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    Portia Ditches the de Rossi, Officially Becomes a DeGeneres

    Portia de Rossi, Ellen DeGeneres AP Photo/Matt Sayles

    Farewell, Portia De Rossi. It was nice knowing you.

    A Los Angeles judge has officially granted the Australian-born actress' request to legally drop her surname and take that of her partner, Ellen DeGeneres. Portia and Ellen tied the knot in August 2008 during a brief period when gay marriage was legal in California.

    That means as of today, the 37-year-old former Arrested Development star will now be known as Portia Lee James DeGeneres.

    Congrats!

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