ABC/Todd Wawrychuk(NEW YORK) — By now, everybody has heard a rumor at one point that Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi are planning to have a family.
But de Rossi reiterated that it’s simply “one big rumor that doesn’t seem to go away.”
“At this point, I feel like I’m disappointing the whole of America, not just my mother. You know?” she said during an appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live. “It’s true. The tabloids are at me. My mother’s at me…”
De Rossi, 41, and DeGeneres, 56, were married in 2008. Neither had a burning desire to be a mother, though they do treasure their roles as aunts to their two young nieces.
“They’re adorable and we love them and we play with them, and then we leave,” de Rossi said. “My brother’s way too smart to leave me alone with his children! It’s supervised play, Jimmy.”
But the Arrested Development star said her eldest niece prefers her Aunt Ellen, and she’s pretty sure that the younger one will follow suit, too. After all, she said, “there are a lot of perks” to having DeGeneres as an aunt.
“There’s free stuff, there’s meet the pop star that she wants to meet, 12 days of giveaways, obviously,” she said. “Yeah, she’s a pretty good aunt to have!”
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