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Portia de Rossi Files for Legal Name Change

Portia de Rossi Files for Legal Name Change

Portia de Rossi has filed a petition to legally change her name to Portia Lee James DeGeneres, to take the name of her spouse, Ellen DeGeneres. This isn’t the first time the actress has petitioned to have her name changed. The actress was born Amanda Lee Rogers.

Portia de Rossi has filed a petition to legally change her name to Portia Lee James DeGeneres, according to documents obtained by TMZ.

"Portia has filed a petition to legally change her name to Portia Lee James DeGeneres. She filed the papers in L.A. County Superior Court last Friday. As for why ... the petition says, 'Petitioner is taking the last name of her spouse.'"

This isn’t the first time the actress has petitioned to have her name changed. The actress was born Amanda Lee Rogers.

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