Ellen DeGeneres on Having Kids With Portia De Rossi: There's "Too Much Glass in Our House"

Celebrity Moms Apr. 12, 2013 AT 7:30PM
Both Ellen DeGeneres and wife Portia de Rossi have stated that they don't see kids anywhere in their future together. Both Ellen DeGeneres and wife Portia de Rossi have stated that they don't see kids anywhere in their future together. Credit: Christopher Polk/Getty Images

Looks like they're on the same page, then! Portia de Rossi recently told the May issue of Out magazine that she's adamant about not having kids, and that's more than fine by wife Ellen DeGeneres, who's expressed a similar stance in the past.

The friendly talk show host addressed the baby issue during an interview on the Tonight Show With Jay Leno last fall, similarly explaining that kids just wouldn't be in the cards for the hot Hollywood couple.

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"I don't want to have one. I don't want to have six. I don't want to have any," DeGeneres, 54, told Leno in the September interview. "They're precious to look at and I love them; we have nieces and I love them very much. [But I] don't want 'em." 

DeGeneres also shot down rumors about wanting a family in her 2011 book, Seriously…I'm Kidding, explaining that the couple just didn't feel the urge to have little munchkins of their own.

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"People are constantly asking Portia and me if we are going to have children," she wrote. "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."

DeGeneres and de Rossi, 40, tied the knot at their home in the summer of 2008, and have been happy to keep their home-life just the two of them.

In a recent interview with Out magazine, de Rossi admitted that though she has previously struggled with whether or not she would genuinely want children, her answer still hasn't changed.

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"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?" she mused in the Out interview. "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."

"You have to really want to have kids, and neither of us did," she continued. "So it's just going to be me and Ellen and no babies."

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