Portia recently went on Jimmy Kimmel Live! (to promote her guest role on Scandal?), and talked about the Ellen-And-Portia-Sitting-In-A-Tree-Making-A-B-A-B-Y rumors. About how they won't go away. She says,
"It's just one big rumor that doesn't seem to go away. And at this point, I feel like I'm disappointing the whole of America -- not just my mother."
I didn't know that was a 'thing' with them--the rumors I hear about Ellen and Portia are about how Ellen's really controlling, and Portia's still anorexic/has an eating disorder. I guess I didn't know because Ellen is 56, and Portia is 41--neither of them have kids. Neither of them, in their younger years (as far as I'm aware) was known for talking about wanting kids to the press. And if they wanted kids, they'd have them. One way or another.
And since neither of them have made any grandoise statements about wanting to make babies over the years, I'm not eyerolling her statement at all. I kind of eyerolled at the disappointing America bit, but meh. Ellen's show is huge.
I see where she's coming from. I just didn't think there were that many people who wanted them to have kids. I mean, I like kids, so it's nice to see a couple make babies, but I'd never say to someone that you need to make babies (unless it was a joke about how devastatingly good looking their children would be or how...mischievous they would be), or give them that feeling.
But I'm also thinking that it's people who want to see them make a statement. Because I remember back when Ellen and Portia got married--right when gay marriage had first been legalized, and then shortly after it was struck down. I saw their wedding pictures (loved Portia's dress)--how sweet they were together. How in love they looked. They were/are the face for the happy, gay marriage. And what marriage isn't complete (for a LOT of people) without babies.
So they can then be the face for the happy, gay marriage, AND the happy, gay parents. They'd be huge, in terms of a brand. I can't really think of any high profile gay couple that are married, let alone have kids.
Also--whoever did Portia's hair for Scandal needs to be taken aside. Maybe it was supposed to work for her character, but she looked mean and old. Uncompromising. That hairstyle was downright tragic (in my Mr. Omar voice). Tragic, tragic!
Source: US Weekly