Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi are hit by the economy, too!
The celebrity couple is really downsizing from their 49 million dollar compound (which they sold to Ryan Seacrest) into a cozy $18 million mid-century modern Beverly Hills estate. Looks like the two will have to slum it with a mere 8,500 square that includes 4 bedrooms, 6 baths, a commercial kitchen, a couple of patios and only ONE rectilinear swimming pool.
Ugh, this economy, am I right?
The two had gotten used to their megamansion, which had 9,200 square feet. I’m sure Seacrest is very pleased!
Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi may be in love, but they aren’t joining the rakings of the Hollywood gay couples that are adopting children to expand their families. In her third book, Seriously…I’m Kidding, Ellen discusses why she and Portia have decided against having kids.
“People are constantly asking Portia and me if we are going to have children. We thought about it. We love to be around children after they’ve been fed and bathed. But we ultimately decided that we don’t want children of our own. There is far too much glass in our house.”
“We have two dogs, Mabel and Wolf, and three cats at home, Charlie, George and Chairman. We have two cats on our farm, Tom and Little Sister, two horses, and two mini horses, Hannah and Tricky. We also have two cows, Holy and Madonna,” DeGeneres writes. “And those are only the animals we let sleep in our bed.”
The couple married back in 2008 during that brief time when same-sex marriage was legal in California.
Ellen DeGeneres turns 53 today, and in honor of her birthday, producers set up a secret birthday party in her honor. They organized a birthday bash attended by Pink, Julia Roberts, Colin Farrell and more. The highlight of the party, of course, was Ellen’s wife, Portia de Rossi impersonating Marilyn Monroe’s infamous “Happy Birthday” song. She’s completely off tune, and is rather embarrassing, but I supposed that goes to show how much she loves Ellen!
Ellen DeGeneres and wife actress Portia De Rossi took a moment to relax on a rock wall during their vacation in St. Barts, France on December 30, 2010 showing off the love they have for each other. The blond duo have been on vacation for the holidays and look to be enjoying every second of the beautiful city.