Ellen DeGeneres: Portia's New Haircut Is 'Adorable'

06/11/2012 at 11:00 AM ET

Ellen DeGeneres, Portia de RossiAKM-GSI

Her new hairdo earned mixed reviews from readers, but Portia de Rossi’s latest cut has one very important fan: wife Ellen DeGeneres.

“It’s adorable,” she tells Bethenny Frankel in an episode of bethenny airing Tuesday. “She loves it. Everybody loves it. She really, really wanted to do it for a long time.”

DeGeneres says that because de Rossi grew up modeling, she always kept her hair long. “Everyone told her never to cut her hair,” she explains. “I think [long hair] just got to be part of her.”

So when de Rossi decided to take the plunge, “Everybody was like, ‘Oh, you’re going to regret it,'” DeGeneres recalls. “[But] it’s adorable and I love it.”

Though de Rossi is excited about her new look, she wasn’t so excited about its debut. “She was so upset we got paparazzi the other day,” DeGeneres says. “She was like, ‘Couldn’t it have been at an event when [my hair] was done and everything?'”

However, she’ll be able to show off another new detail soon: a wrist tattoo. “It’s a brand of her horse … a Hanoverian,” DeGeneres explains, before adding jokingly, “Not my name, it’s her horse.” Hear more from DeGeneres below.


FILED UNDER: Ellen DeGeneres , Hair
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Karolina on

I think the haircut can be cute if she had it styled differently – in this particular picture the cut looks awful.

roxy on


oscar on

I think Ellen should grow her hair out now…reverse the roles in the relationship. She can start wearing dresses and skirts and Portia will start dressing like the dude!

Zahrah and Sarah on

Hey, how ya doin? We wanted to ask you some information. We wanted to know if a guy from monkeytown came and cut your hair while you were sleeping without you knowing.

di on

love it!!

Pat on

I hope it looks better in person than in pictures. It looks rather unfortunate from here. Rather like Meg Ryan’s hairdo in Hanging Up where it looked like an angry beaver had been gnawing on her head.

Steph on

With the hair and smile, portia looks like renee zellweger. :)

Sunny on

I’m sorry but Ellen is so annoying. Plus, why doesn’t she get heat for dumping her girlfriend for Portia? The relationship is like an old man with young hot woman. Portia doesn’t even have to work anymore, she’s a kept woman. I’m being rude but I just can’t stand Ellen the phony.

Kelly on

I think she looks nice. The cut frames her face well.

Nancy on

Oh, help me Rhonda! Portia is a beautiful woman. Why would she want to get her hair cut like that? Ellen looks good in her haircut because we’re used to it. But I still see Portia as the woman who played JFK Jr.’s wife on a made for TV movie. Please, Portia, let it grow back!

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