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Portia de Rossi: 'It's just going to be me and Ellen and no babies'

04/13/2013 by Kristina Lopez

Portia de Rossi was candid in a new interview with OUT magazine about her marriage to Ellen DeGeneres, why the couple is not interested in having children and reprising her role as Lindsay Bluth Funke on the new season of "Arrested Development."

During her interview de Rossi, who is now 40, talked about feeling pressure in her 30s to have children.

"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? 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," de Rossi said.

"You have to really want to have kids, and neither of us did," she added. "So it's just going to be me and Ellen and no babies -- but we're the best of friends and married life is blissful, it really is. I've never been happier than I am right now."

DeGeneres and de Rossi wed in August 2008, when same-sex marriages were made legal in California for several months before a majority of voters approved the Proposition 8 ballot initiative to ban them.

Last month, DeGeneres brought her show to Australia, which is de Rossi's native country. De Rossi accompanied DeGeneres on the trip.

De Rossi also said in the interview she and DeGeneres have "settled into happily married life."

"We really support each other in whatever we're doing and we're incredibly happy, which is why you don't see us in the press so much," the actress said. "There's no drama to report."

In October, DeGeneres was honored with the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor from The Kennedy Center. The award is given every year to an individual who has made a significant contribution to American humor. Previous recipients of the prestigious award, which was first handed out in 1998, include Will Ferrell, Tina Fey, Bill Cosby, George Carlin, Whoopi Goldberg, Billy Crystal and Richard Pryor.

"Portia, what can I say? You have the most beautiful, talented, amazing wife," she joked during her acceptance speech, adding: "I love you."

The fourth season of "Arrested Development" is set to premiere on Netflix on May 26. The new season will contain 15 brand new episodes, and will be available for Netflix members to watch instantly at launch.

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