way possible. On Feb. 1, the former actress visited Ellen's talk show to give her an amazing gift. "It's your 60th birthday and this gift had to be really special and it had to represent who you are and what you really care about. Not just now, but what you've always cared about," Portia told her wife before a video about Ellen's hero, late American primatologist and conservationist Dian Fossey, flashed on-screen.
"So, for your birthday, Ellen, I am bringing you and your hero, Dian, together by building The Ellen DeGeneres Campus of the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund," Porita said. Ellen later burst out into tears and thanked her wife for the best birthday present ever. If this isn't love then we don't know what is!
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