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Ellen DeGeneres Tweets About Portia's Name Change

Talk show host Ellen DeGeneres celebrated the news that her wife, Portia de Rossi, had her name officially changed.

On her Ellen Show Twitter account, she wrote, "I just got some amazing news. The court has granted Portia's name change. She's now officially Portia Winfrey."

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All joking aside, de Rossi has now legally changed her name to Portia Lee James DeGeneres. A judge signed an order Thursday granting the "Arrested Development" star's request, following a closed-door hearing that neither star attended, a court spokeswoman told the NY Daily News.

The couple met in 2004 and wed in 2008 during the time it was still legal to do so in California.

"Marriage is a different way of being together," Portia told People five months after the wedding. "It's legal, and it's real, so there's that kind of formality to it that makes it very valid."

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