Ellen DeGeneres’ mom, Betty DeGeneres, previously opened up about her relationship with Portia de Rossi.
While speaking with Us Weekly, Betty said that she adores Portia de Rossi.
“She is wonderful. She has a business now. I just re-decorated my condo in December. Her art is all over the wall. It’s beautiful,” she gushed.
Betty DeGeneres is close to her daughter, Portia de Rossi
Betty also revealed that she talks to DeGeneres and de Rossi on the phone a lot. And she gets to see her daughter and daughter-in-law regularly because she goes to the set of Ellen Show regularly.
“That’s why she moved me. She bought me a condo in Sierra Towers, but that was a long trip every day back and forth. So, she bought me a house two blocks from the studio,” Betty said.
Why Ellen DeGeneres doesn’t have kids
While at the Human Rights Campaign 2019 Los Angeles Gala Dinner, Betty responded to the question of whether her daughter and de Rossi will ever have children. Betty’s response was short, but cryptic.
“Ellen has far too much class for that,” she said.
The Ellen Show host hasn’t shied away from discussing her thoughts on starting a family with her wife.
Portia de Rossi, Ellen DeGeneres agreed not to have kids
During her interview on Today, DeGeneres said that she loves kids but thinks that having her children is such a huge commitment.
“It seems long-term. It seems like a commitment that you have to stick with. And I just don’t know if I can — it’s too risky. Like, what if I don’t like the kid? What if it turns out that it’s not as cute as I wanted or as talented? I’m gonna compare it to all these kids that I have on this show that are so smart and so funny. And I’m like, ‘You are nowhere near these kids I had on today,'” she said.
DeGeneres also said that she and de Rossi previously discussed the matter. But they were both on the same page when they decided that they won’t have kids.
“We love being with the kids after they’ve been fed and bathed. But we finally decided that we didn’t want our own children. There is too much glass in our house,” the comedian said.
During her interview with Out magazine, de Rossi said that to have kids, a couple should badly want to have children. However, she and DeGeneres both didn’t feel that way.
“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,” Portia de Rossi said.