Ellen doesn’t want kids because it’s a huge commitment. While Ellen DeGeneres often invites them on her daytime talk show, she’s not sure if she’s ready to be a mother, according to Examiner. She said that the long-term move is a bit risky.
“Like, what if I don’t like the kid? … What if it turns out that it’s not as cute as I wanted or as talented? I’m gonna compare it to all these kids that I have on this show that are so smart and so funny. And I’m like, ‘You are nowhere near these kids I had on today.'”
Ellen says kids aren’t in her future at this time. The comedienne, married to actress Portia de Rossi since August 2008, made light of the question. After all, her child would be compared to some of her past guests.
Back in May 2008, DeGeneres famously announced on her show that she and the Arrested Development alum, 42, would be getting married. At the time, the California Supreme Court overturned the state’s ban on gay marriage. DeGeneres, who came out in 1997, has had to defend their marriage and relationship amid occasional tabloid rumors of trouble, according to The Inquisitr.
Ellen answered to rumors that kids weren’t in her future because of recent relationship problems with Portia de Rossi. As previously reported by News OXY, there were several rumors that Ellen DeGeneres was going to divorce Portia de Rossi. She often has to deal with tabloid stories about her personal life on a regular basis.
“There doesn’t even need to be a [thick] skin, ’cause it’s not real … I’m just more flabbergasted by the fact that someone needs to make up a story. … There’s never been a point where we were breaking up or divorcing or fighting … None of these stories are even remotely true.”
For now, DeGeneres continues to cheer de Rossi’s juicy Scandal guest star gig and continues to make tens of millions of fans laugh every day. As for how long she will continue The Ellen DeGeneres Show?
“I can’t answer that question right now, I really can’t … Some days I’m tired and some days even when I’m tired and I get here — the audience is unbelievable … When we only have seven people here [in the audience] I’ll know that’s the time to go.”
The Ellen DeGeneres show premiered in 2003, notes Entertainment Tonight Online. The daytime talk show soared to the top after Oprah Winfrey retired.