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

06/11/2012 at 11:00 AM ET

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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.


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Vanessa on

It is an adorable hair-do on her!

Lisa on

I like Ellen and Portia both. Portia is a pretty lady and her hair cut does look adorable.

Bobbi on

I don’t understand why this lady Bethany has her own talk show, but I adore Ellen. She seems like the nicest person and easy to get along with.

Tina on

I’m sorry. The haircut looks a mess. Did she cut it herself?

Rolyat on

The usual transition from women to man is when the hair gets shorter and shorter.

Sophia on

I LOVE both Ellen and Portia. Wish them the best always.

shauna on

i think it’s cute, as for the comment did she do it herself, not all of us have to get their hair done everyday, and as for the comment about transition from women to man, well your just an ass. The only one that should like it is Portia, and she does, Ellen doesn’t even have to like it, it’s just a bonus lol

airstreamingypsy on

Portia is a beautiful woman and her haircut looks great. I predict “The Portia” will be the big next haircut fad, like “The Rachel” was back in the day.

As a horsewoman, I totally understand the Hanovarian tattoo…

tori on

Are you kidding,the short hair looks horrible – yuck!

Sharon on

Well Rolyat that is a ridiculous statement… basically you are saying EVERY woman with short hair just wants to be a man or is one step closer to being a man? I always think that I have heard it all when I read comments that people leave but amazingly I continue to be surprised by the level of absurdity in many of the comments.
If it were not for the anonymity of these boards I hazard a guess that there would be a great deal less absurd statements.

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!

Linda on

I love both Ellen and Portia and think they are a great and happy couple. I always loved Portia’s long hair BUT it does look very cute. She looks good with both I think. I just wish I could see her without her glasses on .. it hides her face.

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Kelly on

They are so sweet to one another. Love the new look..she looks great!!!!

esymmons on

It suits an older woman and she is getting older.

Tina on

@shauna, I don’t understand your comment ‘not all of us have to get their hair done everyday’. Whaaa! What in the world is that supposed to mean?

StyleWatch Fan on

Ellen looks horrified in this photo. Portia looks cute!

Jamie on

The haircut is horrible and looks way too ‘butch’, if you know what I mean.

Ed on

Great haircut

mary on

The haircut looks great on Portia- very hip and attractive! Some of the comments on this post are just plain rude and immature. Why?

JMQuinn on

She looks like Ellen Barkin…

Jon on

I liked the VIDEO, and it was really nice & interesting hearing what Ellen DeGeneres had to say with Bethenny Frankel, and vice versa!

Ginger on

Ellen is da bomb.

anet on

dont like it at all… now they both look alike, and that’s not a good thing

Em on

I think she looks beautiful as ever!! I just love these two! So glad they have their happily ever after!!

Danielle on

Portia new haircut and face lift are very nice…!

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Minou on

I love Portia’s new haircut! It looks fabulous! Ellen and Portia are both adorable and an inspiration with their kindness.

Chris Finney on

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anonymous on

wow, kinda too short, i liked it better before.

anonymous on

isnt she supposed to be the girl in this lesbian relationship..ellen looks more male here, and she now looks male..this haircut looks like a kid chopped it..not a good choice. too bad. guess she needed attention.

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Ed on

I just cut my daughters waist length hair very short like boys

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